EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lost City of Z’ Director James Gray Talks Classic Filmmaking, Influences and Making...

2017 San Francisco International Film Festival: Director James Gray has made his most masterful film yet in "Lost City of Z," seamlessly blending classic...

EXCLUSIVE: Travis Mathews and Jonny Mars Discuss ‘Discreet’ – See it at SFFilm Festival!

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: Auteur Travis Mathews' ("Interior. Leather Bar") latest directorial effort, "Discreet," is making its U.S. debut at the San Francisco...

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Ott and Cory Zacharia Discuss ‘California Dreams’ – See it at SXSW!

2017 Berlin Critics' Week: The ambitious docufiction, "California Dreams," which is already garnering critical praise, debuted in Berlin. I had a chance to interview...

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With the Cast of Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ – Start Binging Today!

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: As part of a relatively new segment of The Berlinale, Amazon's much-anticipated new series, "Patriot" had its international premiere...

EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Tucci and Armie Hammer Discuss Art, Food, Stardom, Politics and ‘Final Portrait’

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: After the premiere of "Final Portrait," which was extremely well-received at audience and press screenings alike last weekend, I had the...

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With ‘Vaya’ Director Akin Omotoso

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: After outstanding critical reception following its Toronto International Film Festival and its premiere last week at the Berlin International Film Festival...

EXCLUSIVE: A Conversation With Val Kilmer: The ‘Cinema Twain’ Voyage

On the night of December 22, 2016, inside the intimate setting of the historical Clay Theater in San Francisco, Val Kilmer casually emerged from...

Oscar Nominees React to Their Citations From the Academy

This will be updated throughout the day.  Check back for more: Love Larson and Eva von Bahr – nominated for Best Hair & Make-up for...

Circuit Breaker Episode 19: ‘Patriots Day,’ Thanksgiving, and Molly Shannon Interview (‘Other People’)

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson...

Interview: Michael Kelly of ‘House of Cards’ Talks Doug Stamper and the Future

"House of Cards" had a resurgent season this year, thanks in part to the tremendous acting of Michael Kelly as the President’s Chief of...

Interview: ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’s’ Finn Wittrock Talks Singing with Lady Gaga and Loving...

After his breakout turn as Dandy on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," it would be tough to think that Finn Wittrock could match the...

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...

INTERVIEW: Ben Mendelsohn discusses being a character actor and talks around ‘Rogue One: A...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

INTERVIEW: Peter Sarsgaard talks acting choices and ‘Experimenter’

It's always nice to see a character actor or frequent supporting player get a chance to take over a leading role. One such actor...

INTERVIEW: Nat Wolff talks ‘Ashby’ and how he picks a project

One of the young actors in the business who I think is really going places is Nat Wolff. He's one of those up and...

TIFF Interview: A chat with Rising Star Stephan James

Among many other sidebar events, one of the coolest initiatives of the Toronto International Film Festival is its annual Rising Stars programme, co-presented by...

TIFF Interview: Saoirse Ronan discusses ‘Brooklyn’, her toughest role yet

One of my highlights of TIFF this year was the opportunity to sit down with Saoirse Ronan to discuss her new film Brooklyn, as...

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Leslye Headland talks about her movie ‘Sleeping with Other People’

It takes a pretty unique filmmaker to craft something like the hybrid romantic comedy Sleeping with Other People, so luckily the movie had one...

INTERVIEW: Jena Malone talks ‘Time Out of Mind’

For almost as long as I've been a fan of film, I've been a fan of Jena Malone. An actress who rarely gets the...

INTERVIEW: Alison Brie chats about ‘Sleeping with Other People’

Of the many pleasures found within the film Sleeping with Other People (my rave review of which can be found here), the performance of...

Interview: “Dear Zachary” documentary director Kurt Kuenne on editing “Batkid Begins”

Kurt Kuenne is the director (& writer & producer & cinematographer & editor & sound editor & composer) of the acclaimed 2008 documentary Dear...

INTERVIEW: Parker Posey discusses getting to work with Woody Allen in ‘Irrational Man’

There's a long and glorious tradition of supporting ladies in Woody Allen films being rather memorable. This week, Parker Posey gets to add her...

INTERVIEW: Ian McKellen talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Being an Academy Member

The word "sir" can do a lot in terms of expectations. For example, getting the chance to interview Ian McKellen is a very cool...

INTERVIEW: Laura Linney talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and being a veteran actress

By and large, Laura Linney tends to make her way quietly through the industry. She consistently does strong work, but you rarely hear much...

INTERVIEW: Kyle MacLachlan talks ‘Inside Out’, Returning to ‘Twin Peaks’, and more

Depending on your age, Kyle MacLachlan is either someone you know from Blue Velvet, Showgirls, or Twin Peaks. Over the past few weeks, a...

INTERVIEW: Dito Montiel talks his filmmaking interests and working with Robin Williams on ‘Boulevard’

Ever since his impressive debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, it's been pretty clear that Dito Montiel is a filmmaker fascinated by male...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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