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Interview: Penny Lane, “Nuts!”

Interview: Penny Lane, “Nuts!”


Nuts!, documentary filmmaker Penny Lane’s latest venture, is the kind of movie that needs to be seen to be believed. People say that about a lot of movies, or a lot of television shows, or performances, or whatever, and in most cases they’re just saying it to say it. In the case of Nuts!, it’s 100% … Continue reading

Interview: Anna Rose Holmer, “The Fits”

Interview: Anna Rose Holmer, “The Fits”


My love for Ann Rose Holmer’s extraordinary debut, The Fits, is well documented as of my report from Independent Film Festival Boston. So naturally, I took the opportunity to chat with her about the film as the greatest of honors. I won’t bore you with a lead-in. This is one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done … Continue reading

Interview: Josh Kriegman, “Weiner”

Interview: Josh Kriegman, “Weiner”


The general rule about formatting interview questions is that they have to be short. They have to be short so that the answers are longer than the questions. You see variations on this rule all over the place, and in some instances and settings you’ll that rule be treated as more of a guideline, as … Continue reading

Interview: Karyn Kusama, “The Invitation”

Interview: Karyn Kusama, “The Invitation”


I trust in my critical faculties to interpret the films that I watch, and for good reason, because my critical faculties are pretty fucking awesome, but there is something to be said for having my eyes opened by the perspectives of other people. In the case of The Invitation, which I clearly dug, “other people” means … Continue reading

Interview: Trey Edward Shults, “Krisha”

Interview: Trey Edward Shults, “Krisha”


There’s a whole lot to like about Trey Edward Shults’ debut film, Krisha, which I’ll be writing a few paragraphs about later this week (mini review round-up, incoming); it’s made with incredible verve, it’s so personal that it blurs the line of reality and art, and the performances are all outstanding. But the most exciting thing about … Continue reading

Interview: Ben Foster, The Finest Hours

Interview: Ben Foster, The Finest Hours


“For an actor spending their days getting tossed around a gimbal while waves of frigid water smack them in the face, a few minutes’ reprieve in a nice, warm press tent sounds like heaven. But when a waterlogged and exhausted Ben Foster (Warcraft) met with Screen Rant and other journalists on the set of Craig Gillespie’s upcoming … Continue reading

Interview: Ray Santiago, Ash vs. Evil Dead

Interview: Ray Santiago, Ash vs. Evil Dead


“If you’re watching Ash vs. Evil Dead, Starz’s excellent revival of Sam Raimi’s iconic Evil Deadfranchise, you probably initially got into it the for love of Bruce Campbell. There’s no getting around it—Ash vs. Evil Dead draws a really specific crowd, comprised chiefly of people who spent the 90’s ranting about boomsticks and demanding sugar … Continue reading

Interview: Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift

Interview: Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift


“For a writer best known for penning large scale stories, Travis Beacham’s enthusiasm for small stakes comes as something of a surprise. 2010’s Clash of the Titans, which Beacham wrote an early draft for, threw the balance of power among Greek gods into turmoil; more notably, 2013’s Pacific Rim, which Beacham co-wrote with Guillermo del Toro, put the very survival of humanity … Continue reading

Interview: Emma Donoghue, Room

Interview: Emma Donoghue, Room


“It’s only October and Room, the latest film from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, is already the subject of much Oscar buzzing and hyping. If the chatter feels premature, it’s only because of the film’s recent win at the Toronto International Film Festival, where TIFF-goers bestowed it with the coveted People’s Choice Award; six out of … Continue reading

Interview: Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack

Interview: Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack


“Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack sounds like the stuff of fiction on paper, but, of course, the film is drawn from real life. The doc tells the story of the Angulo clan, a family living in a Lower East Side apartment in New York City, though “living” doesn’t quite describe their delimited existence. The Angulo children … Continue reading

Goodnight Mommy Interview: Veronika Franza & Severin Fiala

Goodnight Mommy Interview: Veronika Franza & Severin Fiala


In Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s psychological horror stunner Goodnight Mommy, twin brothers Lukas and Elias (Lukas Schwarz and Elias Schwarz) spend their days in isolated idyll in the Austrian countryside, collecting bugs and playing hide-and-seek in cornfields while they wait for their mother to return home following intensive facial surgery. When she does, the … Continue reading