Despite a rather anemic year at the box office (a handful of superhero blockbusters to the contrary), the price of a movie ticket keeps climbing. And does not even include the extra coin that audiences must pay to see films in 3D or Imax formats. Moviegoers are being forced to shell out more for tickets than ever before. While ticket prices top $11 in New York and Los Angeles, the average cost at multiplexes around the country is a record $8.12. With more theaters cutting back on senior and student discounts and matinee prices, the cost to go to a film is nearly double the cost of downloading or watching a film in the VOD format in the comfort of one’s own home. That is not a good trend for movie theaters which may move into retrenchment mode in the years ahead.
Graduation (“Bacalaureat“) (Cristian Mungiu, 2016) 4 out of 4 stars. The new film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) begins with a bang. Well, a crash, anyway, as a rock shatters the glass of … Continue reading
INTERVIEW with STEVEN PROWSE: Screenwriting tips for FILM FESTIVALS ……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, … Continue reading
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. The worst thing about Their Finest is its generic title, which offers no indication of the magical whimsy within. Otherwise, it is a charming, bittersweet cinematic confection that tells the … Continue reading