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Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn & Elle Fanning Talk THE NEON DEMON and the Art of Rewriting

On a balmy afternoon in the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles, ScreenAnarchy joined a few hipster film journos on a trip to a castle at the top of a hill. Inside the castle filled with taxidermied beasts, Nicolas Winding...

Interview: Anton Yelchin on GREEN ROOM, STAR TREK, Hardcore Punk & Softcore Porn

Getting to interview filmmakers and actors can sometimes be quite a thrill, sometimes a surprising dud. The fluctuation in quality is sometimes disheartening, when people you’d like to think of in glowing terms give pat answers honed by years of...

Interview: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell And Sean Anders Talk DADDY'S HOME From The Set

In Sean Anders’ comedy hit Daddy’s Home, Will Ferrell plays Brad, a middle-aged man who is very much in love with his wife (Linda Cardellini) and with the notion of being a responsible family man. He has everything - a...

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING: Tom Tykwer Talks Tom Hanks And Breaking Borders

With a career that’s been nonstop since setting off cinematic sparks with the kinetic Run Lola Run, director Tom Tykwer spoke to us about his latest film, A Hologram for the King.  Tykwer talks of depicting realistic Muslim characters, breaking...

Interview: Key & Peele Talk KEANU And Cats, Thumb Wrestle, And Riot Over Wacky Shirts

When I was asked to interview two of the funniest comedians working today, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known to the world as Key & Peele, for their cat caper Keanu, I knew what I had to do: find the smallest,...

Interview: Richard Linklater Talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“…Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” -Dylan (My Back Pages) The song lyric Richard Linklater borrows for the tagline of his new film, Everybody Wants Some!!, comes from the two-hit-wonder band, Trooper. In...

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT Interview: Ice Cube, Lamorne Morris Talk Haircuts, Blending Fiction With Reality And More

Let's cut to the chase: When you have six minutes to talk to one of the most iconic rappers of all time, what do you talk about? Well, haircuts, if you're me.    Ice Cube and New Girl's funnyman Lamorne...

Interview: THE HATEFUL EIGHT Los Angeles And New York Press Conferences

(WARNING: Quentin Tarantino dropped some fairly big spoilers while talking, and they're in this article...)Having "Misirlou" as your opening credits is just so intense it just says "you are watching an epic, you are watching this big old movie. Just...

Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy On Adapting CAROL

Two years before Patricia Highsmith would earn acclaim with the release of her 1950 suspense novel, Strangers on a Train, she was working as a shopgirl selling dolls at a department store. Legend goes that one day an elegant, beautiful...

Interview: Wrestling Superstars Diamond Dallas Page And Scott Hall Talk Addiction And Recovery In THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE

The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake focuses on one of professional wrestling's greatest stars, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and his fight for recovery from addiction.  Another wrestling legend, Diamond Dallas Page is the catalyst for Roberts' rehabilitation, seeing his old...

Interview: Michael Ironside Talks TURBO KID, TOP GUN, Cronenberg And More

With his gruff voice and bald pate, Michael Ironside has been a stalwart character actor over many decades. With roles ranging from blockbusters to indies, he's managed to instill his brand of gravitas into many a project. From Cronenberg's...

Interview: Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley talks SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

At the dawn of the 1980s, a group of five working class London boys called Spandau Ballet, set out to brighten up the dark days of punk-era Britain with far-out, futuristic fashion, a love of Studio 54 disco and German...

Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview

It's really difficult to not brag when you've had the same kind of conversation I recently did with John Landis, the same human who directed Animal House, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London,...

Interview: Guitarist Andy Summers Talks Life In A Legendary Band In CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU: SURVIVING THE POLICE

The 1983 breakup of The Police was a mystery and a disappointment to their fans who looked to the band's fusion of multicultural sounds and musical proficiency on songs like "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle," and the great paranoia anthem,...

SXSW 2015 Interview: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Teach Us How To GET HARD

Getting hard is not an easy process. There are many painstaking steps one must go through to achieve this deity-like way of life. Luckily for me and whoever reads this article, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart tell us the...

Interview: TwitchFilm Talks FOCUS With Adrian Martinez

It's that old story for character actors - you might not know the name Adrian Martinez, but surely you've seen his face. He's that big guy that connects with Ben Stiller in Walter Mitty, and is compadre to Will...

John Boorman Talks QUEEN AND COUNTRY, Directing Marvin, Mifune, Merlin And Mirren

At a retrospective at New York's Film Forum, including the baroque thriller, Point Blank, the Appalachian nightmare, Deliverance, the bizarre, sci-fi adventure, Zardoz, and his epic Arthurian legend, Excalibur, Director John Boorman premiered QUEEN AND COUNTRY, the sequel to his...

Interview: Director Dan Gilroy Talks NIGHTCRAWLER

Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is intense and impeccable, showcasing a peak performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as he trolls the streets of Los Angeles looking to capture the latest salacious images for an insatiable media audience. A long time screenwriter, including...

Directors Andrew Lau And Andrew Loo Talk REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS

Based on actual crimes committed by the Chinatown gangs of late 1980s, Revenge of the Green Dragons is a gritty, real-life nightmare.  I chatted with co-directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, Young and Dangerous) and Andrew Loo about partnering with executive...

Fan Expo 2014 Exclusive Interview: Elijah Wood Talks Film, Fans, And More

Not surprisingly, Elijah Wood is a lovely guy. He's a film geek at heart, as passionate about the medium as anyone reading this site. He's made small budget indie films and some of the biggest productions ever made, but...