#TBT: City of God (Meirelles/2002)

City of God is Brazil’s most critically acclaimed film of recent years. Based on the book of the same name by writer Paulo Lins, which in-turn was based on a true story, City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a violent, fast-paced movie that tells the tale of the residents of this Brazilian favela (slum). […]

3 Filmmakers On Developing Style

Ran across this insightful post featuring the wise words of “Sixteen filmmakers from different parts of the world and different time periods […] Their words are both revealing and encouraging.”  Here are my 3 favorite from the list:   Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and […]

#TBT: Taxi Driver (Scorsese/1976)

Martin Scorsese’s 1976 modern classic, Taxi Driver, begins with a grandiose opening sequence.  Very film noir, very Casablanca meets Alfred Hitchcock as we see a “taxi glide through the night like an iron coffin” (Mark Cousins, Story of Film: An Odyssey)  The film is seen through the eyes of the driver, Travis, it’s his point of […]