‘Evil genius’ Trump will be ‘last president of US’, filmmaker Michael Moore warns

Calling President Donald Trump an “evil genius” plotting to declare himself dictator for life, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore said his new film ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ will mobilize the liberal #Resistance majority. Moore’s new documentary, scheduled to hit theaters on September 21, seeks to “bring Trump down” before the November midterms. The title is a retread […]

The Filmmaker Wringing Truth — and Comedy — From Addiction

Seventeen years ago, Tess Sweet wanted to disappear. Suicidal, addicted to heroin and consumed by shame and rage following a sexual assault, she couldn’t see how she might someday help others suffering similar pain. Today, Sweet is a filmmaker living in Santa Cruz, California, using her experiences with addiction and mental illness to shift the […]

Filmmaker Sues ‘Stranger Things’ Creators, Says They Ripped Off His Idea

A new Stranger Things lawsuit might have Netflix’s lawyers wishing they were in the Upside Down. Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing Matt and Ross Duffer, the twin creators of the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, for allegedly ripping off his idea for the show. Read more about the Stranger Things lawsuit below. TMZ reports […]

The Syrian Filmmaker Documenting Jihadi Family Values

“I learned to speak directly to the eyes,” says Talal Derki. He’s sitting on a couch in a rented condo in Park City, Utah, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. With tattooed arms, a well-trimmed goatee and penetrating green eyes, the 40-year-old Syrian filmmaker projects an intensity and sincerity that must’ve helped convince a jihadi […]

Spike Lee is the Latest Filmmaker to Teach Through MasterClass

Following in the footsteps of fellow filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Werner Herzog, director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, She’s Gotta Have It) is the latest to sign up to teach classes through the online education company MasterClass. Anyone with an internet connection, an interest in filmmaking, and some cash to spare can […]

Spike Lee is the Latest Filmmaker to Teach Through MasterClass

Following in the footsteps of fellow filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Werner Herzog, director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, She’s Gotta Have It) is the latest to sign up to teach classes through the online education company MasterClass. Anyone with an internet connection, an interest in filmmaking, and some cash to spare can […]

The Thai Filmmaker Documenting Life at the Margins

Five years ago, Nontawat Numbenchapol struck up an acquaintance with a boy living in Bangkok while working on a PBS documentary about Shan people, an ethnic minority group from Myanmar. The boy told the documentarian that he hoped to become a photographer and filmmaker, and the two connected on Facebook to chat about cameras. By […]

After an investor bailed, a 20-year-old filmmaker spent her entire college fund finishing her award-winning debut

Samuel Goldwyn Films Actress-turned-director Quinn Shephard was 20 when she made her debut feature film “Blame” in 2015. The movie went on to win the best actress prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and later found theatrical distribution. Shephard had to cash in her college fund to self-finance the movie after her sole investor […]

Was Radley Metzger Our Finest Erotic Filmmaker?

Flavorwire is taking the final week of 2017 off, because God knows we need it. But all week, we’ll be reposting some of our favorite pieces from the year. Read them all here. When Radley Metzger died in March, the news wasn’t followed by the thoughtful tributes and rapturous retrospectives that usually accompany the passing […]

Daily Podcast: Should Our Feelings About The Filmmaker Taint The Movie? Justice League, Tom Cruise, LotR & More

On the November 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Rotten Tomatoes score and box office tracking for Justice League, Quentin Tarantino wants to cast Tom Cruise in his next film, what Christopher Tolkien resigning […]