Archives for June 1, 2013

Want to Go to Jerusalem with Benedict Cumberbatch?

When The Hobbit opened a few months ago, we all saw a dragon's eye view of the fictional place called Lake Town. But we didn't hear the dragon's voice. Not yet.Two years ago, my filmmaking friend Nathan Clarke, director of the surprising and hard-hitting documentary Wrestling for Jesus, pointed me to some aerial footage of another location — the very real city of Jerusalem.It was, in fact, an unprecedented 7-minute aerial view of the city, captured for a documentary that will give m … [Read more...]

What Do 2013’s Most Stylish Vampires Have in Common with Johnny Depp, Tom Waits, and Bill Murray?

In a few months, vampires will prowl on the big screen again.This may sound like unremarkable news. How many vampires have we seen on the big screen in recent years?But these approaching vampires aren't your ordinary bloodsuckers. Nor are they the sentimentalized, sparkle-chested fakes from Twilight land. Their names are Adam and Eve. They're played by Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, The Deep Blue Sea) and Tilda Swinton. They stirred up some rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May. … [Read more...]