Category: Interview

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Interview: Director José Luis Montesinos and star Lluis Altés talk ‘The Runner’

After its award-winning festival run throughout Europe, the new short film The Runner is enjoying a second wind after recently playing to appreciative audiences in Palm...

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INTERVIEW: Billy Crudup talks about his acting choices and ‘Glass Chin’

For well over a decade now, Billy Crudup has been consistently putting forth really interesting performances that are never quite what you expect. I’ve noticed his...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Kelly talks ‘House of Cards’

For the last decade or so, Michael Kelly has slow but surely been building his resume as an underrated character actor. Especially with House of Cards, Kelly has...

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INTERVIEW: David Gordon Green talks filmmaking fun and ‘Manglehorn’

I’ve long been an admirer of David Gordon Green, a filmmaker who first caught my eye when I was just a budding cinephile. He blew me away with his sophomore...

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Interview: Finn Wittrock Talks ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

It’s not exclamatory to say that Finn Wittrock was one of the breakout stars of the 2014-2015 TV season with his daring and delightfully deranged performance as...

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Interview: ‘Outlander’ star Sam Heughan Talks Controversial Finale and More

One of the biggest stories of the TV season this past year was Outlander, Starz’ lavish adaptation of the populer book series. Despite airing on Saturdays the show...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Dano talks getting into character for ‘Love & Mercy’

When you see a great performance in a film, it’s always a pleasure to get to talk to the actor about said work. In the case of Love & Mercy, there’s a...

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INTERVIEW: John Cusack talks his career and ‘Love & Mercy’

For years now, few have fascinated me in the industry more than John Cusack. Always seemingly interested in projects just a shade off from what you’d expect out of...

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INTERVIEW: Josh and Benny Safdie talk about their stunning new film ‘Heaven Knows What’

Ever since I saw Heaven Knows What back at the New York Film Festival and listened to Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie talk about its inception, I’ve wanted to sit...

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Pollak talks Directing and ‘Misery Loves Comedy’

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Earlier in the week at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Awards Circuit was invited to take part in an intimate roundtable with actor, comedian, and...

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INTERVIEW: Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander talk ‘Ex Machina’

Earlier this week, Awards Circuit was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion with Ex Machina stars Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The film from...

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INTERVIEW: ‘It Follows’ Star Maika Monroe Talks Horror and an Apocalyptic Detroit

Labeling actress Maika Monroe a “scream queen” is a bit of a misnomer, but it’s a term quickly applied to her after her one-two punch as the female...

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INTERVIEW: James Gray talks ‘The Immigrant’ and his Next Film

One thing becomes very apparent when you talk to filmmaker James Gray…the man is willing to talk about pretty much anything. Even when it comes to the distribution...

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INTERVIEW: Anton Yelchin talks ‘5 to 7′

Year in and year out, Anton Yelchin continues to make interesting choices as an actor. He’s one of the more underrated young performers out there in my estimation,...

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INTERVIEW: Graham Moore talks ‘The Imitation Game’

Last week, right after he won the Writers Guild of America prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, Graham Moore took some time out of his day to get on the phone with me and...

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INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Patrick Osborne on his Oscar nominated short ‘Feast’

Animation fascinates me. A lot of that has to do with my inability to draw even a simple stick figure, but I’m always intrigued about the process of crafting...

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Finding Vivian Maier Directors Talk Oscars, Recognition, and Finding Bigger Boxes

Documentaries about the distinctions of a person’s private and public persona are fascinating, none more so than Finding Vivian Maier. The Oscar-nominated...

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Interview: Oscar Nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Stephane Ceretti On “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Visual effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti is nominated for an Oscar for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He also worked on other Marvel films such as...

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Interview: Oscar Nominated Makeup & Hair Designer Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou On “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Hair designer and head of the makeup department Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou is nominated for an Oscar for her work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. She’s also...

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Ryan Reynolds and Marjane Satrapi talk ‘The Voices’

Recently, Awards Circuit was lucky enough to be part of a sit down with Ryan Reynolds to talk about his new film The Voices. Also joining Reynolds for the chat was his...

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Interview: Oscar Nominated VFX Supervisor Dan Deleeuw On Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Dan Deleeuw is the visual effects supervisor for Captain America: Winter Soldier, and earned an Oscar nomination for his work alongside Russell Earl, Bryan Gill and...

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Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi, and Sean Mullin talk ‘Amira & Sam’

Among the early year releases, one of the very best so far is Sean Mullin‘s romantic dramedy Amira & Sam (my review of which can be found here). Recently, I...

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Interview: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Oscar-Nominated Composer John Powell On The Challenges In The Industry

John Powell earned his first Oscar nomination in 2010 for the first How To Train Your Dragon but he boasts an impressive resume spanning 25 years with a mix of animated...

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Oscar-Nominee Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, and More talk ‘Still Alice’

Last week (the day of the DGA nominations announcement, actually), I was invited to participate in the Press Day for the now Academy Award nominated film Still Alice. In...

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Interview: Bill Irwin talks TARS and ‘Interstellar’

A few years ago, I really banged the drum to try and get Bill Irwin a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his part in Rachel Getting Married. It obviously didn’t...