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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
boyhood

r/view – Boyhood

By Marshall Shaffer   Writer/director Alexander Payne has said of cinema’s advent, “I think that mankind had been looking for this magnificently verisimilar art form which really mirrors life.” And like an answer to an unspoken prayer, “Boyhood” arrives after over a century of narrative cinema to show that the […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
r/view- Two Oscar Nominated Films Open Friday in Camel City

r/view- Two Oscar Nominated Films Open Friday in Camel City

By Marshall Shaffer   Editor’s Note: On Thursday morning “Whiplash” received Academy Award  nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Editing, Sound Mixing, and Best Supporting Actor (JK Simmons).  “Foxcatcher” received nominations for Best Director, Writing, Make-up, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) and Best Actor (Steve Carell).  Friday […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
sisters

Listful Thinking- Most Anticipated Films of 2015

By Marshall Shaffer Well, time to usher in 2015. It certainly looks to be another good year of movies with plenty of great actors and directors gearing up with compelling new projects. And, if you’re a franchise lover, this year ought to be nirvana. So, here’s a year-beginning top 10 […]

by · January 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
selma

CCD Film Review – Selma

By Marshall Shaffer   “Selma” is not a Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic. Or, I should say, “Selma” is not just a Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic. It is so much more than just the story of one man. Director Ava DuVernay and writer Paul Webb create their “Lincoln,” a […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
Marvel’s Ant Man Trailer Released – Directed By a North Carolina Filmmaker

Marvel’s Ant Man Trailer Released – Directed By a North Carolina Filmmaker

By Staff   The trailer for Marvel Studios “Ant Man” starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and was directed by North Carolina’s own Peyton Reed has hit the interwebs.  The film has had a troubled production which included the firing of the original director, Brit cult favorite Edgar Wright.  The […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
the imitation game

r/view – The Imitation Game

By Marshall Shaffer   As if the subject of “The Imitation Game” – a tender British soul misunderstood as an incompetent and bumbling fool – weren’t enough to draw comparisons to “The King’s Speech,” the film seemingly invites the parallel in its opening credits. It’s only faintly discernible, but audio […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film