Posts Tagged ‘Film Critics

A DAY AT THE SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS LAB

Back when I ran the BaltiCon Short Film Festival, we made sure each entrant got some earnest written feedback from the judges for their trouble. The modern Sundance ethic is to charge filmmakers $150 for a one-day seminar to give them feedback on the hundreds of entrants overall, in bulk, as it were.  Why didn’t […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

When a movie is “fine for what it is.”

Prime example here is Clash of the Titans.  I wasn’t really thrilled even with the original.  Sounds like the remake is even less thrilling. When a movie is “fine for what it is.” – Indie Eye – Blogs – IFC.com.

Hollywood

Final Season for ‘At the Movies’

The show founded by Siskel and Ebert, while still profitable, is apparently not profitable enough. “Theatrical distribution is now dominated by the big-budget, heavily marketed 3-D of the Week. Such films have a success utterly independent of critics.” via Final Season for ‘At the Movies’ – NYTimes.com.

TV

Variety Drops Chief Film and Theater Critics

Wow!  I thought Hollywood was doing better than ever! On the other hand, less major studio titles per year has to  mean less ad revenue, etc. I remeber going to Hamilton News Mart weekly to pick up that huge Variety paper of the 60’s and 70’s. Variety Drops Chief Film and Theater Critics | The […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Pretentious Film Reviewer Skewered

There’s such a thing as too much Kool Aid. Commentary » Blog Archive » A New York Times Embarrassment That’s Not on the Front Page.

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