NY Asian 2014 Interview: Director Umin Boya Talks KANO And Racial Harmony Through Baseball

Baseball has been used many times in cinema to tell tales of triumph and tragedy.  The New York Asian Film Festival brings us Kano, the true story of how the sport brought together three very separate racial groups in 1930s... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Korean Acting Legend Park Joong-hoon Talks TOP STAR, His Directing Debut

The New York Asian Film Festival handed their Celebrity Award to one of the most prolific stars of Korean cinema.  Park Joong-hoon has won many international awards for films like Nowhere to Hide and Radio Star during his nearly 30-year... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Steve James About LIFE ITSELF And More

It's a rare pleasure to be able to follow up with an interview subject on a given project. I had the pleasure of speaking with documentarian Steve James mere hours after his remarkable film, Life Itself, made its debut.... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill about I ORIGINS

I Origins is a big little film, tackling issues of identity and ethics under the rubric of a sci-fi film. Taking the notion of eyes being the windows to the soul to a heightened level, the film blends science... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Talking with Sandra Ng, Hong Kong's Queen of Comedy

With a career spanning over a quarter century and some hundred films to her credit, including the Young and Dangerous series, a bunch of movies with fellow HK legend, Stephen Chow, and both her own incredibly popular Golden Chicken installments,... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Alan Mak And Felix Chong Talk OVERHEARD 3 And The Progression Of Hong Kong Film

Having achieved cinematic success both separately and as a team, Alan Mak and Felix Chong came to the New York Asian Film Festival to introduce their latest codirecting collaboration, the cyber-surveillance thriller, OVERHEARD 3. I sat down for a chat... More »
  

Acting Legend John Hurt And Co-Writer Kelly Masterson Talk SNOWPIERCER

Many moons past, at an NYC dinner where the soju flowed freely, Director Bong Joon-ho revealed his plans to adapt the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, as an international production. Five years later, Snowpiercer has finally barreled into US cinemas. ... More »
  

Interview: David Michôd Talks THE ROVER, Robert Pattinson, BREAKFAST CLUB, And More

After the kinetic, Scorcese-like Animal Kingdom, David Michôd's sophomore effort takes a very different tack. Set in a desiccated Australia, post some sort of apocalypse that seems to inevitably befall the country/continent on screen. After screening the film at... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: UNCERTAIN TERMS' Actress Cindy Silver On Her Son, Director Nathan Silver

You think running a set in general is hard? Try doing it with your mother. In an IndieWire article where filmmakers were asked what they wish someone had told them before they started shooting, Uncertain Terms writer/director Nathan Silver answered: "Don't... More »
  

Outside Looking In: An Interview With EXHIBITION Director Joanna Hogg

With her new film Exhibition beginning a two-week exclusive engagement at the Film Society of Lincoln Center today, along with her two previous films Unrelated and Archipelago getting theatrical runs concurrently, British filmmaker Joanna Hogg is in town and I was... More »
  

Interview: Art Film Fest's Artistic Director On The Current Creative State Of European Filmmaking

The biggest Slovak film festival, Art Film Fest, will soon open its gates (21-27 June) in the scenic spa town of Trenčianske Teplice. The films from prestigious festivals such as Venice, Sundance and Cannes will be concentrated on screens... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: BILLY MIZE AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND Director Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders - who goes by "Joe" but is named William after his grandfather Billy Mize, the country music personality and star of Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound - didn't exactly realize who his grandfather was while growing up. He... More »
  

Interview: Glow Into The Heart Of Darkness With COHERENCE Writer-Director James Ward Byrkit

After several back-to-back viewings of the intricate reality-bending Coherence, an opportunity presented itself to speak with the film's writer-director at length.  A discussion started on how the micro-budgeted, big-idea chamber piece was constructed before easing into a number of the themes... More »
  

Interview: Nae Caranfil Talks Romanian Film Industry, Storytelling And CLOSER TO THE MOON

During the Transylvania International Film Festival, Twitch sat down with a major figure in Romanian cinema, Nae Caranfil, whose films are zealously expected events in Romania. The director's latest film, Closer to the Moon, was part of the Romanian Days... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: ECHO PARK Director Amanda Marsalis

Anyone who doesn't live in Echo Park (an eastside Los Angeles city-burbia-ish type enclave where everyone dresses cooler than you) doesn't get Echo Park. I don't live in Echo Park. Which is why I knew I needed to watch ECHO... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Interview: SUPREMACY Director Deon Taylor

Deon Taylor needed something he could sink his teeth into. After a few horror films and plugging away at being an independent filmmaker in this increasingly challenging market, the script about real-life white supremacist Garrett 'Tully' Fuller and his first... More »
  

Interview: Jessica Lowe Talks About BLENDED

Blended is the latest Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore pairing, a reunion of sorts with their "Wedding Singer" director Frank Coraci. It's a Brady Bunch-style tale that includes the regular family shenanigans, exotic trips, and some pretty straightforward plotting. While most... More »
  

Legendary Actor Nakadai Tatsuya Talks THE FACE OF ANOTHER And The Golden Age Of Japanese Cinema

Handsome, expressive, with a wry sense of humour and an incredible range, Nakadai Tatsuya starred in some of the films the defined Japan's Golden Age of cinema, working with directing icons like Kobayashi Masaki, Kurosawa Akira, and Ichikawa Kon in... More »
  

Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks Life, Art, And THE DANCE OF REALITY

I cannot think of an artist with more integrity than Alejandro Jodorowsky, the man who made cinematic history by inadvertently creating the midnight movie via El Topo. It's an otherworldly film that came out of nowhere for American audiences, many of... More »
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Fantaspoa 2014 Interview: Till Kleinert On DER SAMURAI

Till Kleinert's Der Samurai was definitely one of the best and weirdest films I watched during Fantaspoa 2014. Since our own Joshua Chaplinsky wrote a great review for it, I decided to complement our coverage by talking with the German director.... More »
  
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