THE DECADE THAT REDEFINED MUSICALS: INTERVIEW WITH FILM HISTORIAN LEE GAMBIN

Film historian Lee Gambin shines a new light on the diverse movie musical output of the 1970s…



Posted on July 28, 2014 by

SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE: INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD LINKLATER ABOUT “BOYHOOD”

Richard Linklater discusses the crucial process of choosing music for his films, how the Internet has impacted teenage rebellion, and whether or not his directorial style changed over the 12-year arc of “Boyhood.”



Posted on July 22, 2014 by

“THE BIG ASK” INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS BEATTY AND REBECCA FISHMAN

I recently caught up with “The Big Ask” co-directors/married couple, Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman, at their home in Los Angeles where they were still adjusting to having a new human baby on top of promoting what they consider their first-born, a feature film…



Posted on July 3, 2014 by

“THE ELKS LODGE OF PUNK ROCK”: AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE TOZZI ON “RIOT ON THE DANCE FLOOR”

Director Steve Tozzi recounts the tale via the story of DJ turned City Gardens promoter, Randy Now, whose perseverance (while carrying mail by day) in the face of loss and frustration helped to build a legacy…



Posted on June 26, 2014 by

“BLUE RUIN”: INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY SAULNIER AND MACON BLAIR

This unconventional revenge movie is so violent and relentlessly suspenseful… if you can sit through it and not have that holy-shit-something-insane-is-about-to-happen squint on your face once during one of its extreme scenes, dear reader, you’re a lot tougher than I…



Posted on April 25, 2014 by

WESSELMANIA: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER LARRY WESSEL

It’s really no surprise then that the man who devoured “Famous Monsters of Filmland” and considers Francois Truffaut’s “Hitchcock” to be his Bible would start making films in 1968 at a mere 11 years old…



Posted on April 23, 2014 by

MULTI-COUNTRY ODYSSEY OF “BAREFOOT”: INTERVIEW WITH SCREENWRITER STEVE ZOTNOWSKI

When Steve Zotnowski sold his screenplay “Barefoot” nearly a decade ago, little did he know that it would begin a multi-country odyssey that would see the script turned into a movie twice, with some unprecedented litigation along the way…



Posted on February 24, 2014 by

“UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS” – REVIEW AND INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT GREENWALD

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 63 minutes

Robert Greenwald makes documentaries. He also makes waves. And enemies. In the capital of this country there are doubtless lots of seriously powerful people who’d like to see him come to harm. Or be ruined. And they’re the kind of folks who can make this happen. They eliminate people and destroy reputations for a living. Robert Greenwald makes documentaries about them…


Posted on February 18, 2014 by

TRIAL BY FIRE: “AS THE PALACES BURN” INTERVIEWS

With “As the Palaces Burn,” director Don Argott throws us mercilessly into his disorienting mosh pit of a movie…



Posted on February 3, 2014 by

BONDED BY BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKERS GARETH EVANS AND TIMO TJAHJANTO

Two filmmakers going balls-out. Both fearless. Both brilliant. Both at Sundance…



Posted on January 24, 2014 by

“THE CITIZEN”: AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR SAM KADI

Well known for speaking his mind about controversial matters concerning human rights and injustice, Kadi’s medium of choice is cinema…



Posted on October 7, 2013 by

FREDA’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: INTERVIEW WITH “GOOD OL’ FREDA” DIRECTOR RYAN WHITE

“Good Ol’ Freda” director Ryan White discusses how he balanced his film’s personal attributes with its larger historical themes. He describes Brian Epstein’s struggle to live as a closeted gay man during an era in which it was illegal, and how a piece of George Harrison’s hair was integral to financing his film…



Posted on September 11, 2013 by

HOUSE OF TWO STYLES: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER JIM TOWNS

I caught up with filmmaker Jim Towns over email to discuss his choice for a hybrid film, his love of film history, and his work in light of the current cinema…



Posted on July 29, 2013 by

SOMETHING FROM “NOTHING”: INTERVIEW WITH AMY ACKER AND ALEXIS DENISOF

On May 16th, Denisof and Acker joined Whedon for the Seattle International Film Festival’s opening night gala, where “Much Ado about Nothing” would screen to a sold-out audience. Prior to their walk across the red carpet, however, both actors discussed much ado about life in the Joss Whedon “Family”…



Posted on June 23, 2013 by

KUBRICK’S CUBE: INTERVIEW WITH “ROOM 237″ FILMMAKER RODNEY ASCHER

AVAILABLE ON CABLE, VOD AND ITUNES! Think Jack Torrance was tormented by inner demons in “The Shining”? Compared to the fixated folks in “Room 237,” he’s as mellow as Mister Rogers on quaaludes…



Posted on March 29, 2013 by

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