Apichatpong Weerasethakul Talks ‘Cemetery of Splendour’
We interview Apichatpong Weerasethakul, director of the sublime 'Cemetery of Splendor.'
Friendship Comes First In Genre Gem ‘They Look Like People’
Love and nightmares reign in this genre gem.
Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher Talk ‘Eddie The Eagle’
“What the hell am I doing here?” I thought. Standing next to me by the Oakland Technical High School football field was Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman, leather jacket and all; next to him, his Eddie The Eagle co-star Taron Egerton and the...
Aaron Paul Talks ‘Triple 9,’ Brotherly Bond With Norman Reedus
Perhaps for the entirety of his career, Aaron Paul will be tied to the iconic role of Breaking Bad‘s burnout-turned-meth-hero Jesse Pinkman. It’s something he’s thankful for: “I’m very blessed to have played an iconic character,” he says graciously. Since...
John Hillcoat Talks ‘Triple 9,’ Real-Life Violence Informing Onscreen Violence
A genre adventurer of sorts, filmmaker John Hillcoat has made a western (The Proposition), a post-apocalyptic drama (The Road) and a period gangster movie (Lawless) in his career thus far. Now, with Triple 9, he tackles the crime thriller genre,...
Tobias Lindholm Talks ‘A War,’ The Pursuit of Human Truth In Storytelling
Out in theaters today is Danish director Tobias Lindholm’s (A Hijacking) latest film, A War, a humanistic exploration of the personal and psychological struggles of soldiers. Set in Denmark and Afghanistan, the film stars Pilou Asbæk as a company commander accused...
Robert Eggers on ‘The Witch,’ What Makes the 17th Century Scary
Atmospheric, well-acted and directed, and full of disturbing imagery you won't be able to shake, 'The Witch' is one horror fans shouldn't miss.
Oscar Nominee Ciro Guerra on His Journey into the Amazon for ‘Embrace of the Serpent’
We interview Ciro Guerra, director of the Oscar-nominated 'Embrace of the Serpent.'
László Nemes and Géza Röhrig on Connecting with History in ‘Son of Saul’
In examining the role of the sonderkommando in German concentration camps, filmmaker László Nemes was preparing to enter his debut film Son of Saul into a long line of auteur-driven projects made in response to one of history’s most...
‘Southbound’ Filmmakers Talk About the Benefits of Anthology Horror
We interview Roxanne Benjamin and David Bruckner, two directors of the anthology horror film 'Southbound.'
Radu Muntean Talks ‘One Floor Below’ and Making Viewers Uncomfortable
An interview with Radu Muntean, director of Romanian thriller 'One Floor Below'.
Alamo Drafthouse SF Opens With ‘Star Wars,’ Five Screens and Loads of Queso
Standing in defiance of the techie takeover that’s been wiping clean San Francisco’s weird, colorful corners and pockets, the 100-year-old New Mission Theater—following a $10 million renovation by Alamo Drafthouse—opens its doors tomorrow, inviting us to dine on high-end finger food...
Tom Hooper On ‘The Danish Girl,’ Trans Actors In Hollywood
Tom Hooper‘s The Danish Girl follows the true-life gender transition of artist Einar Wegener to Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and its effect on her marriage to fellow artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Acting as stand-in for one of Gerda’s female...
Adam McKay Talks ‘The Big Short,’ Breaking the Fourth Wall, the Evolution of Steve Carell
In a drastic, surprisingly smooth departure from his typical work directing major studio comedies, Adam McKay tackles the dense subject matter of The Big Short, a screen adaptation of Michael Lewis‘ best-selling book about the devastating financial collapse of the...
Sally Field and Michael Showalter Talk ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris,’ Gender Inequity in Show Business
It’s been some time since Michael Showalter‘s Hello, My Name Is Doris premiered at SXSW 2015, where the film’s seasoned star, Sally Field, made waves with an outstanding performance as the titular, socially invisible cat-lady, who we follow as she lusts after her significantly younger co-worker (Max Greenfield). As would be expected considering Showalter’s resume...