Interview

Arhoolie Records Founder Chris Strachwitz on ‘Hardcore’ Music, the Joy of Record Hunting Interview

Arhoolie Records Founder Chris Strachwitz on ‘Hardcore’ Music, the Joy of Record Hunting

“If somebody wants to sing, sing god damn it!” Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records and purveyor and evangelist of obscure, down home blues music, isn’t the biggest fan of modern pop music. He likes the “hardcore stuff” (whatever that means). He likes no-nonsense music that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go, Read More
Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present Interview

Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present

The team of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett made what was one of my favorite films of last year, the stylish, playful, home-invasion thrill ride You’re Next. 2014 is another year, and another home run for the duo as their new film, The Guest, starring Dan Stevens, toys with genre conventions even further, pulling inspiration from films like The Read More
‘Heaven Knows What’ Talent On How All Movies are Documentaries & Working with First-Time Actors Interview

‘Heaven Knows What’ Talent On How All Movies are Documentaries & Working with First-Time Actors

The story behind indie filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie’s Heaven Knows What is simply fascinating (read our review). While researching a completely different project, the siblings unintentionally met a woman named Arielle Holmes, who they discovered lives a pretty interesting life on the streets of New York City. So they convinced her to write a Read More
Jonas Govaerts on Debuting ‘Cub’ at TIFF & Casting Kids for Horror Interview

Jonas Govaerts on Debuting ‘Cub’ at TIFF & Casting Kids for Horror

“The traps were like Goonies gone horror,” explained Belgian director Jonas Govaerts. Only blocks away from the theater where his debut feature Cub would soon premiere, Govaerts was easy-going but likely ready for his movie to finally screen for audiences. “It’s daunting,” he said of being at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival with his Read More
Filming ‘Last Weekend’ Felt Like Summer Camp For the Film’s Young Cast Interview

Filming ‘Last Weekend’ Felt Like Summer Camp For the Film’s Young Cast

A handful of siblings and their significant others gather at their wealthy parents’ home in Lake Tahoe for a weekend of awkward arguments, divulged dark secrets, and a couple of near-death experiences in Last Weekend, the debut feature by co-directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams. The film stars Patricia Clarkson and Chris Mulkey as the parents, with the rest of the ensemble filled out Read More
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Test the Dramatic Waters and Sing Starship in Craig Johnson’s ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Interview

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Test the Dramatic Waters and Sing Starship in Craig Johnson’s ‘The Skeleton Twins’

Taking the electric chemistry they had on Saturday Night Live and exercising it in a more dramatic arena, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader reunite in The Skeleton Twins, in which they play estranged twins brought together by tragedy who are forced to reckon with their dark past, where it’s led them, and try to keep Read More
Chris Mulkey Gets Comfy To Talk ‘Last Weekend’ Interview

Chris Mulkey Gets Comfy To Talk ‘Last Weekend’

A handful of siblings and their significant others gather at their wealthy parents’ home in Lake Tahoe for a weekend of awkward arguments, divulged dark secrets, and a couple of near-death experiences in Last Weekend, the debut feature by co-directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams. The film stars Patricia Clarkson and Chris Mulkey as the parents, with the rest of the Read More
The Terror of Nature in Adam MacDonald’s ‘Backcountry’ May Keep Us All From Camping Interview

The Terror of Nature in Adam MacDonald’s ‘Backcountry’ May Keep Us All From Camping

In writer/director Adam MacDonald’s feature debut Backcountry, things seriously go wrong for happy city couple Jenn (Missy Peregrym) and Alex (Jeff Roop). Going on a camping trip to Northern Ontario, the two end up losing their way, walking straight into bear territory. Backcountry tackles the survival thriller, and surprisingly succeeds. With two great performances, a smart screenplay, Read More
Patricia Clarkson Changed Herself Completely For ‘Last Weekend’ Interview

Patricia Clarkson Changed Herself Completely For ‘Last Weekend’

A handful of siblings and their significant others gather at their wealthy parents’ home in Lake Tahoe for a weekend of awkward arguments, divulged dark secrets, and a couple of near-death experiences in Last Weekend, the debut feature by co-directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams. The film stars Patricia Clarkson and Chris Mulkey as the parents, with the Read More