Interview: Robert Downey Sr. On Truth, Soul, And Cinefamily

Like most young artists in the early 60s, Robert Downey Sr.'s mind was blown wide open by the French New Wave and its freewheelin' reinvention of cinema. There were certainly great artists bending the medium in the half century leading up... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Lloyd Kaufman, Decades Deep Into The American Film Market

The name Lloyd Kaufman and his widely beloved cult production house, Troma, stirs many wonderfully sordid images - toxic avengers, killer condoms, singing cannibals, and on. The man himself is one of the great unsung heroes of independent cinema. Like Roger... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Calgary Underground 2014 Interview: LOVE AND TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE

One of the unheralded diamonds in the rough on the documentary circuit this year is Dave Jannetta's documentary on the denizens of Chadron, Nebraska, evocatively titled Love And Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. The film is an adaptation of... More »
  

Interview: Director Braden Croft Talks FEED THE GODS

Braden Croft's sophomore effort Feed The Gods, will be available on VOD on November 25th followed by a DVD release in the new year on January 27th. I spoke with the Canadian writer/director about his Bigfoot film.Twitch - Where did... More »
  

Neil Berkeley Interview: Everybody Hurts in HARMONTOWN

Harmontown is far more than your run of the mill tour documentary. Whether or not you're a fan of Community, the show that finally made a name for writer Dan Harmon after years of pitching pilots and struggling to break... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Tokyo 2014: Peter Bogdanovich And Owen Wilson Talk SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY

Peter Bogdanovich appeared on stage at the Tokyo International Film Festival last night to talk about his latest, She's Funny That Way. The veteran director made his name with 1971's The Last Picture Show, though he'll always be Dr. Melfi's droll... More »
  

Interview: Alex Ross Perry & Jason Schwartzman Talk LISTEN UP PHILIP And The Paradox Of Success

Alex Ross Perry makes no attempt to mask that the Philip of his new film Listen Up Philip, played to perfection by Jason Schwartzman, at least partly takes his inspiration from the daunted body of work of author, Philip Roth.... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

A Few Words With ABCs OF DEATH 2 Director Ohata Hajime

With horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 now available on VODwe've had the chance to fire a few questions by Henge director Ohata Hajime about his entry, O Is For Ochlocracy. Read on!The idea of putting a person on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

That "Other" Somali Pirate Movie: An Interview With FISHING WITHOUT NETS Director Cutter Hodierne

Film audiences are, by now, more than familiar with the concept of Somali piracy, either through the reporting of international news agencies, or through a certain hit movie starring Tom Hanks that came out last year.However, one year prior, Cutter... More »
  

Zero Must Equal 100%: An Interview with Terry Gilliam

Photo: Jay Brooks/SagaBrazil was one of the first films that got me interested in the medium as an art form, as opposed to just entertainment. Interestingly, I had seen the trailer before a screening of Jeunet and Caro's City of... More »
  

Interview: THE BATTERY's Jeremy Gardner And Adam Cronheim Talk Zombies, Indie Filmmaking Challenges, And Brawling With WALKING DEAD's Rick Grimes

Have you seen The Battery yet? Surely you've heard of it. It's that one anti-zombie zombie movie everyone's talking about on the Information Superhighway (fancy way of saying "Internet."). No hyperbole here -- it's the coolest and most unconventional... More »
  

Folklore Of The Blues: 5 Questions With MEMPHIS Director Tim Sutton

There is magic in Memphis. Magic and soul, fear and frustration. Music, passion and a heavenly voice that tilts from the throat of a modern monk on a quest for the divine amongst the derelict.When I first got word of... More »
  

FanExpo 2014 Interview: TWIN PEAKS' Ray Wise On Playing Leland Palmer

The annual Fan Expo returns to Toronto this weekend to offer cultists a rare glimpse of larger than life figures from favorite movies, TV shows, comic books and other emblems of pulp fiction. To many cult aficionados, in the... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks THE F WORD/WHAT IF With Michael Dowse

When I called Michael Dowse for our interview, I tried hard not to sound like a crazy person. I admit that I've been a bit vocal about his films on Twitter, and believe (without any sarcasm or irony) that... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Interview: Talking THE MIDNIGHT SWIM And Emotional POV With Sarah Adina Smith

After directing a number of short films, The Midnight Swim is the first feature of young director Sarah Adina Smith. I detected a note of exhaustion and overwhelmed frazzle still lingering from the generous reception of the film the previous... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Steve James About LIFE ITSELF And More

It's a rare pleasure to be able to follow up with an interview subject on a given project. I had the pleasure of speaking with documentarian Steve James mere hours after his remarkable film, Life Itself, made its debut.... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill about I ORIGINS

I Origins is a big little film, tackling issues of identity and ethics under the rubric of a sci-fi film. Taking the notion of eyes being the windows to the soul to a heightened level, the film blends science... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: UNCERTAIN TERMS' Actress Cindy Silver On Her Son, Director Nathan Silver

You think running a set in general is hard? Try doing it with your mother. In an IndieWire article where filmmakers were asked what they wish someone had told them before they started shooting, Uncertain Terms writer/director Nathan Silver answered: "Don't... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: BILLY MIZE AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND Director Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders - who goes by "Joe" but is named William after his grandfather Billy Mize, the country music personality and star of Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound - didn't exactly realize who his grandfather was while growing up. He... More »
  

Interview: Glow Into The Heart Of Darkness With COHERENCE Writer-Director James Ward Byrkit

After several back-to-back viewings of the intricate reality-bending Coherence, an opportunity presented itself to speak with the film's writer-director at length.  A discussion started on how the micro-budgeted, big-idea chamber piece was constructed before easing into a number of the themes... More »
  
 
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