film industry

4.4.19

Why Good Actors End Up in Terrible Films

We spoke to people working in the industry to answer the most important question of modern cinema.

2.13.18

We tried making it in "Nollywood," Nigeria's booming film business

Nollywood produces thousands of movies a year, eclipsing Hollywood and rivaling Bollywood in sheer output

9.25.17

‘The Night Of’ Was a Step Forward, But for Who?

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.

2.27.17

Meet the Female Composers Fighting for Equality in Hollywood

When it comes to scoring blockbusters, the film industry is anything but fair to women.

12.20.14

Roy in Hollywood: Am I a Comic Character?

Roy, a chubby and naive manboy, is meeting his maker, Gilbert "Beto" Hernandez. Beto is still apologizing for his interview on VICE from two weeks ago.

12.16.14

How to Make It as an Expat Extra in Vietnam

The Vietnamese film industry is always in need of foreign-looking people to appear in the background of movies, but it can be a tricky ladder to climb.

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5.15.14

The Cannes Film Festival Can Be a Pretty Miserable Place

Cannes is essentially just self-congratulation wrapped in lies and other people’s misery. While the festival supposedly exists to celebrate cinema as the most palatable form of high art, it’s really just a chance for the powerful to plod around...

3.2.14

'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Star Saves an Iconic New Orleans Pastry

Baker-turned-actor Dwight Henry is known for his breakout lead role in the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild. I recently spoke with the New Orleanian about why he continues to straddle both worlds and how he saved the buttermilk...

8.11.13

Adventures in the North Korean Film Industry

Kim Jong-il also loved giving white guys a chance on the big screen, as long as they were up for playing the white devil. It was inevitable that someone as fame-hungry as me would travel to the asshole of the earth just to have a crack a the whole...