Interview

Lina Rodriguez speaks about her experimental film background and debut feature ‘Señoritas’ Interview

Lina Rodriguez speaks about her experimental film background and debut feature ‘Señoritas’

Opening this Friday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Señoritas is the debut feature of filmmaker Lina Rodriguez. The film follows Alejandra, a young girl living in Bogotá, Colombia, spending most of her days partying and hanging out with her friends. Rodriguez is based in Toronto, but she went back to her hometown to Read More
Music Hangout – The Wax Girl Interview

Music Hangout – The Wax Girl

Do you know what Anosmic means? It’s not a common word to read while browsing the web, but it surely caught my attention. Anosmic or Anosmia is the inability to perceive odor. I’d tell you how many people have this condition, but there is not any clear data for it. What I can tell you Read More
Secret Stash: Michael D. Cohen Features

Secret Stash: Michael D. Cohen

Welcome to Secret Stash, our series of conversations with filmmakers, actors, and critics about their favorite films that didn’t get the recognition or find the audience they deserved because they were too weird, too hard to find, or (of course) too indie. In this installment of Secret Stash, actor Michael D. Cohen shares with us Read More
Surf Porn, Heartbreak, and Redemption Collide in ‘Stephanie in the Water’ Interview

Surf Porn, Heartbreak, and Redemption Collide in ‘Stephanie in the Water’

At the age of 17, Australian professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore won her first world championship, and would go on to rack up three more in a row in her first four years on tour, a record for both males and females in the sport. Unlike most professional surfers, Stephanie never took a warm-up ride on Read More
Sean Desiree Explains The Origins & Themes of ‘Bell’s Roar EP’ Interview

Sean Desiree Explains The Origins & Themes of ‘Bell’s Roar EP’

Bell’s Roar began with just a guitar and a voice. Over the years Sean Desiree has transformed her solo project by fully taking advantage of her skills as a drummer, bassist, and ultimately a producer. Her approach to music is DIY not because of its aesthetic, but because of how she keeps her voice ever-present. Read More
Mysterious Jigsaw Puzzles Inspired Steve Mims’ New Indie, ‘Arlo and Julie’ Film Festival

Mysterious Jigsaw Puzzles Inspired Steve Mims’ New Indie, ‘Arlo and Julie’

Playing at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival tomorrow night at the California Theater in Berkeley, Austin-based filmmaker Steve Mims’ Arlo & Julie is a quirky indie comedy about the titular couple, who begin receiving mysterious jigsaw puzzle pieces in the mail. More optimistic than your typical suburban indie, the film uses elements of mystery and light-hearted humor Read More
James Franco On Shocking But Not Repelling The Audience In ‘Child of God’ Interview

James Franco On Shocking But Not Repelling The Audience In ‘Child of God’

Entering a stage of his career where he wields more freedom to pursue his interests than ever before, James Franco shows no hesitation in tackling challenging material. In just the last year he’s served a writer, director or both on projects tackling student-teacher relationships, gay S&M, and William Faulkner. In Franco’s latest adaptation of an Read More
Wasabi Roe On a Bagel?! Julie Cohen Says It’s Delicious, Tells Us Where We Can Find It Film Festival

Wasabi Roe On a Bagel?! Julie Cohen Says It’s Delicious, Tells Us Where We Can Find It

For 100 years, Russ & Daughters has been serving delicious smoked fish to New Yorkers from its original location in the lower-east side. Filmmaker Julie Cohen took it upon herself to celebrate the centennial cinematically with The Sturgeon Queens, a jaunty chronicling of the store’s history that’s both full of attitude and touchingly nostalgic. In a Read More
‘Doc of the Dead’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe Explains Why Zombies Are So Interesting Interview

‘Doc of the Dead’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe Explains Why Zombies Are So Interesting

In recent years the unthinkable has happened: zombies are finally mainstream. It wasn’t until the 1960s that zombies began to increase in popularity thanks to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, but they’ve always been on the sidelines of pop culture. Now, with The Walking Dead becoming one of TV’s highest-rated shows, and Read More