‘Summer of ’84 Directors on Crafting Their Nostalgic Horror Throwback and the Status of ‘Turbo Kid 2’ [Fantasia Film Festival Interview]

What is about the image kids on bicycles, having an adventure, that just screams “This is a story set in the 1980s”? The trio of Montreal-based filmmaking team, known collectively as RKSS (and individually as François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell), decided to find out when they got their hands on the Summer of ’84 […]

‘Dungeon Girl’ Offers Cheery Dungeon Delving And Elaborate Crafting

My Dungeon Girl experience took quite the turn: at first I thought “all of this is utterly pointless.” A few hours later I was hooked. That’s because your first forays into the game’s dungeons are simply overwhelming. It explains all of its various mechanisms at once and in great detail, and this wall of text […]

Conversation design: The right approach to crafting voice interfaces

GUEST: Apple’s App Store launch feels like a distant memory now — the glossy buttons, overused gradient, and harsh drop shadows have faded in the rearview for most of us. Similarly, in a few years we’ll have forgotten the arguments we’re now having with our voice assistants — the casual request “Hey Siri” eventually turning…Read […]

‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Director Sara Colangelo on Crafting Her Award-Winning Drama [Sundance Interview]

For her second feature at Sundance (after her highly praised 2014 debut Little Accidents), writer/director Sara Colangelo has chosen to remake a four-year-old Israeli drama to examine the dying practice of encouraging and protecting artistic genius. Like the Staten Island educator at the center of this film, The Kindergarten Teacher pushes boundaries and crosses lines […]

The IndieBeat: How Studio Oleomingus is crafting its Indian post-modern fairy tale

For the last three years, Indian indie studio Studio Oleomingus has been crafting its first game, a post-modern fairy tale called Somewhere. It’s gifted the internet with occasional peeks into its magic realist world of stories within stories, notably with the interactive parable Timruk and the delightfully weird conversation-generator Menagerie. This weekend, it plans on releasing a […]

‘Godless’ Creator Scott Frank on Crafting His Epic Netflix Western [Interview]

Godless, the acclaimed new miniseries now streaming on Netflix, first came into being years ago when writer, director, and creator, Scott Frank wrote a feature script pitting Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) and the town of La Belle against the wrath of Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels). Despite all the talent that became involved, the western struggled to get made as a film. After […]

‘Thelma’ Director Joachim Trier on Crafting His Incredible Queer Horror Film [Interview]

Thelma is the story of a girl who moves away from home for the first time to attend college. And then she falls in love with another girl. And then she realizes that she has horrifying supernatural powers. And then things really go off the rails. Norway’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy […]

Trump’s role in crafting a misleading statement for his son could spell more legal trouble for the White House

President Donald Trump personally “dictated” a misleading statement about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer last year that said they primarily “discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children,” The Washington Post reported Monday, a move experts say could put the White House at fresh legal risk. Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, told CNN in the days […]

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on Crafting Great Post-Credits Scenes [Interview]

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press junket, and we discussed a variety of things. We talked about how the Marvel tradition of post-credits scenes started, and how they are developed before, during and sometimes after filming. I also asked him […]

‘League Of Legends’ Champion Crafting: Lunar Revel 2017 Cash Grab By Riot

The new year is upon us, and League of Legends game developer Riot is cashing in on the Chinese New Year celebrations with skins, chests, and more available for purchase. LoL is releasing a lot of skins this Lunar Revel, with Azir, Garen, and Vi all getting their own skins for the celebration. Several legacy […]