4 items from 2016
Jakub “Kuba” Kijowski has served as cinematographer on two feature-length films: 2013’s Floating Skyscrapers and The Lure, aWorld Cinema Dramatic Competition selection at Sundance 2016. Kijowski has also acted as a camera operator on a number of short films, including the Oscar-nominated In Darkness. Below, he discusses the fairy tale and musical-like aesthetic he sought to achieve for Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the cinematographer of your film? What were the factors and attributes that led to your being hired for this job? Kijowski: I actually didn’t know the director, Agnieszka Smoczynska very well. We […] »
- Soheil Rezayazdi
Welcome back to the Crypt o’ Xiii, my creeps! I’m pleased as putrid punch to be joined today by none other than Mitch Hyman; the creator of Bubba The Redneck Werewolf! As you will find out soon (or maybe you already have… I have no idea what order these things are gonna run in, and I ain’t no internet focused Kreskin), I loved the fleas right off of the ol’ sin-e-matic version of Bubba, and after seein’ it I wanted to learn all I could about the fury freak!
Famous Monsters. Welcome to my humble abode, Mitch! Just push that gut pile aside and have yourself a seat! So, how in the hairy hell did ya come up with the character of Bubba The Redneck Werewolf, and what are some of the arcane adventures he’s been up to in your frightful funny books?
Mitch Hyman. Well, I »
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Polish auteur Agnieszka Holland, once the protégé of Krzysztof Zanussi, is still best remembered for early 90s titles such as Europa Europa (1990) and her Arthur Rimbaud biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Total Eclipse (1993). Her last feature was 2011’s In Darkness, nominated for Best Foreign Language film that year, and she’s been steadily working in television, from the superb mini-series “Burning Bush,” to English language items such as episodes of “House of Cards,” and the t.v. treatment of “Rosemary’s Baby.” She’s been attempting to adapt famed Polish novelist Olga Tokarzuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead for several years, and phases of filmmaking have commenced on her adaptation, known as Game Count and co-written by Tokarzuk. Filming is supposed to wrap in late 2015/early 2016 on what’s described as a crime thriller with comedic »
- Nicholas Bell
How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2015?Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2015—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2015 to create a unique double feature.All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2015 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »
4 items from 2016
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