An Interview With All Directors Of GERMAN ANGST! Marschall! Kosakowski! Buttgereit! Part 1!

The Berlin-based horror anthology German Angst was among the many world premieres this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and all three of its directors were attending in person. The day after, I was lucky enough to get to... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Interview: SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF's Kurando Mitsutake On His Journey From Japan To The USA And Back Again

This coming Tuesday, May 26th, is a big day for Japanese filmmaker, Mitsutake Kurando. This week, two of his feature films arrive in the US on Blu-ray for the first time. His second feature, Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Interview: GOOD KILL, Director Andrew Niccol Discusses The View From Above

With the drone warfare drama, Good Kill, opening in Canada and the US this week, I had a chance to speak with director Andrew Niccol about the film briefly over the phone. But it was a very dense conversation that... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: SUN CHOKE Director Ben Cresciman On Loneliness And Isolation In LA

[Photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media.]There isn't a lot more I can say about Sun Choke that I haven't already discussed in my original review here or in the conversation with actresses Barbara Crampton, Sarah Hagan, and Sara Malakul Lane... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Ladies of SUN CHOKE On The Dark Side Of Humanity

Sun Choke is an odd film. It holds many secrets and doors, both closed and open. It's a film that may reveal more of itself with multiple screenings over time, but it's a mysterious lady that doesn't like talking much.... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: COOTIES Stars On Bringing The Horror of The '80s Back

From many people who attended the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, I heard that Cooties was a stand-out among the features. I spoke to writer and actor Leigh Whannell, actor and producer Elijah Wood, and actor Alison Pill on tainted chicken nuggets,... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Minds Behind SpectreVision

[photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media]Winners of the Stanley Film Festival's 2014 Visionary Award, production company SpectreVision blazed back into Estes Park, CO, to present a new cut of their feral child horror-comedy, Cooties. (The film originally debuted at Sundance 2014.... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion Talk COOTIES

[Cooties directors Jonathan Milott, left, and Cary Murnion, right. Photo by Jessica Bartnhouse/Wicked Bird Media.]Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion have gone from sentient boobs to creating a good horror comedy to zombie children. Next, they'll terrorize Jane Levy on set this... More »
  

Interview: Bruce LaBruce Talks GERONTOPHILIA And His Favorite Filmmakers

Last year, Bruce LaBruce presented at Fantaspoa what is, in his own words, the most accessible and mainstream effort he has made so far. I'm talking about Gerontophilia, a film about an 18-year-old boy with a fetish for old men.... More »
  

Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview

It's really difficult to not brag when you've had the same kind of conversation I recently did with John Landis, the same human who directed Animal House, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London,... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead On ALEX OF VENICE, Her Admiration For Indie Film, And More

I really admire Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career choices. She started out as a Scream Queen and then dabbled with big, bad studio movies. Lately her focus has been on roles in smaller films that really make an impact. Winstead still... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

MAN FROM RENO: Dave Boyle And Ayako Fujitani Talk Murder, Mystery and Miss Marple

Man From Reno is the latest from director Dave Boyle, a move away from the cross-cultural comedies in which he made his name. A stylish neo-noir, the film features dual plots in which a Japanese crime novelist is drawn into a... More »
  

Interview: Olivier Assayas On CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA And A Hall of Mirrors

Even though French director Olivier Assayas has been a trailblazer for international productions for a long time, he surprised everyone by casting teenybopper favorite Kristen Stewart opposite the great Juliette Binoche in his new film Clouds of Sils Maria. The... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Interview: Hal Hartley And Aubrey Plaza Talk NED RIFLE

"An honest man is always in trouble," Henry Fool tells Simon Grim in the first installment of Hal Hartley's Grim family trilogy. This is certainly true of Henry, a wandering Übermensch who is felt as a muse wherever he rambles, and... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

SXSW 2015 Video Interview: Henry Rollins and Jason Krawczyk Talk HE NEVER DIED

When Henry Rollins agrees to do something, he isn't one to half-ass the job. Whether it's writing his LA Weekly column, appearing in films and TV, reigniting one of the many potential incarnations of Black Flag, or "buying you dinner",... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Co-Director Juliano Salgado Talks Trials And Tribulations Of Making THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Making The Salt of the Earth was a labor of love for co-director Juliano Salgado. If you've seen the film, then you know the subject, Sebastião Salgado, is his father. Interviewing Juliano was one of the most surreal experiences I've had as a... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: On The Offspring Of Monsters, Morgan Krantz Talks BABYSITTER

There is a scene very early in Morgan Krantz's Babysitter that made me shut my eyes. Sitting there, eyes closed, I was no longer hearing the young mother, played by Valerie Azlynn, frantically telling her ex-husband it's time to play... More »
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: The Implicit Politics of Jay Dockendorf's NAZ & MAALIK

The two kids pictured above, the leads in Jay Dockendorf's Naz & Maalik, are Muslim, gay, and black -- in Bed-Stuy, no less. As an audience member you fear for them. Only to realize that they are one step ahead... More »
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: Karyn Kusama Invites You To Accept THE INVITATION

Karyn Kusama is a director I want to see more of. I saw her first film Girlfight when I was 17. I kept renting it at Blockbuster -- this was right when DVD started to phase out VHS -- because I... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: Craig Roberts Talks Writing, Directing, And Starring In JUST JIM

You need to remember this for the rest of your life: Craig Roberts is a real badass. Far away from home, Roberts was recently at SXSW promoting his directorial feature, Just Jim. He is interviewed by the writer of this article... More »
By Chase Whale   
  
 
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