167 articles written by Zachary Shevich
My Blind Brother (Tribeca Review)
'My Blind Brother' is mostly amusing and its performances are strong, however, the tone remains unwavering until the film’s ending: lightly comedic, but unrelentingly self-serious.
‘Always Shine’ Director Sophia Takal Talks Feeling Competitive and Struggling with Perceptions of Femininity
"That's why we used a lot of alienation and breaking of the fourth wall techniques, too, to remind people it's not just actors who perform. It's all of us who perform in our everyday lives and are choosing to...
‘Win!’ Documentarian Justin Webster on Bringing Vérité-Style Filmmaking to NYCFC’s Founding
Director Justin Webster talks about getting access to world-renowned superstars like David Villa and Frank Lampard and the challenge of vérité-style documentary filmmaking.
Sharon Horgan talks Rom-Com on TV vs Film and the Hopeful Tone of ‘Catastrophe’
Sharon Horgan discusses the advantage television has when developing romantic comedies and the importance of making a show that was more than just gags.
Filmmaker Sophie Goodhart on Her 10+ Year Wait to Make ‘My Blind Brother’
Sophie Goodhart discusses the long path to production for her debut, spending her option money too quickly, and the benefits of working with longtime friends like Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, and Jenny Slate.
‘Between Us’ Filmmaker Rafael Palacio Illingworth Talks Vulnerability and Novelty
Rafael Palacio Illingworth discusses the real-life spat that inspired the movie, what types of questions he peppered the actors with prior to casting, and more.
‘Nerdland’ Filmmakers Chris Prynoski and Andrew Kevin Walker talk Fame and Sweaty-Palmed Desperation
Andrew Kevin Walker and Chris Prynoski discuss Nerdland's nihilistic vision of modern society and their shared appreciation for improv in moderation.
Lindsay Burdge and Arthur Martinez on Blurring the Lines of Fiction and Documentary in ‘Actor Martinez’
We interview Lindsay Burdge and Arthur Martinez, stars of the experimental film 'Actor Martinez.'
Nerdland (Tribeca Review)
Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd voice an inept pair of Hollywood star wannabees that get in over their heads on an all-out quest for fame.
László Nemes and Géza Röhrig on Connecting with History in ‘Son of Saul’
In examining the role of the sonderkommando in German concentration camps, filmmaker László Nemes was preparing to enter his debut film Son of Saul into a long line of auteur-driven projects made in response to one of history’s most...
Where to Invade Next
Michael Moore resorts to dad-jokes and prodding his interviewees in order to make an argument for civic duty with Where to Invade Next.
Miguel Gomes Discusses Processing Reality and Adapting Sensations in ‘Arabian Nights’
Filmmaker Miguel Gomes describes Arabian Nights and creating the sensation of getting pulled in and out of a film.
Sebastian Silva On Real-Life Bishops and ‘Nasty Baby’s Shocking Ending
Nasty Baby filmmaker Sebastian Silva goes into detail on Nasty Baby's unexpected twist
Miles Ahead (NYFF Review)
Don Cheadle stars, writes and directs in this jazzy, erratic film about the iconic trumpeter Miles Davis.
NYFF 2015: Junun
Paul Thomas Anderson chronicles Jonny Greenwood's trip to India to record an enchanting collaborative album.