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Interview: Steven Yeun, Mayhem

Interview: Steven Yeun, Mayhem


I won’t lie to you, folks: I really enjoyed speaking to Steven Yeun, best known to most as Glenn on The Walking Dead, a show I gave up on a long, long time ago but bitterly missed because, among other things, Yeun is awesome. But fear not! He’s doing a-okay post-TWD, thanks to roles in movies … Continue reading

Interview: Molly Smith Metzler, Elemeno Pea

Interview: Molly Smith Metzler, Elemeno Pea


And now, for my next trick, I’ll write about theater for WBUR’s The ARTery. I’m a multi-pronged freelancing threat over here.  I guess interviewing the playwright Molly Smith Metzler about the Boston Playwright Theater’s new production of her play Elemeno Pea isn’t a huge stretch for me; she served as the executive story editor for this … Continue reading

Interview: Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Interview: Sean Baker, The Florida Project


Speaking to a filmmaker for the second time about their work is always a strange-ish experience, one that I lived through earlier this year with Trey Edward Shults, but I’m not really going to complain about getting to chat up artists like Shults and Sean Baker twice. You might remember that I talked to Baker back … Continue reading

Interview: Ruben Östlund, The Square

Interview: Ruben Östlund, The Square


It only occurred to me recently that I never did any writing about Force Majeure, that delightfully gelid, darkly comic Swedish parody of manhood; it’s a great film, as in truly great, as in not just “better than good” but “outstanding.” (So I guess it’s an outstanding film. Look, shut up.) Anyways: This occurred to me leading … Continue reading

Interview: Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman, Lemon

Interview: Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman, Lemon


Sick of hearing me talk about Lemon? Tough noogies: Here’s more of me talking about Lemon, this time in conversation with Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman. Bravo directed the thing; Gelman starred in the thing; they both wrote the thing together. It’s a good thing! (The movie, I mean. The interview is a good thing, too, though, … Continue reading

Interview: Zoe Lister-Jones, “Band Aid”

Interview: Zoe Lister-Jones, “Band Aid”


More spillover from this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston, boys and girls! In this chapter of my post-fest follow-up, I present to you my interview with Zoe Lister-Jones, actress, writer, singer, filmmaker, playwright, and probably a host of other nouns denoting profession that I am unaware of. (Chef? Basketball player? Deep sea fisherwoman? Vigilante superheroine?) … Continue reading

Interview: Demetri Martin, “Dean”

Interview: Demetri Martin, “Dean”


Ehhhhhhhhhh! Remember that time I told you I liked Dean, that movie directed by that guy Demetri Martin? Well, call me biased, but I happened to interview him this year via Independent Film Festival Boston, where the film happened to screen. What a happening! Let me be blunt: I had a great time talking to Martin, … Continue reading

Interview: Patrick Ness, “A Monster Calls”

Interview: Patrick Ness, “A Monster Calls”


Last October, I was given the opportunity to have a sit-down with Patrick Ness, author (ish) of the low fantasy, young adult novel A Monster Calls, and to talk with him about the experience of adapting his own novel (ish) from page to screen. (“Ish” meaning: Ness was contracted to write it, but author Siobhan Dowd, who … Continue reading

Interview: Daniels, Swiss Army Man

Interview: Daniels, Swiss Army Man


Speaking of Swiss Army Man: I interviewed Daniels, AKA Daniel Scheinert & Dan Kwan, AKA the directors of the movie! I did this for The Playlist. I also would not classify this as an “interview” so much as “a half hour of me geeking out at these guys, who probably thought I was just super weird … Continue reading

Interview: Ira Sachs, “Little Men”

Interview: Ira Sachs, “Little Men”


I didn’t put Ira Sachs’ Little Men on my top ten of the year thus far list, but if I’d revisited it before seeing Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, it might have ended up at least in the ten slot, and possibly higher. It’s one of the films in 2016 that comes as close to perfect as possible, … Continue reading