Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

Mammoth Lakes 2016 Interview: Joe Dante's Divine Comedy/Horror

The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is kicking off its second year amidst the unspeakable beauty of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Not far from Yosemite National Park, the festival offers a serene atmosphere for the 50 excellent selections they'll be screening beginning... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Terence Davies Talks SUNSET SONG, A QUIET PASSION, Women Protagonists, Poetry And Digital Filmmaking

Terence Davies, regarded as one of the greatest living British directors, doesn't make films too often. So when he does, it's a monumental event every time. With his long delayed passion project Sunset Song finally coming out in theaters this... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

RADIO DREAMS Interview: Babak Jalali On Absurdity and Working with Lars Ulrich

Iran-born writer/director Babak Jalali will enter the history books of the International Film Festival Rotterdam as the first winner in the revamped main competition where instead of honoring three emerging filmmakers, the award goes to only one. Jalali debuted with... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Okinawa 2016 Interview: Netflix Japan's Greg Peters Talks SPARK And Launching In Asia

At last month’s Okinawa International Movie Festival, Netflix premiered the first three episodes of Spark (aka Hibana), its first locally-produced drama series (you can read Pierce’s review here). The 10-part series, co-produced with comedy powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo - the organisers... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Interview: Adrián García Bogliano Talks SCHERZO DIABOLICO

After directing Late Phases, his English-language debut film, Adrián García Bogliano returned to Mexico to work again with Here Comes the Devil’s Francisco Barreiro. The result was Scherzo Diabolico, in which Barreiro portraits a middle aged man who -- while waiting... More »
  

WE ARE THE FLESH Interview: Emiliano Rocha Minter Discusses His Corporeal And Twisted Debut

Budding Mexican filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter shot a bit twisted, albeit daringly corporeal, feature debut We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) at the age of 26. Minter showed a promise in his shorts efforts, a promised that did not... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING: Tom Tykwer Talks Tom Hanks And Breaking Borders

With a career that’s been nonstop since setting off cinematic sparks with the kinetic Run Lola Run, director Tom Tykwer spoke to us about his latest film, A Hologram for the King.  Tykwer talks of depicting realistic Muslim characters, breaking... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Interview: SON OF SAUL Production Designer László Rajk Talks About Recreating Auschwitz And Working With Béla Tarr

One of the discoveries of the last year was László Nemes' feature debut Son of Saul (read Jason Gorber's review), an immersive Holocaust drama chronicling the daily proceedings of Sonderkommando. Nemes brought home more than 45 awards to Budapest, including... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Interview: Key & Peele Talk KEANU And Cats, Thumb Wrestle, And Riot Over Wacky Shirts

When I was asked to interview two of the funniest comedians working today, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known to the world as Key & Peele, for their cat caper Keanu, I knew what I had to do: find the smallest,... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Tribeca 2016 Interview: Janicza Bravo Talks HARD WORLD FOR SMALL THINGS, As Her Big World Gets Bigger With VR

It is rare to encounter an artist at the beginning of their career and know, innately, that you are in the presence of a master of their form. Janicza Bravo is one such artist, and after five distinct short films,... More »
  

Interview: DAYLIGHT'S END Star Johnny Strong On Making Movies And Living Life

One of my favorite films of 2010 was William Kaufman's Sinners & Saints, and even though it is only April, I already know that his new film Daylight’s End, an exciting thriller set in the post-apocalyptic world, will be on my... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Interview: Richard Linklater Talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“…Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” -Dylan (My Back Pages) The song lyric Richard Linklater borrows for the tagline of his new film, Everybody Wants Some!!, comes from the two-hit-wonder band, Trooper. In... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT: Jaco van Dormael Talks Surrealism, Charlie Hebdo, God, And More

It doesn’t take long, when you’re talking to Jaco van Dormael, to get a sense that he is a director or artist who sees the world in a pretty interesting and eccentric way. Full of gentle, innocuous humour and amusing... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Interview: Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro Discusses His Work

The Brazilian artist Gabriel Mascaro, having one leg in the visual arts and the other in cinema, already has several notable works under his belt, and Film Society of Lincoln Center is celebrating him as arising international auteur by organizing... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT Interview: Ice Cube, Lamorne Morris Talk Haircuts, Blending Fiction With Reality And More

Let's cut to the chase: When you have six minutes to talk to one of the most iconic rappers of all time, what do you talk about? Well, haircuts, if you're me.    Ice Cube and New Girl's funnyman Lamorne... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Interview: Joachim Trier On His English Language Debut LOUDER THAN BOMBS And The Ensemble Cast Of His Dreams

With only three feature films under his belt, Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier is quickly establishing himself as a world class filmmaker with his thoughtful, mature and emotionally resonating cinema. With his English language debut, Louder than Bombs, about a family... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Chattanooga 2016: A Chat With The Producers Of THE GREASY STRANGLER

Good God! Where to start in discussing Jim Hosking's feature debut, The Greasy Strangler? Let’s try the plot. Um… Okay, The Greasy Strangler is about a father-son relationship: Big Ronnie and his chip off the old block, Big Brayden, roommates... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Gasparilla 2016: Gavin Hood Talks EYE IN THE SKY

The road from Indie to Hollywood and back again has been a bumpy one for South African director Gavin Hood. Following his TIFF People’s Choice-winning Tsotsi he was offered New Line thriller Rendition, and proceeded to tackle big budget monsters... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Interview: Don Cheadle And Emayatzy Corinealdi On MILES AHEAD

Got a chance to attend a roundtable interview with the star, director and co-writer Don Cheadle and his co-star Emayatzy Corinealdi for his very unconventional Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead which opens this weekend in New York and LA. Clearly... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  
 
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