Interview: Director Rémi Chayé and Producer Henri Magalon talk ‘Long Way North’

Animation director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon are no strangers to awards season, having worked on nominated films “The Secret of Kells” and “Ernest and Celestine.” And with Chayé’s debut feature “Long Way North,” they may have another contender to add to their filmography. In this progressive female-centric film, an aristocratic Russian girl defies conventions […]


INTERVIEW: Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, Bryan Sipe, and Jean-Marc Vallee talk ‘Demolition’

Conversation, or the lack thereof in many cases, hangs over almost all of Demolition, the new film from director Jean-Marc Vallee opening this weekend. Whether it’s star Jake Gyllenhaal or supporting players like Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, and Naomi Watts, the characters in this Bryan Sipe penned movie struggle to explain themselves and what’s going […]


Interview: Oscar-winning ‘Triple 9’ composer Atticus Ross on why he thrives with collaboration

Composer and music producer Atticus Ross won an Oscar with his writing partner Trent Reznor for their score for The Social Network. They worked together for David Fincher’s next two films The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, but when he’s not working with Reznor he’s often working with his wife Claudia Sarnes and his brother Leopold Ross. […]

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Oscar Nominated Short ‘Day One:’ A Conversation with Star Layla Alizada

The Best Live Action Short Film category at this year’s Oscars is packed with talent. Chief among them is “Day One,” the AFI master’s thesis brainchild of writer and director Henry “Hank” Hughes. “Day One” features Feda, a US Army interpreter, and her first day in Afghanistan that goes horribly wrong. The film is told […]

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‘The Look of Silence’ Interview: A conversation with director Joshua Oppenheimer and film subject Adi Rukun

  I was incredibly fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to interview Joshua Oppenheimer, director of the Oscar-nominated The Look of Silence, and his film protagonist Adi Rukun. Oppenheimer was nominated previously for his astounding film The Act of Killing, which documented perpetrators of the 1965-66 Indonesian massacres reenacting their murderous past as a means of […]


Interivew: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Talks ‘Mustang,’ Female Filmmakers, and Oscars

Amidst the chatter about the need for more female voices in cinema, it’s ironic how director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s tale of femininity corralled, “Mustang” has been compared to Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides.” Based almost exclusively on one image the talk of the two’s similarities reminds audiences that female-centric films are almost always left competing against […]