Miguel Gomes Discusses Processing Reality and Adapting Sensations in ‘Arabian Nights’
Filmmaker Miguel Gomes describes Arabian Nights and creating the sensation of getting pulled in and out of a film.
Catherine Hardwicke Talks Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, ‘Miss You Already’
Catherine Hardwicke‘s new film, Miss You Already, follows Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette), two childhood friends whose relationship becomes unexpectedly difficult when Milly is diagnosed with cancer. When Jess receives news that she and her husband (Paddy Considine)...
Sarah Gavron and Abi Morgan On Carey Mulligan, ‘Suffragette’
Suffragette, written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron, takes a sobering look at gender inequality through the eyes of the trailblazing suffragettes of early-20th-century Britain. Carey Mulligan stars as Maud, a fictional composite of several women and experiences of...
‘Experimenter’ Director Michael Almereyda On the Life of Stanley Milgram
Based on the life of Stanley Milgram, Experimenter pokes and prods at the mind as the late social psychologist did in his controversial obedience experiments conducted at Yale in the 1960s. The reality-bending film stars the charismatic Peter Sarsgaard as...
‘Ghost Town To Havana’ and the Unsung Inner-City Heroes
Lifelong baseball lover Eugene Corr’s inspiring documentary how follows the lives of an inner city youth baseball team in Oakland, Calif. and their coach, Roscoe Bryant. As a way to provide hope and mentorship to the children in his violent neighborhood...
‘Room’ Director Lenny Abrahamson On Brie Larson, Making Challenging Films
Lenny Abrahamson‘s Room, adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own novel, is an imaginative examination of parent-child dynamics that’s been garnering the Irish director wide praise. Also receiving her share of adulation is Brie Larson, who plays Ma, a single...
Sebastian Silva On Real-Life Bishops and ‘Nasty Baby’s Shocking Ending
Nasty Baby filmmaker Sebastian Silva goes into detail on Nasty Baby's unexpected twist
Cary Joji Fukunaga Talks ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Idris Elba, the Power of Surreality
Cary Joji Fukunaga has been steadily building an amazing body of work in his young career. His films Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre earned him the admiration of film critics across the world, and True Detective (a series of which he directed...
Ellen Page and Julianne Moore On ‘Freeheld’
Directed by Peter Sollett and written by Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, Freeheld follows the true story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a New Jersey police officer diagnosed with cancer, who’s blocked by county officials from passing on her pension benefits to...
Anne Émond Talks About Her Ambitious New Film ‘Our Loved Ones’
An interview with writer/director Anne Émond about her ambitious sophomore feature 'Our Loved Ones.'
Adam Garnet Jones Talks About His Personal Debut Feature ‘Fire Song’
An interview with Adam Garnet Jones, the writer/director of 'Fire Song.'
Colin Geddes Previews TIFF’s Midnight Madness and Vanguard Programmes
While TIFF is known for its prestige and glamour, it’s also a really, really big festival (nearly 400 features and shorts are playing this year), and thankfully that means there’s room for a lot of fun, insane films. That’s where...
‘Meru’ Filmmakers On the Friendship Forged 21,000 Feet In the Air
Mountaineering is dangerous business, but the gifts it bears are beyond beautiful.
‘Bending Steel’ is a Left-Field Doc That’ll Take You By Surprise
One man's quest to bring back the Coney Island Strongmen.
Nick Cannon On ‘Chi-Raq,’ Spike Lee, Fake Realness In Hip-Hop
Opening this Friday, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is a modern-day retelling of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata set in Chicago’s South side. Nick Cannon stars as the titular character, a drill rapper caught up in a gang war with a crew led by a man they call Cyclops (Wesley Snipes). With men, women and children dying...