Tag: interview

New York Asian 2016 Interview: Jelly Lin, Stephen Chow's Newest Muse, on THE MERMAID

After beating out 120,000 other actresses for the part, newcomer Jelly Lin made her film debut as the title character in comedy legend Stephen Chow’s latest box-office record breaker, The Mermaid. In town to receive the New York Asian Film...

New York Asian 2016 Interview: Superstar Lee Byung-hun Talks INSIDE MEN, Fatherhood and the Hollywood Balancing Act

With a career that has included some of South Korea’s biggest hits, including Joint Security Area, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, the Bad and the Weird and his latest record-breaker, Inside Man, Lee Byung-hun is simultaneously carving a place for...

Edinburgh 2016: Kevin Smith Part Two - On Making Movies

In this second part of my interview with Kevin Smith I asked the director about how, after some difficult years, he seems to be having more fun with recent projects. At this point does he have the freedom to do...

Edinburgh 2016: Kevin & Harley Quinn Smith Part One - Cam-Girl Controversy!

Regardless of what you think of his movies, Kevin Smith makes one hell of a festival guest. Before I even sat down with him for this interview I'd seen the man put in several performances around Edinburgh; at his sold-out...

Interview: DAYLIGHT'S END Star Johnny Strong On Making Movies And Living Life

One of my favorite films of 2010 was William Kaufman's Sinners & Saints, and even though it is only April, I already know that his new film Daylight’s End, an exciting thriller set in the post-apocalyptic world, will be on my...

Interview: THE FAMILY LAW Creator Benjamin Law Talks Diversity On TV

The Family Law has just wrapped up its first season on SBS in Australia; breaking relatively new ground as it focuses on a Chinese-Australian family and their hilarious and hectic ups-and-downs. Essentially a divorce dramedy, the series comes from Benjamin...

Interview: NOTES ON BLINDNESS Directors Discuss Their Tribute To Blind Theologian John Hull

James Spinney and Peter Middleton's Notes on Blindness isn't just an incredible homage to blind theologian John Hull (who sadly died in 2015), the documentary is also a very profound demonstration of the incredible work he did in making a...

Sundance 2016 Interview: Royalty Hightower And Anna Rose Holmer On THE FITS

Getting dressed for my interview with the director and star of The Fits, one thought kept crossing my mind, "This isn't how one dresses for Royalty." Royalty, in this case, being the 10 year old breakout star of The Fits....

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Fiona Tan On The Intersection Of Her Art, Film And HISTORY'S FUTURE

Originally from Australia, but now a born-again European, Fiona Tan is a very experimental visual artist who is deeply invested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of cinema. That is certainly something which her first step into feature filmmaking has...

"I'd Have To Decribe It As A Quilt Of Dreams." Guy Maddin Talks THE FORBIDDEN ROOM

In a career stretching some thirty years, Guy Maddin has become one of Canada's most respected filmmakers and visual artists. His latest feature project, The Forbidden Room, certainly suggests he shows no sign of slowing down either, and the final...

"I'm Sort Of The Angry Man In The Corner." Director Saeed Taji Farouky Talks TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR

Director Saeed Taji Farouky has turned heads around the globe with his latest effort, the Afghan war themed documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year which saw the director and his crew at the front lines of the ongoing...

Interview: Producer James Gay-Rees Discusses Chronicling A Fallen Star In AMY

Whether people like it or not, the documentary Amy does tread a very fine line. Arguably one of its key themes focuses on the star's despair at having her privacy and personal life invaded by the press, but nevertheless Amy...

Warsaw 2015 Interview: SPARROWS Director Rúnar Rúnnarson On Finding God In The Sins of Men

Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rúnar Rúnarsson's sophomore feature Sparrows (read Jason Gorber's review) has been on a successful streak, netting the top prize at the San Sebastian film festival, Silver Hugo at the...

Interview: Director Sandy Tung Discusses EVAN'S CRIME, David Arquette, And More

Filmmaker Sandy Tung has had a long and respectable career in independent filmmaking. Best known by many for his family films such as Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season, Alice Upside Down, and the award-winning Saving Shiloh, Sandy now changes pace, venturing...

Warsaw 2015 Interview: "I Am A Bit Of A Troublemaker," Parvez Sharma On Shooting Forbidden Doc A SINNER IN MECCA

Three sold out screenings of A Sinner in Mecca, a documentary by New York-based, India-born activist and filmmaker Parvez Sharma, proved the importance of the film, even in a predominantly Catholic country, as we like to label Poland. The...

Interview: Joe Dante Talks BURYING THE EX, Forgotten Genres, Paranoia And Creating Movie Lovers

Joe Dante is currently on the promotional circuit for his latest comedy, Burying The Ex, which debuted in Venice last September and is getting a limited theatrical release in the US, with concurrent video-on-demand, this Friday. He had a brief window...

Tsui Hark Talks THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN In Exclusive Interview Clip

Director Tsui Hark is a master and a big screen icon in his own time so when he sets to talking about his new projects, we like to listen. So with his latest effort, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain, freshly...

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion Talk COOTIES

[Cooties directors Jonathan Milott, left, and Cary Murnion, right. Photo by Jessica Bartnhouse/Wicked Bird Media.]Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion have gone from sentient boobs to creating a good horror comedy to zombie children. Next, they'll terrorize Jane Levy on set this...

Interview: Benoit Jacquot On 3 HEARTS And Being Women's Director

Benoit Jacquot started his career as Marguerite Duras' assistant director in the 70s and went on to direct many films with strong female characters. In doing so, he catapulted the careers of many actresses into leading ladies of French cinema,...

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...