Film

girlhood

r/view- Opening Friday – Girlhood & Mr. Turner

By Marshall Shaffer Girlhood Writer/director Céline Sciamma’s third feature bears the title “Bande de Filles” in its native French tongue, which translates roughly to band (or group) of girls. Yet the English release of the film gives it this name: “Girlhood.” The title seems not only ill-fitting but also begging […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

By Marshall Shaffer “Fifty Shades of Grey” boasts a killer soundtrack of catchy pop tunes from some top artists – Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Sia – to spruce up what might otherwise be boring, forgettable montages. But while I watched the dominant sadomasochist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) attempt to lure the […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
timbukto

r/view: Timbuktu & Still Alice

By Marshall Shaffer   Timbukto Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” shows the consequences of radical Jihadist rule in a small north African village to gripping effect. No one goes untouched by their moralistic scourge as the fundamentalists clamp down on basic liberties and freedoms. The violent authorities tolerate no view or action […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film
george washington

a/perture, Piedmont Triad Film Commission, & New Winston Museum Present “Made in Winston-Salem” Film Series

By Staff   Collaborative partners a/perture Cinema, New Winston Museum and Piedmont Triad Film Commission have announced the arrival of the “Made in Winston-Salem” film and exhibit series premiering March 12th, 2015. “Made in Winston-Salem” will include screenings of films and exhibits featuring information about films created in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County […]

human capital

r/view – Human Capital

By Marshall Shaffer “Human Capital” begins with an unsuspecting waiter getting run off the side of an Italian road and being left for dead. Surprisingly, this is one of the least interesting things the film has to offer. Writer/director Paolo Virzì weaves a tale of two families in Northern Italy […]

by · February 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
the longest ride

Winston-Salem Shot “The Longest Ride” Trailer Premiers Online

By Staff   Back when North Carolina had a film industry (it was recently decimated due to actions by the North Carolina legislature) the film “The Longest Ride” was filmed on locations in and around Winston-Salem including the Fairgrounds and Coliseum. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
two days, one night

r/view- Two Days, One Night

By Marshall Shaffer   In 1999, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne arrived on the world stage of cinema in a big way with “Rosetta,” a film that won them the Palme d’Or at Cannes as well as global renown. That story, which they both wrote and directed, followed its eponymous 17-year-old protagonist […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
UNCSA School of Filmmaking Alum May Take on “Aquaman”

UNCSA School of Filmmaking Alum May Take on “Aquaman”

By Staff University of North Carolina School of the Arts alum Jeff Nichols could be about to make the move from the world of independently produced films like “Take Shelter” and “Mud” into the mega-budget world of big time super-hero flick movie making. A small part of the recent North […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film
koch brother exposed

Brave New Films Release Koch Documentary on Citizens United Anniversary – Full Length Video

By Staff Citizens United v. FEC, the controversial Supreme Court decision that opened American politics up to unlimited amounts of corporate cash (and many believe putting the US Government up for sale) was decided on January 21, 2010. Today, on the anniversary, Brave New Films has released their documentary “Koch Brothers […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
danny mcbride (UNCSA '99) as kenny powers

No North Carolina Films Currently in Production

By Staff   Has the North Carolina legislatures jihad against the NC Film incentives killed the state’s film industry?  According to a new story by WRAL’s Laura Leslie,  Guy Gaster, executive director of the North Carolina Film Office, confirmed that there are no movies currently in pre-production, production, or even […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 8 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film