Interview

Jake Paltrow On The Difference Between Personal and Autobiographical Filmmaking Interview

Jake Paltrow On The Difference Between Personal and Autobiographical Filmmaking

Jake Paltrow on the difference between personal and autobiographical filmmaking and bringing robot dogs to life. Read More
The E-Team On Investigating War Crimes: You Cannot Do This Job Without a Sense of Humor Interview

The E-Team On Investigating War Crimes: You Cannot Do This Job Without a Sense of Humor

Filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman, and subjects Anya and Ole talk E-Team, the latest Netflix Original documentary about the lives of four members of the special division of Human Rights Watch. Read More
‘Force Majeure’ Director Ruben Östlund Wants Viewers Horrified AND Laughing Interview

‘Force Majeure’ Director Ruben Östlund Wants Viewers Horrified AND Laughing

We interview Force Majeure director, Ruben Östlund on his tragic comedy sensibilities. Read More
Dylan Baker: If Anyone Can Find Comfort in This Film, I’ll Be Happy Interview

Dylan Baker: If Anyone Can Find Comfort in This Film, I’ll Be Happy

In his debut feature, Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2, Secretariat) pays homage to the miraculous story of Travis Freeman, a former high school football player from Corbin, Kentucky. Something of a town hero, Travis lost his sight completely at the height of his football career due to an infection of the optic nerve. With the support of Read More
Judy Irving On Nature Filmmaking: It Forces Me to Focus On Who We Share the Planet With Interview

Judy Irving On Nature Filmmaking: It Forces Me to Focus On Who We Share the Planet With

Bay Area filmmaker Judy Irving has had a fascination with Pelicans for about as long as she can remember. “I really loved what they looked like, that dinosaur look,” she told us as we caught up with her in her hometown of San Francisco. After years of loving the large, long-beaked birds, and after making Read More
Justin Simien: I Don’t Need to be Told Racism is Bad–I’m More Interested in Talking About Identity Interview

Justin Simien: I Don’t Need to be Told Racism is Bad–I’m More Interested in Talking About Identity

First-time filmmaker Justin Simien’s satirical comedy Dear White People follows four black students at a fictitious Ivy League school as they struggle with identity and self-worth. Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is a shy, gay journalist who fits in nowhere; Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P Bell) is a student body golden boy and son of the dean; Sam Read More
INTERVIEW: St. Vincent Director Theodore Melfi on Calling Bill Murray’s 1-800 Number Interview

INTERVIEW: St. Vincent Director Theodore Melfi on Calling Bill Murray’s 1-800 Number

Turns out if you want to work with Bill Murray, you have to get past his 800 number first. Our interview with St. Vincent director Theodore Melfi. Read More
Damien Chazelle: We’re Too Narrative-Focused When It Comes to Movies Interview

Damien Chazelle: We’re Too Narrative-Focused When It Comes to Movies

As we emerge on the other side of the long film festival season and move into awards season, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash has been drumming up (sorry) so much good publicity that it isn’t crazy to think the 29-year-old filmmaker may be holding his first golden statue in a few months time. About an aspiring jazz drummer (Miles Teller) Read More
Maika Monroe On Being a Badass, ‘The Guest’ Interview

Maika Monroe On Being a Badass, ‘The Guest’

In Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s The Guest, their genre-blending follow-up to 2013’s You’re Next,  Dan Stevens plays an ex-soldier who ingratiates himself into the family of one of his fallen comrades. With his good looks and Southern charm, he’s got everyone under his spell; when he begins to intervene in the family’s personal affairs–sometimes with fatal Read More