World Builders

Jeff Cronenweth Explains Why ‘Being the Ricardos’ Ditches the 4:3 Ratio

We chat with the cinematographer about capturing emotional truth rather than historical accuracy. Read More

How Göran Lundström Transformed Jared Leto for ‘House of Gucci’

We chat with the prosthetics designer about wrangling Jared Leto's massive mane, the first step in transforming the actor into… Read More

How Sound Mixing Solidifies the Cultural Takeover of ‘Encanto’

We chat with Alvin Wee about the art he supplies as the 'Encanto' score mixer and how tiny variations culminate… Read More

Warren Ellis Only Needs 30 Seconds of Footage to Score Your Whole Movie

We chat with the composer about his latest project, 'The Velvet Queen,' and about how he and Nick Cave jam-session… Read More

How David Newman Protected Leonard Bernstein with ‘West Side Story’

We chat with the composer about his role in the remake and why he was hired to stand guard over… Read More

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen Explains the Murky Noir Aesthetic of ‘Nightmare Alley’

Also: why his partnership with Guillermo del Toro is a match made in film noir hell. Read More

Why We Can’t Dismiss the Star Power in ‘Red Notice’

We talk to producer Hiram Garcia about the new Netflix action movie. Plus: why we should be super pumped about… Read More

How Maz Makhani Shot ‘The Guilty’ in 11 Days Without a Director on Set

We chatted with the cinematographer about the numerous improvisations required to complete this film under an accelerated schedule. Read More

The Covid Comedy ‘Stop and Go’ is Just Two Filmmakers Guessing

We chat with filmmakers Whitney Call and Mallory Everton about why they're waiting for the audience to tell them whether… Read More