Sundance 2016 Interview: Royalty Hightower And Anna Rose Holmer On THE FITS

Getting dressed for my interview with the director and star of The Fits, one thought kept crossing my mind, "This isn't how one dresses for Royalty." Royalty, in this case, being the 10 year old breakout star of The Fits.... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Uchida Eiji, Director Of LOWLIFE LOVE And GREATFUL DEAD

Last week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlife Love had its first screening outside of Japan. The film shows a very sordid look at the Japanese no-budget film industry, in which all people who are hopeful of a cinematic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Fiona Tan On The Intersection Of Her Art, Film And HISTORY'S FUTURE

Originally from Australia, but now a born-again European, Fiona Tan is a very experimental visual artist who is deeply invested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of cinema. That is certainly something which her first step into feature filmmaking has... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Bleak Day, DARK NIGHT - Words With Tim Sutton

The subject of public shootings - especially at the hands of youth - is not an easy one to tackle, and arguably, one best left untapped. Perhaps it is more comfortable to ignore the elephant, pretending America is not in... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: WE ARE X Director Stephen Kijak Chats Japanese Rockstars

I had a chance to interview Stephen Kijak at the Sundance Film Festival about his film We Are X. The interview follows: Alex Koehne: Yoshiki is an incredibly compelling character. I would watch a movie about him whether he was... More »
By Alex Koehne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: BRAHMAN NAMAN's Q And Team Talk It Out

After watching Brahman Naman, the latest film from the Indian director known simply as Q, I had the opportunity to sit down with him along with the writer, Naman Ramachandran and three of the actors from the film; Sid Mallya,... More »
By Alex Koehne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Richard Linklater, Louis Black And Karen Bernstein On DREAM IS DESTINY

When Louis Black, founder of the Austin Chronicle and cofounder of Austin's SXSW festival, asked Richard Linklater to be the subject of his new documentary, Linklater did not say yes, but he didn't say no either. Somehow this was enough to... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie On The 31 Horrorshow

Happy Halloween motherfuckers! Rob Zombie is back in the house! And what a horrific fuckshow of a house it is too. In House Of 1000 Corpses, Zombie took us back to all Hallow's eve '77, only a few years after... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Festival's Director Bero Beyer On Upcoming Edition And Changes To Come

There's a new sheriff in town. The IFFR´s director Rutger Wolfson stepped down after the festival´s 2015 edition, and the festival´s board appointed Dutch film producer and film consultant Bero Beyer as the new general as well as artistic director in... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Adam Scott Gets Rad With OTHER PEOPLE

SNL writer, Chris Kelly's new film, Other People, gets its first hearty laugh before it even begins. This is on account of the film's production company title card, which proudly presents a crudely animated tiger with cool shades tipped down... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Alê Abreu Talks About His BOY AND THE WORLD

Alê Abreu's Boy and the World is an enchanting, infectious and at times somber experience. There is no real dialogue in his film to drive the story forward, instead he uses gorgeous visual expressions and minor guttural utterances. You do not have to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

MONSTER HUNT's Raman Hui On Live Actors Vs The Gingerbread Man And How Shrek Helped Him Make China's Biggest Box Office Hit

Having worked on the Antz and Shrek for his DreamWorks alma mater, director Raman Hui knows a thing about monster hits. Still, Hui could not have been prepared to make China's biggest box office hit of all time with Monster... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Miguel Gomes On Desires And Fears And People In The ARABIAN NIGHTS Trilogy

The gargantuan-sized Arabian Nights, presented in three 2-hour volumes, has been playing festivals around the world and rolling out commercially as well. The second part of the trilogy is even Portugal's submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. When I... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Ariel Kleiman Talks PARTISAN: "I Find Mystery And Cinema A Magical Combination"

Vincent Cassel stars in Partisan as the charismatic leader of a commune sequestered on the outskirts of a small town. That makes him a formidable figure to his son, Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), who from outward appearances is just like any... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Interview: THE HATEFUL EIGHT Los Angeles And New York Press Conferences

(WARNING: Quentin Tarantino dropped some fairly big spoilers while talking, and they're in this article...)Having "Misirlou" as your opening credits is just so intense it just says "you are watching an epic, you are watching this big old movie. Just... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Charlie Kaufman And Duke Johnson On Giving Voice To ANOMALISA

Anomalisa took root at composer, Carter Burwell's, Theatre of the New Ear - a series consisting of one-acts that could also be described as "sound plays". The evening was intended to feature three aural theatre experiences from Charlie Kaufman, the... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: K-Pop Superstar Choi Siwon Of Super Junior On Action And Oscar Winners In Jackie Chan's DRAGON BLADE

Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, the legendary Jackie Chan has made headway into South Korea's burgeoning Hallyu wave, with appearances on local television and even starting his own K-Pop group, JJCC.  For Jackie's latest, Dragon... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Interview: Scott Adkins on CLOSE RANGE, UNDISPUTED IV, Gareth Evans and Jean-Claude Van Damme

For my money, Scott Adkins is the greatest Western martial arts actor of modern times. He has an exhilarating acrobatic style, with an emphasis on kicks that seem to defy the laws of gravity.The pairing of Adkins with filmmaker Isaac... More »
By Daniel Rutledge   
  

"I'd Have To Decribe It As A Quilt Of Dreams." Guy Maddin Talks THE FORBIDDEN ROOM

In a career stretching some thirty years, Guy Maddin has become one of Canada's most respected filmmakers and visual artists. His latest feature project, The Forbidden Room, certainly suggests he shows no sign of slowing down either, and the final... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy On Adapting CAROL

Two years before Patricia Highsmith would earn acclaim with the release of her 1950 suspense novel, Strangers on a Train, she was working as a shopgirl selling dolls at a department store. Legend goes that one day an elegant, beautiful... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  
 
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