Category: Interview

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Interview with Oscar-Nominated Director Henry Hughes of ‘Day One’

  It’s no small feat to be nominated for an Oscar, let alone be nominated for an Oscar for a student film. But for writer and director Henry Hughes, that’s...

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Oscar Nominees React to Today’s Announcements!

Check back in this space for instant reactions from the Oscar nominees of today’s announcement.  See the full list here. See below a statement from ENNIO...

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Interview: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Screenwriters Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman

There have been many movies that have hit the zeitgeist on the way to some awards season success, but few do it as convincingly as Straight Outta Compton. The movie is...

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INTERVIEW: An Afternoon with Bruce Dern from ‘The Hateful Eight’

There are few things that I’ve experienced in this industry that compare to having a conversation with Bruce Dern. It’s a privilege that I’ve had on...

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INTERVIEW: Roger Deakins on ‘Sicario’ and the upcoming ‘Blade Runner 2’

If you were to make the case that Roger Deakins was not just the best living cinematographer (like I do) but perhaps one of the very best ever, you probably...

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Interview: Legendary composer Howard Shore on what inspired his score for “Spotlight”

Howard Shore – the man needs no introduction. He’s won three Oscars for his work on The Lord of the Rings – 1 for Fellowship, 2 for Return of the King...

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INTERVIEW: Ben Mendelsohn discusses being a character actor and talks around ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Easily one of the best character actors working today, Ben Mendelsohn is slowly becoming someone who delivers work unlike anyone else in the industry. You always...

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INTERVIEW: ‘Creed’ composer Ludwig Göransson Talks the Score

  Rebooting a franchise can be hard, especially when the film you’re making is going to be the seventh in the series.  You want to be somewhat reverential to...

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INTERVIEW: Olivia Wilde chats about ‘Meadowland’

I don’t think people realize just how long Olivia Wilde has been in the business. For years now she’s been doing memorable work, often in supporting roles....

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Stars React to their Nominations for the Golden Globes

With nominations for the Golden Globes taking place today, many of the nominees are giving their reactions to the news of their honor. Check them out below:...

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Interview: “Mustang” director Deniz Gamze Erguven talks tensions in Turkey and bonding with her actresses

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s directorial debut Mustang, about five sisters oppressed by their uncle and grandmother who desire nothing but freedom, won the Label Europa...

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Interview: Documentarian Chad Gracia Talks About Finding ‘The Russian Woodpecker’

The Best Documentary Feature shortlist was just announced and the saddest omission is director Chad Gracia’s illuminating work, The Russian Woodpecker. A stark and...

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Interview: Director Gabriel Ripstein talks ‘600 Miles’ and cinematic realism

Arriving in US theaters at the tail end of a banner year for TV shows and films about the drug cartels, Gabriel Ripstein’s award-winning debut 600 Miles is a film...

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INTERVIEW: Talking ‘Goodnight Mommy’ with Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Among the main contenders for Best Foreign Language Feature, there really isn’t anything else like Goodnight Mommy. A genre film that hues closer horror than...

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INTERVIEW: Talking the look of ‘The Danish Girl’ with Head of Makeup Jan Sewell and Production Designer Eve Stewart

The first thing you notice when you watch The Danish Girl, besides of course the performances of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander (which are soon to be nominated), is...

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Interview: Talking ‘The Wave’ with director Roar Uthaug

With a bona fide box office smash under his belt, his first selection as Norway’s representative for the Foreign Language Film Oscar and a US distribution deal...

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INTERVIEW: Brie Larson discusses the emotional power of ‘Room’

There are times when you can just tell that an actor or an actress has something special to offer. Brie Larson is one such young actress, already a huge star on the rise...

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Interview: Tobias Lindholm and Pilou Asbæk on the authenticity and complexity of ‘A War’

With 3 acclaimed film collaborations under their belt already, Tobias Lindholm and Pilou Asbæk have developed one of the most compelling director-muse relationships in...

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Interview: “Rams” director Grímur Hákonarson talks Iceland and winning at Cannes

Grímur Hákonarson’s sophomore film Rams, about two brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years but live in neighbouring farms in the countryside...

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INTERVIEW: Rick Alverson and Gregg Turkington discuss ‘Entertainment’

Without question, one of the more distinctive voices in indie cinema right now is filmmaker Rick Alverson. Especially with The Comedy a few years ago and now the...

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INTERVIEW: Diane Lane and Jay Roach talk ‘Trumbo’

About a week or so ago, I participated in the Press Day for the delightfully entertaining biopic Trumbo. Opportunities to sit down and interview director Jay Roach and...

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INTERVIEW: Jason Segel talks his phenomenal work in ‘The End of the Tour’

For a good portion of the year, I’ve been raving about Jason Segel‘s transformative performance in The End of the Tour, doing my part to drum up some Oscar...

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Interview: ‘Sicario’ Writer Taylor Sheridan

‘Sicario’ was one of the best reviewed films from the Cannes film festival and saw it’s U.S. release this past September. ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Enemy’ director...

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Interview: Talking ‘The Second Mother’ with director Anna Muylaert and star Regina Casé

Since its successful bow at Sundance earlier this year, The Second Mother has emerged as one of the year’s most beloved films by critics and audiences alike....

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Interview: Tab Hunter Talks Hollywood Old, New and ‘Confidential’

Tab Hunter has come to represent the 1950s in terms of both masculinity and the type of filmmaking involved. Hunter himself will be the first to say the studio era of...