Interview: What the Men of THE BACHELOR WEEKEND Have to Say About Stags

I love me some Irish men. So sitting across from a trio of triple threat actor/writer/director strapping lads had me all in a tizzy this past week at Tribeca Film Festival."We're coming at you from every angle!" co-writer and co-star... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: MANOS SUCIAS Director and DP Share Stories from Colombia

With two LED panels, one Canon C300 and a crew of no more than a dozen people including locals, co-writer/director Joseph Wladyka and co-writer/cinematographer Alan Blanco went to Buenaventura, Colombia - a heavily narco-trafficked country - to film Manos Sucias... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Noah Buschel's GLASS CHIN

As the music starts and the first scene opens up in Noah Buschel's Glass Chin, you may think you're about to watch the newest version of Rocky what with the running boxer at dawn, dramatic theme score and all. The story,... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Chris Messina Goes Behind the Camera for ALEX OF VENICE

Chris Messina is nothing like Dr. Danny Castellano, the typical gruff New Yorker with a chip on his shoulder from The Mindy Project. Much to the contrary, Messina is warm, inviting and genuinely wants to have a discussion about his... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Rory Culkin Shines Dark in Lou Howe's GABRIEL

Lou Howe's directorial debut follows Gabriel (Rory Culkin), a scared 20-something suffering from a non-specific mental illness slinging fault in every direction, including his own, after his father commits suicide prior to the film's start. To anyone who has experienced... More »
  

Interview: Director Jason Mann On His Deliciously Dark DELICACY

If there is a lesson to be derived from Jason Mann's whimsically morbid short film Delicacy it is to expect the unexpected... and to relish it.Premiering last fall at the Telluride Film Festival, I saw Jason's film during this year's... More »
  

IFFR 2013: A Talk With Richard Raaphorst About FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY. Part 2 of 2: Shooting Zombots!

Back in January, Frankenstein's Army had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. A few hours before the official world premiere, I was allowed to interview director Richard Raaphorst. The first part of that interview can be found... More »
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IFFR 2013: A Talk With Richard Raaphorst About FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY. Part 1 of 2: Getting Started...

The long-awaited (and long-covered) film Frankenstein's Army is currently touring film festivals worldwide. This month it was shown at the IMAGINE Festival in Amsterdam and Tribeca in New York, and it had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival... More »
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Hot Docs 2012 Interview: Winnifred Bonjean-Alpart of SEXY BABY

The temptation in the headline above is to say "Winnifred Bonjean-Alpart... the star of Sexy Baby." But aside from the fact that docs don't really have stars, she's also just one of the three subjects of Ronna Gradus and Jill... More »
  

Tribeca 2012 Interview: Boris Rodriguez of EDDIE - THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL

Of all the films I've seen this year at Tribeca -- and the tally is starting to add up -- none brings a smile to my face faster than Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal. And I'm guessing I'm not the... More »
  

Tribeca 2012 Interview: Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead of RESOLUTION

I'll tell you what kind of guys Messrs. Benson and Moorhead are, in addition, of course, to being the co-directors of one of Tribeca's breakout hits this year, Resolution. When I met them a couple of days ago in the... More »
  

BOMBAY BEACH: Alma Har'el Interview

A little history on Bombay Beach first: The desolate and surreal Salton Sea in California stands as a formidable metaphor for the broken American Dream. The largest lake in California, it was created when the Colorado River flooded the windswept... More »
  

Tsui Hark Chats About DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME

[During this summer's NYAFF, Diva Velez sat down with Hong Kong legend Tsui Hark to talk about his latest, the Wuxia spectacle Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame. This is being cross-published at The Diva Review.] The... More »
  

NYAFF 2011: An Interview With Tsui Hark

[This interview with the Hong Kong maestro goes up under the NYAFF banner, as that is where Diva Velez sat down with Hark earlier this month. And for those wondering why there is no Detective Dee talk, the PR folks... More »
  

Tribeca 2011: A Chat with BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW's Panos Cosmatos

"Uncompromising" and "eye-opening" might be two of the adjectives that occur to you as you mull over the experience that is Beyond the Black Rainbow. Even more likely is that you'll leave a screening saying to yourself, "Well, that was...... More »