Interview

Sara Masterson explains the inspiration behind her new album and growing up in the Midwest Interview

Sara Masterson explains the inspiration behind her new album and growing up in the Midwest

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of genres of music. Once in a while you find that rare song or album that can’t be defined into a genre without hurting another genre’s feeling. Singer-songwriter Sara Masterson’s new album Always the Beautiful falls into that genre-less category. Though don’t mistake that to mean that it’s not equally, Read More
Ryan Courtney shares what the band name Trenton means and where he recorded his latest EP Interview

Ryan Courtney shares what the band name Trenton means and where he recorded his latest EP

Music has a way of carrying a message that the artist truly believes in. In a highly commercialized music industry like ours, that message is sometimes lost or even left out. That’s why we’re constantly searching for the artists that carry a message and make their music mean something. Maybe they’re artists you’ve never heard Read More
Oliver Hirschbiegel talks ‘Diana’, Preserving the Princess’ Legacy Interview

Oliver Hirschbiegel talks ‘Diana’, Preserving the Princess’ Legacy

In Diana, director Oliver Hirschbiegel explores the passionate love affair that defined the twilight years of the most photographed person in history, Diana, Princess of Wales. Naomi Watts stars as the beloved Princess, with Naveen Andrews (LOST) playing the love of her life (according to Diana’s friends and family), doctor Hasnat Khan, a heart surgeon. Read More
John Krokidas Hopes ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Inspires a New Generation of Beatniks Interview

John Krokidas Hopes ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Inspires a New Generation of Beatniks

Based on the real-life murder scandal involving the cornerstone figures of the Beat Generation, director John Krokidas’ debut feature, Kill Your Darlings, takes a look at the early, formative years of the Beats, when the visionary rabblerousers first began bouncing their non-conformist, experimental ideas around the walls of Columbia University, ideas that would influence rebel youths Read More
Gabriela Cowperthwaite Talks ‘Blackfish’ and the Secret Dangers of Sea World Interview

Gabriela Cowperthwaite Talks ‘Blackfish’ and the Secret Dangers of Sea World

In 2010, an animal trainer at Sea World named Dawn Brancheau was killed by a 12,000 pound killer whale named Tilikum. Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, follows the story of Tilikum and explores what compelled a killer whale–a typically peaceful creature–to attack a human being it supposedly had a deep connection with. Cowperhwaite interviews both former Read More
Bill Siegel Explains Why the True ‘Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Weren’t in the Ring Interview

Bill Siegel Explains Why the True ‘Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Weren’t in the Ring

Nearly all of us have formed some idea of who Muhammad Ali is, as he’s one of the most revered figures in not only sports, but in recent American history. But, very few are familiar with the numerous transgressions he committed against the American government, like refusing to be drafted for the Vietnam war, changing Read More
JC Chandor Talks ‘All is Lost’, Robert Redford’s Silent Performance Interview

JC Chandor Talks ‘All is Lost’, Robert Redford’s Silent Performance

In All is Lost, JC Chandor’s man-at-sea movie starring a 77-year-old Robert Redford, the director takes a dramatic departure from his dialogue-driven ensemble piece, Margin Call, and delivers a moving, intimate piece of cinema that, quite simply, follows a man on a boat as he fights to survive crushing waves, rainstorms, starvation, and all the mental and emotional trials Read More
Interview: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson of After Tiller Interview

Interview: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson of After Tiller

In After Tiller, directors Lana Wilson and Martha Shane take an in-depth look into the lives of some of the only doctors in the country willing and able to provide third trimester abortions to women. Dr. George Tiller, who many of the doctors worked under, was assassinated in 2009 by an anti-abortion protester, leaving the remaining Read More
Interview: Kimberly Peirce of Carrie Interview

Interview: Kimberly Peirce of Carrie

This Friday, the girl in the blood-soaked prom dress returns to wreak havoc on the masses in Carrie, a re-imagining of Brian De Palma’s beloved 1976 horror gem. Helmed by director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), the film again follows the complex, violently turbulent relationship between outcast quiet-girl Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a girl Read More