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Netflix Thinks We Need to Stop Romanticizing the Cinema Experience… And I Kind-of Agree?!

Netflix Thinks We Need to Stop Romanticizing the Cinema Experience… And I Kind-of Agree?!

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Netflix may be kind-of, sort-of right about film fans needing to stop romanticizing movie theaters.) Watching a movie at home on TV simply isn’t the same as going to the movie theater and watching a film on the big screen w... »

This Helpful Infographic Will Help You Master Shutter Speed in No Time

This Helpful Infographic Will Help You Master Shutter Speed in No Time

All things shutter speed are broken down in this convenient chart. Understanding shutter speed can be a little difficult, especially when you consider how it affects and is affected by the two other important exposure settings, ISO and aperture. Cranking one up means you have to crank another down, and when you crank that one down you’ll have to balance it all by cranking the other one up. G... »

Here Are the Winners of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Awards

Here Are the Winners of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Awards

The 2017 SXSW Film Festival is drawing to a close, but there is still one order of business to attend to: announcing the Jury Award winners. While on the ground at this year’s SXSW, we were able to talk to so many fantastic filmmakers, sit in on engaging panel discussions, and watch a plethora of exciting films. Now it’s time to see which of the 130 films screened at SXSW rose to the t... »

Great Books That Hollywood Needs to Adapt Into Movies

Great Books That Hollywood Needs to Adapt Into Movies

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to respond to a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “Which book do you most want to see adapted into a movie?”  As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. If there’s a book you’d like to see to adapted (especially if you know who should star in it and direct it), send your thoughts to [email protected].. »

SXSW-Winning ‘The Work,’ The Movie That Will Change How You Think About Prison

SXSW-Winning ‘The Work,’ The Movie That Will Change How You Think About Prison

“I had no idea what prison was like.” When an inmate, a deacon, a Stanford-educated accountant, and an ex-convict biker decided to hold a four-day group therapy event between outsiders and inmates at Folsom Prison, James McLeary, the father of filmmaker Jairus McLeary, was one of the first outsiders invited to join. His father asked him to attend. Jarius declined. “I had no idea ... »

VOTD: ‘Nerf John Wick’ Lets the Foam Bullets Fly in the Most Badass Way

VOTD: ‘Nerf John Wick’ Lets the Foam Bullets Fly in the Most Badass Way

Gunplay was taken to an exciting new level with both John Wick and this year’s outstanding sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. Not only is the choreography of the gunfights between Keanu Reeves and his enemies awesome, but the way they’re shot is like a masterful dance through a battlefield of bullets. Some fans attempted to recreate that flawless action style, but they chose to simultaneously spice thin... »

‘Forever Now’: The Heartbreaking Short That Won SXSW Was Entirely Improvised

‘Forever Now’: The Heartbreaking Short That Won SXSW Was Entirely Improvised

Kristian Håskjold’s SXSW Jury Prize-winning short is a portrait of a dying relationship. When a relationship ends, closure can be a chimera. Often, at least one party is left alone in a room with questions that may have no answers. But what if you had one weekend to unpack it all—the infidelities, the insecurities, the shortcomings, the emotional missteps?  It’s not surprising that Kri... »

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