Trying to Love the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer

Trying to Love the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer

On May 15th, 20th Century Fox dropped the trailer for the Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. As it just so happened, I had been listening to Queen on the drive into work that day (“Death on Two Legs”), and I was still listening to them when I opened my laptop and saw the trailer was out […]

Hollywould: Songbirds, Solo, and Selfies

Hollywould: Songbirds, Solo, and Selfies

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Bill & Ted Reunite to Face the Music Dudes, the Wyld […]

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. IV: The Branching Paths of Indies

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. IV: The Branching Paths of Indies

This month, we’ve been going through a brief history of independent films, looking at how and why the art-house and stylized independent films of the ’80s and ’90s turned into the quirky hipster indies of the 2000s. In case you need a recap, be sure to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3. […]

Hollywould: Del Toro, Documentaries, and Douchebags

Hollywould: Del Toro, Documentaries, and Douchebags

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry— we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Del Toro and Dreamworks Join Forces Fresh […]

High-Budget vs Low-Budget: Who’s More Successful in 2018 so Far?

High-Budget vs Low-Budget: Who’s More Successful in 2018 so Far?

It’s difficult to make a movie— there’s no question. From the beginning of the creative process to the distribution of the finished product in theaters, the whole industry can be an eternal black hole of pandemonium. You know what the worst part is? That the possibility of not even having a payoff is incredibly high. […]

the genre of indie films vol.iii: following the quirky leader

the genre of indie films vol.iii: following the quirky leader

The trek from independent and arthouse cinema to quirky indie darlings continues. In case you missed them, you can check out part one here and part two here. With the ’90s out of the way, it’s time to move into the 2000s and the age of the mainstream indie film. Somewhere in the past fifteen […]

Takashi Miike: The Japanese Chameleon

Takashi Miike: The Japanese Chameleon

Few filmmakers are able to accomplish the feat that Takashi Miike has over the course of his career; the quest for 100 films. Currently on IMDB, Miike has 102 directing credits to his name and more to come. His collection features some of the most depraved and violent sequences ever put to film. However, he also […]

Hollywould: Career Turns, Comics, and Cannes

Hollywould: Career Turns, Comics, and Cannes

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry— we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Alex Garland Goes Family-Friendly The Toymaker’s Secret, […]

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

The Genre of Indie Films Vol. II: Anti-Hollywood Rebels

Last week I started down a journey, trying to figure out how the highly artistic independent films of the 1990s led to the rise of “quirky” indie films in the 2000s. With a bit of the history out of the way, we can take a deeper look at the image of the outsider and anti-Hollywood filmmaking that […]