Interview

Interview: David Lowery of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Interview

Interview: David Lowery of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Gaining experience and sharpening his skills as an editor and member of the tight Texas filmmaking community, upstart indie director David Lowery is a student of the game. In his sophomore directorial effort, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Casey Affleck stars as an outlaw who, after escaping from prison, is trying to make his way back Read More
Interview: Lake Bell of In a World Interview

Interview: Lake Bell of In a World

In Lake Bell’s (Childrens Hospital, No Strings Attached) directorial debut, In a World, she examines the complex relationships of a group of people involved in the ultra-exclusive world of voice acting. Bell sat with us to talk about why she’s so fascinated by accents, the “sexy baby” epidemic, what British people think of Americans, her Read More
Interview: Joshua Michael Stern of jOBS Interview

Interview: Joshua Michael Stern of jOBS

The inevitable first wave of Steve Jobs movies is upon us, and it’s no surprise so many studios and filmmakers are salivating at getting their version of his story projected on screens across the world; Steve Jobs is one of the geniuses of our time, somewhat of an enigma, and has changed the world with Read More
Interview: Neil Drumming of Big Words Interview

Interview: Neil Drumming of Big Words

For years, Neil Drumming was a successful journalist, most notably writing for Entertainment Weekly. Now, he’s jumped to the world of film. Set in Brooklyn on the night of Barack Obama’s first election, Drumming’s directorial debut, Big Words, is about three former friends (they were in a semi-successful hip-hop group in the ’90s but had Read More
Interview: Ziad Doueiri of The Attack Interview

Interview: Ziad Doueiri of The Attack

Writer-director Ziad Doueiri’s new film, The Attack (which I highly recommend), incurred a tidal wave of Arab anger when it was completed last year. By “tidal wave of Arab anger”, I mean this: the film has been banned in 22 Arab nations. It follows an accomplished Arab-Israeli surgeon (Ali Suliman) as he uncovers the truth Read More
Interview: David Gordon Green of Prince Avalanche Interview

Interview: David Gordon Green of Prince Avalanche

Back in May at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I sat down with director David Gordon Green to talk about his new film, Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The film—a character study about two road workers who bicker and banter with each other as they tediously paint road lines in a Read More
Interview: Anita Monga, Artistic Director of the SF Silent Film Festival Interview

Interview: Anita Monga, Artistic Director of the SF Silent Film Festival

Some of the greatest directors of all time—F.W. Murnau, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, and Carl Dreyer, to name a few—thrived in the silent era, and the best directors of today constantly refer to their work for inspiration and guidance. Knowledge of the silent era is essential to every true cinephile and greatly enhances the pleasures Read More
Interview: Michael Cera and Sebastian Silva of Crystal Fairy Interview

Interview: Michael Cera and Sebastian Silva of Crystal Fairy

While stoned at a party in Chile, Jamie (Michael Cera), a boorish American asshole, invites a cosmo-tripping hippy named Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman) on a quest with his friends to obtain San Pedro—a  ”magical” cactus—and imbibe the mescaline-rich plant. Much to his surprise, Crystal Fairy actually shows up for the journey the next day. Feeling Read More
Interview: Mark Lobatto of Silent Treatment Interview

Interview: Mark Lobatto of Silent Treatment

Sat in Granary Square in central London (just a few minutes away from Kings Cross/St Pancras Station) I meet with Director Mark Lobatto to discuss his recent short film Silent Treatment. Silent Treatment is a “boy meets girl story where actions literally speak louder than words” – set in a dark and dingy waiting room Read More