Hot Docs 2014 Interview: Twitch Talks To The Legendary Alice Cooper

The filmmakers behind Super Duper Alice Cooper dub their work the first "doc opera", and it comes pretty close to living up to that hype. Tracing the remarkable career of the band Alice Cooper (a moniker derived from a... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: MANOS SUCIAS Director and DP Share Stories from Colombia

With two LED panels, one Canon C300 and a crew of no more than a dozen people including locals, co-writer/director Joseph Wladyka and co-writer/cinematographer Alan Blanco went to Buenaventura, Colombia - a heavily narco-trafficked country - to film Manos Sucias... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Noah Buschel's GLASS CHIN

As the music starts and the first scene opens up in Noah Buschel's Glass Chin, you may think you're about to watch the newest version of Rocky what with the running boxer at dawn, dramatic theme score and all. The story,... More »
  

Jeremy Saulnier And Macon Blair Talk BLUE RUIN

It was back in 2007 that we first came across the creative duo of writer-director Jeremy Saulnier and actor Macon Blair. The occasion at the time was Murder Party, a horror comedy that won raves on the festival circuit before... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Chris Messina Goes Behind the Camera for ALEX OF VENICE

Chris Messina is nothing like Dr. Danny Castellano, the typical gruff New Yorker with a chip on his shoulder from The Mindy Project. Much to the contrary, Messina is warm, inviting and genuinely wants to have a discussion about his... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Rory Culkin Shines Dark in Lou Howe's GABRIEL

Lou Howe's directorial debut follows Gabriel (Rory Culkin), a scared 20-something suffering from a non-specific mental illness slinging fault in every direction, including his own, after his father commits suicide prior to the film's start. To anyone who has experienced... More »
  

Interview: I Am DUNE - Frank Pavich on Jodorowsky's Unmade Masterpiece

Jodorowsky's Dune -- a film that was supposed to have starred the likes of Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, Sting, Dali, and David Carradine, with a soundtrack by Pink Floyd, art by H.R. Giger, storyboards by Moebius, effects by Dan O'Bannon,... More »
  

CHEAP THRILLS Interview: Pat Healy And Ethan Embry Talk About Reality, Moral Centers, And Drinking The Kool-Aid

Seen Cheap Thrills yet? Do so. Period. But be warned. What looks like a simple genre game of whack-a-mole is anything but. Characters do the most horrible things to each other, some of it is genuinely hilarious, but after a... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Interview: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Director Tobe Hooper Talks His Legacy of Unspeakable Horror

Patton Oswalt once said, in a rant lashing out against generic non-descript movie titles like Something's Gotta Give or Feelin' Kinda Sorta, that the all time greatest movie title is three words long: Texas Chainsaw Massacre. [Actual original title: The... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Larry Fassenden Spills His Guts on BENEATH, His Love For Horror, And A Little Bit Of ABCs OF DEATH 2

Interviewing Larry Fassenden was a real treat. When Hollywood is plaguing the horror genre with remakes, 15 unwanted sequels and anything to make a quick 60 million bucks, this guy has been in front of and behind the camera... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... HELLION Writer/Director Kat Candler

Austin-based filmmaker Kat Candler's got a sweet spot for kids. (That sounds creepy, but I assure you it's not.) Many of her films, including her first feature Jumping Off Bridges, deal in the emotional space of children and what it... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... FISHING WITHOUT NETS Director Cutter Hodierne and Lead Abdikani Muktar

Cutter Hodierne was at Sundance the first time in 2012, with his short of the same name that took home the Grand Jury Prize. This year, he's brought the feature-length version of a story about hardship, hard choices, family and... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating With... WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Filmmakers Taika Waititi And Jemaine Clement

Writer/director/actor Taika Waititi, who's been at Sundance before with Boy (2010) and Eagle vs Shark (2007), comes back with something altogether different. Co-written and co-directed with Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords), What We Do in the Shadows is a... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... LOVE IS STRANGE Writer/Director Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs has been bringing queer cinema to the screens since 1996, making him one of the few pioneers who have challenged the status quo of Hollywood's (and the indie world, for that matter) white, hetero-dominant stories. For this year's... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... LAND HO! Cast and Crew

Co-writers and directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz bring a funny, sweet, bromance like none you've seen before to Sundance. One-liners from first-time actor/full-time physician Earl Lynn Nelson (who is Stephens' cousin and someone she always wanted to make a... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... LAGGIES Writer/Director Lynn Shelton and Cinematographer Ben Kasulke

Laggies marks Lynn Shelton's sixth feature, four of which have premiered at Sundance, and her sixth collaboration with DP Ben Kasulke.Leading up to their premiere, I got to sit down with two long-time cold weather comrades and pick their brain... More »
  

Sundance Speed Dating with... COLD IN JULY Director Jim Mickle

Jim Mickle returns to Sundance for the second year in a row following his 2013 critical smash We Are What We Are, which also played at Cannes Director's Fortnight prior to its theatrical release this year by eOne. This year... More »
  

HELLIONS: Bruce McDonald Shares The First Bloody Still And Discusses Shooting In Infra Red

Last week I found myself driving through the countryside outside Hamilton, Ontario, where I eventually rolled up to a small working farm populated by very small horses, regular sized horses, and ten or so llamas who were not even remotely... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Andrea Pallaoro Talks About His MEDEAS

Andrea Pallaoro's Medeas, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, is a strong and true piece of cinema, dealing with topics like alienation, desire, family and violence. In his first feature film, the Italian director explores the life of a... More »
  

Interview: John Sayles Talks GO FOR SISTERS

Go for Sisters, a new film by director/writer John Sayles, the godfather of American independent cinema (Return of the Secaucus Seven, Brother from Another Planet, Lone Star, Limbo), is just as I expect in a John Sayles film; beautifully... More »
  
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