In 2013, Steven Soderbergh retired from filmmaking. “The worst development in film-making – particularly in the last five years – is how badly directors are treated,” he said in an interview with New York Magazine on his retirement, “…I...
As summer closes, studios prepare to debut their Oscar hopefuls at fall film festivals and then to audiences, which makes now a good time to look back on the year so far. These are the films not to be missed before the heavy hitters of fall and winter...
Mid-summer tends to feel like a cinematic wasteland. Most of the major studio tent poles have been released and we are still a month or two away from the more serious films of Oscar season. Three movies aimed to inject some originality into theaters and...
Colin Trevorrow’s first feature Safety Not Guaranteed was made for $750,000 and found most of its viewers when it arrived on Netflix. Patty Jenkins’ first film Monster was made for $8 million and was met with high critical praise and an Oscar for...
This week we started our Introduction to Animation camp and so far, it is safe to say, we have some super CREATIVE students in Light House Studio! On the first day of camp, we spent the morning learning about the history of animation and the many different...
Last month at Vinegar Hill Theater, we were joined by director Bart Freundlich for a screening of his newest film, Wolves. During the Question and Answer portion with Freundlich after the film, he stated that Wolves was “30 years in the making.” It...
by: Caroline Cox The opening scene of La La Land immediately places the audience in the stereotypical Los Angeles scene- a crowded freeway. Then within the opening lines of the first song, another stereotype is revealed, the idea that everyone in LA...