Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles died Thursday night after a 60-year long career that deeply affected the conversations around nonfiction filmmaking, conversations about truth, accuracy, bias and exploitation. Here are clips from seven films that define his unflinching style.
At last night’s 87th annual Oscar ceremony, all eight best picture nominees went home with at least one award. Continue reading
Ahead of the 87th Academy Awards this Sunday, can you guess which Oscar-nominated film these critics’ reviews praised or bashed this past year? Continue reading
As Daily Show fans get ready to say goodbye, take a look at 8 quintessential Jon Stewart clips. Continue reading
Richard Linklater reflects on growing up in front of the camera and how changing technology will effect today’s kids who are documented constantly. Continue reading
This was in the New Frontier exhibition that’s showcasing a new world of virtual reality technology and its use in filmmaking. There was plenty of video game-like ‘immersion,’ Filmmakers are beginning to think through how to tell a complex story using VR, and you, the viewer, are suddenly in that story. Continue reading
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That’s the driving concern of the new documentary “Language Matters,” from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker David Grubin. Continue reading
With this morning’s announcement of the nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards, we want to hear which films, directors and actors you think should take home a gold statuette. Before the big night, we here at Art Beat will tally up the results and see how close your predictions are to the outcomes. Continue reading