Steven Soderbergh’s Psycho

Today Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the lens of films such as Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven and Behind the Candelabra, released a new version of Hitchcock’s Psycho, editing it alongside the 1998 shot-for-shot remake from Gus Van Sant. The remake seemed like a needless addition to the film’s legacy at the time, but Soderbergh’s concept to then recut the two films together, gives the concept … Continue reading Steven Soderbergh’s Psycho

The Academy Awards: A Shotgun Oscars Prediction

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips) Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita N’yongo Best Animated Feature: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho) Best Cinematography: Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki) Best Costume Design: American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson) Best Directing: Alfonso Cuaron … Continue reading The Academy Awards: A Shotgun Oscars Prediction

Awards Season Special: The struggle for Momentum

Although there are members of the filmmaking community that like to make it known they couldn’t care less about awards season, statistics speak for themselves when proving that a big win can be a huge financial enhancement, as well as a considerable rise in recognition from the general public. According to BusinessInsider.com (Source:IBISWorld), the best picture winners overs the past five years had an average production … Continue reading Awards Season Special: The struggle for Momentum

We’ll Let You Know: Great Screen Tests and Early Auditions

Screen tests and early auditions have been supplemented as ‘bonus features’ on our DVDs ever since Sam Raimi went mad and released what seemed like a television series off featurettes for the DVD release of Spiderman; But many great screen tests before this era have also been preserved for our pleasure. Naturally, this means that a lot of these hidden gems can now be found … Continue reading We’ll Let You Know: Great Screen Tests and Early Auditions