David Jones


Column: Studio films hijack the holidays

With several prominent studios releasing high-budget films from popular franchises this holiday season, movie theaters around the country can't afford to prioritize the critically-acclaimed films expected to garner attention and major awards this year. 

Column: "Film versus digital" debate ignores subjectivity

Many cinema nerds swoon at the thought of something shot on film. The tasteful grain that film provides over digital is charming and quite noticeable to a trained eye. It was something film-goers took for granted until George Lucas decided to shoot “Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones” ...

The phenomenon of rewatchable films

Long before the age of on demand streaming, home video and commercialized theater chains, catching a film at a theater was something special and missing a film in theaters often meant never getting to experience it.

"Game of Thrones" and the art of fantasy story scale

Since it's premiere 2011, HBO’s fantasy epic, “Game of Thrones,” has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity to heights that no other fantasy TV show has even come close to. This could be attributed to the show’s pulse-pounding action, dazzling special effects or imminently memorable characters, ...

Edgar Wright, James Gunn and the art of the cinematic iPod

The summer movie season is often defined by rip-roaring action blockbusters and animated powerhouses. Summer 2017 is no different with the likes of hits like “Wonder Woman” and “Despicable Me 3.” However, for me Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy ...

COLUMN: Streaming services are not cinema's enemy

When Bong Joon-ho’s newest film, “Okja,” premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last week, it was met with a decent chorus of boos before being projected in the wrong aspect ratio for 10 minutes.