In This Issue

It wasn’t quite Murphy’s Law, but when writer-director Victor Levin shot his first feature, “5 to 7,” in New York City, let’s just say that not everything went according to plan. You got a problem with that?

Dale Sherman shares an excerpt on the frequent visuals and concepts in Tarantino films from his insightful new book “Quentin Tarantino FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Original Reservoir Dogs.”

The structure of We’ll Never Have Paris is pretty true to life. It’s my story, when I was somewhat young and in the midst of a quarter-life crisis: I break up with the love of my life and then realize I’ve made a huge mistake and try to win her back. I don’t know what came first; the idea or the breakup. I got caught in sort of a spiral of neuroses. To say I lost some perspective is an understatement.

Gifted young actors from the U.K. have been coming to Hollywood since the silent era, but few have captured as much attention, or earned as much praise, as quickly as Jack O’Connell. Anyone who sees Unbroken (or any of his recent films, for that matter) will understand why. Based on the bestselling biography by Seabiscuit author …

From The Archives

On my office wall is an index card with a quote from the great John Boorman: “If I don’t know what a film is about, I go on to make it.” I knew Cake was about navigating loss, but somehow I didn’t connect it to my own experiences of loss until embarrassingly late to the game.

Before we started working on The Imitation Game, we’d both been working in television for some time and found ourselves between jobs and slightly directionless. A mutual friend of ours suggested we meet in order to ward off the loneliness and desperation that can sometimes result from unintended unemployment. We’d meet at coffee houses —

In 2004, long before we had even secured the rights to Jane Hawking’s book, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, Anthony was so captivated by Stephen and Jane’s story that he wrote a screenplay adaptation. It was a risk, but worth it, because he knew that even if he never got the rights, he …