Why ‘Underwater’ is the best film about Israel

Shazam, a live-action movie about a group of underwater film makers who film underwater, will open on July 12.The film, directed by Israeli-American filmmaker Niv Ben-Yehuda, follows the story of Ben-Zvi, an Israeli filmmaker who makes underwater documentaries in Israel.The film's story revolves around his attempts to create a film with no political message and is a testament to the power of film...

A new documentary about Philly’s film scene, which was shut down in 2014 by a court ruling

By Emily ClementsPublished April 12, 2018 12:15:12The city of Philadelphia has lost a federal appeals court ruling that effectively shut down the film scene in the city, which had become a magnet for artists, directors, filmmakers, actors and writers who came to Philadelphia from across the country for the festival circuit.The ruling was issued in March by a federal district judge in the Eastern...

‘The Interview’ director calls for ‘total and complete’ shutdown of movie theaters after film goes online and goes dark over cyberattack

Phila.tv/9qw1h1m The Interview director James Franco is calling for "total and total shutdown of film theaters" after a cyberattack that he says is designed to kill his film.The movie, which is based on the 2013 book and the upcoming comedy, The Interview, will be shown in theaters across the U.S. on Tuesday.The film was produced by the production company Twentieth Century Fox.The studio issued a...