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Interview: ‘Peterloo’ Director Mike Leigh Talks Weighty Political Issues, Trump, ‘Roma’

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Seasoned awards watchers and world cinema lovers gleefully react at the mention of lauded British director, Mike Leigh. His latest film, "Peterloo," (currently in...

Interview: Composer Dan Marocco Talks ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘Hitchcock & Scully,’ and Cop Shows

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One of the most exciting shows to return to television in 2019 was "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" for NBC. The situational cop-comedy had been canceled in...

Interview: Composer Kathryn Bostic Discusses ‘The Green Book: Guide to Freedom’ and ‘Clemency’

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Kathryn Bostic has been composing scores for film and television for nearly twenty years. Most of her work has been in documentary films, including...

Interview: Sheldon Shepherd On the Beautiful Vibes of ‘Yardie’ and Idris Elba

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With the release of Idris Elba's debut feature "Yardie", authentic Jamaican culture gets a rare showcase on the big screen. Among its cast of...

Interview: Anthony Maras Talks About Why He Wanted to Make ‘Hotel Mumbai’

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Anthony Maras could have seen the filming of "Hotel Mumbai" go wrong in so many ways. The filmmaker has opted to tackle a brutal...

Patricia Clarkson on Being Honored in Miami: “Awards Are Good And Anyone Who Tells...

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Patricia Clarkson doesn’t like watching movies on screeners. The New Orleans-born actress, 59, prefers the pleasures of the big screen in a darkened room...

Interview: Chiwetel Ejiofor Discusses His Journey to the Director’s Chair with ‘The Boy Who...

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Six years after his Oscar-nominated performance in "12 Years a Slave," Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut with "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind." Based...

Interview: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and Matthias Schoenaerts Discuss Prison Reform and their Film ‘The...

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One of the dozens of films that premiered at last month's Sundance Film Festival was "The Mustang," from director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Five years...

INTERVIEW: Penelope Cruz Talks ‘Everybody Knows’ And Working With Asghar Farhadi

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Penelope Cruz's talent knows no boundaries. The actress has worked across four languages across her nearly three decades-long career. Over the course of this...

INTERVIEW: Mary Zophres Talks Costume Design, Her Oscar Nomination, and The Coens

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Throughout her career, costume designer Mary Zophres has worked for some of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood. Nominated for multiple Oscars in her career,...

Sundance Interview: Composer Garth Stevenson Discusses Creating the Music of ‘Them That Follow’

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2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the more unique entries at this year's festival was the religious-themed drama, "Them That Follow." Directed by Britt Poulton...

Sundance Interview: Andrew McConnell and Mick Mahon Discuss Hope, Humanity, and Their Documentary ‘Gaza’

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2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: On the western coast of Israel, along the Mediterranean Sea, lies a 25 mile strip of territory called Gaza. Years...

Interview: Ed Perkins Discusses The Unexpected Making of ‘Black Sheep’

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Recently Oscar nominated for Best Documentary Short, "Black Sheep" tells a powerful true story about racism and identity in the United Kingdom. Its subject...

Sundance Interview: Jenifer Westphal Talks Indie Film, Documentaries, and Launching a Production Company

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2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The past four years have been full of learning and connection for producer Jenifer Westphal. Just a few short years...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong on Everyday Mysteries and Economic Inequality in Ardent Thriller ‘Burning’

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Outrageously, South Korea has never been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars, nor has the country even made it...

Interview: Yorgos Mavropsaridis Highlights the Editing Process for ‘The Favourite’

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Yorgos Mavropsaridis has been working with director Yorgos Lanthimos since nearly the beginning. The two Yorgoses met years ago and found a collaboration that...

Interview: Production Designer Paul Harrod Discusses Creating the ‘Isle of Dogs’

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Production Designer Paul Harrod has been working in the industry for over thirty years. Much of his experience has been in stop-motion animated films,...

Interview: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Share Their Experiences Writing the Music of ‘Mary...

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Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have been writing music for film and stage for years. They have worked together on projects like the TV...

INTERVIEW: Composer Marco Beltrami Discusses ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Free Solo,’ & Experimenting in Horror

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One of the busiest composers of 2018 was Marco Beltrami. The two-time Oscar nominee gained praise early in the year when "A Quiet Place" premiered to...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Justin Hurwitz Talks About Scoring ‘First Man’ And Working With Damien...

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Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz has made a strong mark on the industry in just a small amount of time. Only four scores into his...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Isis Mussenden and Nelson Coates Discuss Crafting the World of Ruth...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served on the US Supreme Court since 1993. And 25 years later, two films would be released the woman...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Mimi Leder, Daniel Stiepleman and Cast Talk About the Ginsburgs and...

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The life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg come to life in "On the Basis of Sex." Written by Ginsburg's nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, it...

INTERVIEW: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Composer Carter Burwell Discusses Ghost Stories and Death...

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When you think back on the Coen Brothers, there is a melancholy song likely coursing through your mind. Yet despite that feeling, the sweeping scores show...

INTERVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ Editor Michael P. Shawver Talks the Journey with Ryan Coogler, Wakanda,...

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One of the films that seem to be heading towards a Best Picture nomination is "Black Panther," a huge achievement by Ryan Coogler. Coogler has become...

INTERVIEW: ‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross Discusses Editing for Subjectivity and Finding Intimacy on...

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One of the most frenetic and visceral films of the year is Damien Chazelle's "First Man," a technical marvel in film for 2018. The focus...

INTERVIEW: ‘The Favourite’ Sound Designer and Mixer Johnnie Burn Discusses Winds, Period Sound, and...

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"The Favourite" quickly marked itself as one of the best films of the year as soon as it debuted. The absurdist comedy/period piece stands...

Interview: Vincent Lambe On Examining the Shocking True Story of ‘Detainment’

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It's never easy to depict a highly sensitive topic on screen, especially when it's a horrific murder of a child by two other children....

Interview: Barnaby Blackburn Discusses the Inspirations behind Oscar contender ‘Wale’

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Featuring a suspenseful storyline filled with surprising twists, Barnaby Blackburn's "Wale" is easily one of the most thrilling films in the Oscar shortlist for...

Interview: Composer Alexandre Desplat on ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson, and a Career Spent...

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For Alexandre Desplat, composing was a natural pursuit. The two-time Oscar winner (with seven additional nominations), and Grammy winner is halfway to an EGOT....

Interview: Rima Das Talks the Making of ‘Village Rockstars’

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As you gaze upon the sophisticated direction of "Village Rockstars", you wouldn't guess that its helmer Rima Das had no formal training in film....

Circuit Breaker Interview: Rolfe Kent Talks About Scoring ‘Stan & Ollie’ and the Influence...

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

Circuit Breaker Interview: Hans Zimmer Discusses ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen, and Failed Piano Lessons

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Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has worked in film and television since the early 1980s. He has worked with Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Christopher...

Interview: Cinematographer Mihai Malamaire Jr. Talks about Photographing a Movement in ‘The Hate U...

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Cinematographer Mihai Malamaire Jr. got his start the way many do. Working on short films and music videos. Eventually, all of that gave way...

Interview: Composer Dustin O’Halloran Talks About Finding the Emotional Tone in ‘The Hate U...

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Dustin O'Halloran didn't necessarily set out to become a composer of film score. But his particular style of music made him a perfect fit...
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Interview: VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert Describes the Arsenal of Techniques for Creating the Look...

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Paul Lambert has had quite a varied career in the world of visual effects. His filmography includes "Mission: Impossible II," a couple of "Harry...

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