“B” movie fans remember Hugo Haas? A writer, director, actor, Hass’ movies were know for the Blond Bombshell in distress. His ultimate claim to fame could be a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for “Best Low-Budget Screenplay” for his 1951 film Pickup. Rick29 takes a look at his career.Read more →
Every movie needs a Director. The movie director section of Moviefanfare.com narrows our scope to just movie directors. We profile the great directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood and B Movie Directors that are unknown. Polls about movie directors as well as interviews with some of the great directors making films today.
Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Multiple Best Director Academy Award Winner?
To date 19 men–Frank Capra, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, and Steven Spielberg among them–have won two or more Best Director Academy Awards. We invite you to vote for your favorite multiple Oscar-winning filmmaker in this week’s poll.Read more →
Wes Craven: Remembering Movies’ Master of Nightmares
Groundbreaking horror film writer/director Wes Craven died this past weekend from cancer at 76. We look back at the career of the man who “dreamed up” Freddy Krueger and turned “slasher movie” conventions on their ear with Scream.Read more →
My Favorite Woody Allen Movies
Paragraph one: He adored Woody Allen movies. He idolized them all out of proportion. Uh, no, let me start that over. Paragraph one: He was too romantic about Woody Allen movies…oh, you know what? Let’s cut to the chase: Here are my 10 favorite Woody Allen movies.Read more →
The Legacy of Documentarian Albert Maysles
MovieFanFare remembers filmmaker Albert Maysles–co-director with his brother David of such groundbreaking documentaries as Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens and The Gates–who died last week at 88. .Read more →
My Favorite Martin Scorsese Pictures
Martin Scorsese isn’t just one of my favorite movie directors; he’s one of my movie heroes. Here are five of his pictures that are never far from my mind.Read more →
Men Behind the Camera: Remembering Francesco Rosi and Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
MovieFanFare looks back at the lives and work of two noted filmmakers–neorealist Italian director Francesco Rosi and indie movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.–who both passed away over the weekend.Read more →
Walks on the Wild Side: Movie Directors Pushing the Envelope
Director Lars von Trier’s latest release, Nymphomaniac Vols. I and II, continues the tradition of filmmakers redefining the limits of screen eroticism. Explore the work of von Trier and fellow mavericks Stanley Kubrick, Paul Verhoeven and others.Read more →
Been There, Donen That: A Salute to Stanley
Dancer-turned-director Stanley Donen, whose storied resume includes Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is about to mark his 90th birthday, and we’re celebrating with a look back at a remarkable career.Read more →
Guns and Cannon: For J. Lee Thompson on His 100th
From ’50s Brit cinema to Hollywood blockbusters to Golan/Globus “Cannon fodder,” director J. Lee Thompson forged a lengthy resume that defies pigeonholing. With his centenary coming up, we’re looking back on a singular body of work.Read more →