Interview

Pepe Danquart Talks Twin Psychology, His Wartime Odyssey ‘Run Boy Run’ Interview

Pepe Danquart Talks Twin Psychology, His Wartime Odyssey ‘Run Boy Run’

A Jewish boy named Srulik fights to survive as he evades Nazis in wartime Poland, posing as a Christian named Jurek. Run Boy Run, Oscar-winning filmmaker Pepe Danquart‘s wartime odyssey, is a childhood adventure that doesn’t attempt to shield us from the traumas of war that surround its hero. Srulik encounters a number of characters on his journey Read More
Ira Sachs Walks Us Through the Seasons of Love in ‘Love is Strange’ Interview

Ira Sachs Walks Us Through the Seasons of Love in ‘Love is Strange’

Releasing this Friday, Ira Sachs‘ Love is Strange is a ballad of two lovers named Ben and George (played by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, respectively) who, when forced to sell of their NYC apartment due to George losing his job, find themselves lost in a world unfamiliar. Ben is taken in by his nephew (Darren Burrows), Read More
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’ Interview

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