NAPSTER NOT BAD? INTERVIEW WITH “DOWNLOADED” FILMMAKER ALEX WINTER

When the opportunity presented itself to interview filmmaker Alex Winter about his new documentary, “Downloaded,” it was a no-brainer to accept…



Posted on March 9, 2013 by

TEAM VHS: INTERVIEW WITH “REWIND THIS!” FILMMAKERS JOSH JOHNSON, CAROLEE MITCHELL AND CHRISTOPHER PALMER

Austin, TX based IPF Productions have recently finished their documentary about something near and dear to the hearts of many film fanatics everywhere and that’s the VHS tape…



Posted on March 7, 2013 by

GETTING EVEN WITH “ODD BRODSKY”: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER CINDY BAER

With a premiere expected sometime later this year, Film Threat had an opportunity to ask “Purgatory House” filmmaker Cindy Baer for an early taste of what her latest feature film, “Odd Brodsky,” might have in store for us…



Posted on March 6, 2013 by

MICHAEL G. ANKERICH: THE LOST WORLD OF MAE MURRAY

Film Threat’s Phil Hall interviews film historian Michael G. Ankerich about his new book concerning the rise and fall of long-forgotten silent movie icon Mae Murray…



Posted on February 20, 2013 by

DAVID LUHRSSEN: IN PRAISE OF ROUBEN MAMOULIAN

David Luhrssen’s new book, “Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen,” provides an in-depth consideration of director Rouben Mamoulian’s remarkable contributions to stage and screen…



Posted on February 11, 2013 by

DESTIN CRETTON IS NOT A “HIPSTER”

Now, almost exactly a year to the day from the time I saw the film, it’s coming to theaters in limited release as well as on all your favorite view-at-home platforms. I took the opportunity of the film’s release to do a much overdue interview with “I Am Not A Hipster” writer/director Destin Cretton…



Posted on January 16, 2013 by

PUSHING HIS LUCK: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER LUIS PRIETO

Luis Prieto’s “Pusher” will encourage you to pay off your Master Card… pronto…



Posted on October 31, 2012 by

“REEL TERROR” – INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DAVID KONOW

With “Reel Terror,” Konow assembles the skin, bones, and viscera of horror’s hundred-year onscreen history, and doesn’t miss a bloody stitch…



Posted on October 8, 2012 by

PEAK PERFORMANCE: INTERVIEW WITH CHAD JUKES ON “HIGH GROUND”

PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “High Ground” is an emotional metronome of a film, swaying between the horror of combat and the staggering beauty of high-altitude vistas…



Posted on September 22, 2012 by

JAMES L. NEIBAUR REVISITS HARRY LANGDON’S SILENT COMEDIES

Film historian James L. Neibaur takes a fresh look at one of the most polarizing figures in film comedy…



Posted on September 20, 2012 by

A NATURAL TO TRADITION: SPIKE LEE ON “RED HOOK SUMMER”

You could imagine Spike Lee, in his preteen years, taking in every classic movie that came on TV. In his 25-plus-year career he’s included enough allusions and genres to suggest he was raised on film history. But during a recent phone conversation, Spike says it ain’t so…



Posted on August 30, 2012 by

MIKE O’HEARN UNLEASHES HIS ALTER EGO

In “Alter Ego,” Mike O’Hearn plays an ex-wrestler on the verge of transitioning to A-list movie stardom, but his mind begins to work against him and his grasp of reality becomes increasingly frayed…



Posted on August 15, 2012 by

RAY ZONE: A 3-D HISTORY ADVENTURE

Film Threat spoke with Zone on how the 3-D experience progressed from the glory days of “Bwana Devil” in 1953 to today’s digital offerings – along with a funky 1970s detour into the skin flick industry!



Posted on August 8, 2012 by

THERE’S NO STOPPING FILMMAKER PHILIP DORLING

While there were many questions on my mind as to how Philip was able to put together a major film, practically right out of film school, we decided to open the floor to the world of social media…



Posted on August 1, 2012 by

TALKING INDIE FILM DISTRIBUTION WITH NOBUDGEFILMS.COM’S KENTUCKER AUDLEY

Kentucker Audley and I did a brief email interview about NoBudge, Frank V. Ross and the state of independent distribution…



Posted on July 11, 2012 by

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