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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

CNMA Director Launches New Series

September 20, 2013 |

In addition to heading up the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU, Joshua Sikora also runs an independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures, which has been the driving force behind a number of cutting …

Acclaimed Filmmaker Whit Stillman to Visit HBU

September 9, 2013 |

Celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman will visit HBU and speak to students and faculty next Tuesday evening, October 1st. The event is being sponsored by The Free Enterprise Institute in cooperation with the Cinema & New Media …

Fruitvale Station and Oscar Grant

July 19, 2013 |

From Craig Detweiler’s review, Fruitvale Station, Oscar, and Us 

There has been plenty of heat generated by the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. I have read so many heartfelt responses and blog posts in …

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel

June 14, 2013 |

Steven Greydanus at NCR reviews Zack Snyder’s new Superman film:

In the gritty, desaturated world of modern action blockbusters, it seems there’s no place for bright primary colors of wonder and awe. The screenplay gestures toward …

Tragic Worship

June 12, 2013 |

Carl Trueman writes about death, tragedy, and Christian worship over at First Things:

The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but …

Are Video Games the Next Art Form?

June 5, 2013 |

Noah Davis at Pacific Standard considers the evolving artistic complexity of video games:

PERHAPS IRONICALLY, THE GROWTH of video games may help the general population talk about other forms of art, specifically interactive art. They present …

Linklater and Small Filmmaking

June 4, 2013 |

NoFilmSchool highlights an interview with director Richard Linklater on his small productions:

From the sounds of things, the characters were pretty much the only things that changed about these movies, while the style of production stayed …

Time in the “Before” and “Up” Films

June 3, 2013 |

Brett McCracken at Mere Orthodoxy writes on time and the power of cinema:

A professor I admire once said — while discussing the films of Yasujiro Ozu, or maybe it was semiotics (can’t remember) — that …

The Media and Documentaries

May 31, 2013 |

Danny Schechter at AlterNet on our sensationalized news media world and how this affects documentary filmmakers:

There has been a major shift in media culture as most TV networks have abandoned long-form information programming. In these …

The New Arrested Development

May 30, 2013 |

The New Arrested Development Is Dark, Uneven and Frustrating. Can We Have Another?

James Poniewozik – TIME Entertainment

If you marathoned old AD before watching this, turning on the first episode (focused on a falling-out between …