Film Analysis

Film Analysis | Interviews | Massachusetts | Retrospective

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston presents Psychedelic Cinema: Take a trip back to the 1960s

1 Feb , 2014 | Written by Dave Walker | Posted by:

Dave Walker breaks down the film behind the ICA’s event Pychedelic Cinema. He interviews filmmaker, Ken Brown, and percussionist, Ken Winokur, about their work, the era, and their journey.


Film Analysis | Film Reviews | Local Industry | Massachusetts

Boston on the Big Screen

31 Jan , 2011 | Written by John DeCarli | Posted by:

With Boston taking a front seat at the Academy Awards on February 27th, it’s easy to see why more than just a tax credit has drawn filmmakers to its streets -- Boston has a film identity all its own.


Film Analysis | Film Festivals | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts

Palestinian, Filmmaker, or Both?

31 Oct , 2010 | Written by B. Walter Irvine | Posted by:

This October, the Boston Palestine Film Festival showed how Palestinians could be both activists and filmmakers.


Film Analysis | Filmmaking | Interviews | Local Industry | New England | Reports

Thy Will Be Done: A Woman’s Unique Journey

1 Sep , 2010 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

Filmmaker Alice Dungan Bouvrie documents the life of Sara Herwig, a transgendered woman with aspirations to become a Presbyterian minister.


Acting | Film Analysis | Filmmaking | Interviews | Local Industry | Massachusetts | New England | Reports | Screenwriting

The Who, the Whereuntofore, and The Why

31 May , 2010 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

The principal players not meeting until the day before production, The Why epitomizes the new type of collaboration in independent filmmaking.


Film Analysis | Film School & Education | Massachusetts | New England | Reports

Neurocinematics: Your Brain on Film

30 Jun , 2009 | Written by April Gardner | Posted by:

April Gardner provides a primer on the burgeoning academic field of neurocinematics, which may answer why we react (or don't) to certain films.


Film Analysis | Film Reviews | Massachusetts

The Instinct to Create

1 Mar , 2009 | Written by Marilyn D. Pennell | Posted by:

Marilyn Pennell recommends the documentary Who Does She Think She Is?, screening this month in Vermont at the Green Mountain Film Festival and Women’s Film Festival.


Film Analysis | How To's | Los Angeles | New England | New York | Screenwriting

What Happens When Your Script Receives “Coverage?”

1 Feb , 2009 | Written by Mere LaTour | Posted by:

Last month, Mere LaTour explained the benefits of story analysis. This month, she details what happens when a script receives 'coverage.'


Company/Organization Profiles | Film Analysis | Los Angeles | Massachusetts | Screenwriting

How to Utilize Story Development Services

1 Jan , 2009 | Written by Mere LaTour | Posted by:

Mere LaTour describes the benefits of seeking outside help with telling an effective cinematic story, whether fictional or documentary.


Film Analysis | Film Reviews

Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy to Heat Up Woods Hole Film Festival

1 Jul , 2008 | Written by Julia Cox | Posted by:

Marine biologist-turned filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson uses laughter as a vehicle for change.