Interview

Matt Wolf Bridges Past and Present Youth Culture in ‘Teenage’ Interview

Matt Wolf Bridges Past and Present Youth Culture in ‘Teenage’

With Teenage, filmmaker Matt Wolf chronicles the rise of the phenomenon known as the teenager from its inception around World War I and through World War II. Based on the book by Jon Savage, the film blends archival footage, reenactments, narration of old diaries, and a contemporary soundtrack to chronicle the rise of teenagers from a subjective, expressionistic Read More
Music Hangout  – Nate Jarrett Interview

Music Hangout – Nate Jarrett

I wanted to start this by asking if you remembered those college days, and then I realized that I’m in no position to ask that since I’m still in those college days. Taking classes all day every week doesn’t leave much time for anything else, especially not finishing an entire EP. But somehow, Colorado-based singer/songwriter Read More
Music Hangout – Lowercase Noises Interview

Music Hangout – Lowercase Noises

The thing about ambient music is that it takes patience. Not only to compose it, but also to listen to it. We are naturally drawn to narratives, well at least I and most of the people I know are, to me ambient music has the most complex narratives to understand, but once you’ve understood it, Read More
Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller Talk ‘The Galapagos Affair’ Interview

Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller Talk ‘The Galapagos Affair’

In The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, married San Francisco filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller explore the dark human history of the titular islands. Filled with deceit, jealousy, and murder, the island lore has all the trappings of a juicy whodunnit, and the film is being aptly billed as “Hitchcock meets Darwin”. The Read More
Nick Frost Conquers Fear, Salsas Butt Off in ‘Cuban Fury’ Interview

Nick Frost Conquers Fear, Salsas Butt Off in ‘Cuban Fury’

In dance-comedy Cuban Fury, directed by James Griffiths, Nick Frost plays Bruce Garrett, a former childhood salsa prodigy who was bullied out of the ballroom to never return. Now in his late 30′s, Bruce is an overweight, insecure pushover who works a desk job. When his new boss Julia (Rashida Jones) catches his eye, he’s suddenly Read More
Charlie Siskel Talks ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Interview

Charlie Siskel Talks ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

Finding Vivian Maier, a layered documentary co-directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, pieces together the life story of the titular Chicago nanny (now deceased) by utilizing the amazing photographs she took around the city, of which there are a mountain of around 100,000. Maloof, who discovered the initial batch of her photos in a Read More
Patrick Epino Talks Becoming an Awesome Asian Bad Guy Interview

Patrick Epino Talks Becoming an Awesome Asian Bad Guy

Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which screened a couple of weeks ago at CAAMFest, is an action-comedy that follows The National Film Society, a couple of Asian Los Angeles Youtubers (Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco), as they attempt to track down and assemble the baddest, scariest, most awesome Asian bad guys from the ’80s and ’90s Read More
Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais Talk ‘The Raid 2′ Interview

Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais Talk ‘The Raid 2′

2011′s The Raid: Redemption was an adrenaline-pumping, relentless martial arts movie that wowed action movie lovers and garnered a ravenous fan following. With The Raid 2: Berandal, director Gareth Evans manages to make the fight scenes even more intense and intricate this time around, a tall task following the high bar set by the first film. He’s deepened the Read More
Ethan Embry and E.L. Katz Talk Dares, Blood, Guts, ‘Cheap Thrills’ Interview

Ethan Embry and E.L. Katz Talk Dares, Blood, Guts, ‘Cheap Thrills’

In first-time director E.L. Katz’s gruesome Cheap Thrills, two former high school friends (Ethan Embry and Pat Healy) run into each other at a bar. A rich married couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) entice the drunken buddies (both in financial straits) into coming to their place, where they strike up a series of dares-for-money that Read More