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HORROR NOIRE Interview: Co-Writer/Producer Ashlee Blackwell on the Importance of Representation in Cinema

The vital documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, directed by Xavier Burgin and based on Robin R. Means Coleman’s book of the same name, invites us to know the perspective of African-Americans towards horror films. With a chronological...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 2 of 2 - On Actors and Advice to Future Filmmakers

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 1 of 2 - BURNING Questions

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...

New York Asian 2019 Interview: Han Ji-min on Challenging Society with MISS BAEK

Starting her show business career while still a teenager, Han Ji-min quickly became a familiar face in South Korean television dramas and films, beloved by audiences for her sweet, wholesome image.  Han turns that image on its head with her...

Sundance 2019 Interview: PARADISE HILLS Director Alice Waddington Talks About Her Wonderland

As a curator for Slamdance’s Department of Anarchy, I make a point of seeking out weird and wonderful films from around the world. One of my favorites from 2016 was Alice Waddington’s Disco Inferno. Even by our high standards, the...

Sundance 2019 Interview: Wu-Tang Clan and Director Sacha Jenkins on OF MICS AND MEN

Wu-Tang brought the mothafuckin’ ruckus to Park City, Utah last week, where the first two episodes of Sacha Jenkins’ ‘new American Classic’, Of Mics And Men, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Jenkins titled the film Of Mics and Men as a...

Interview: Daniel Farrands Talks THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS and THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE

Horror veteran Daniel Farrands is releasing two movies in the first half of 2019: The Amityville Murders, 45 years after the DeFeo murders, and The Haunting of Sharon Tate, the latter to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca...

THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT Interview: Robert D. Krzykowski on His Debut Feature

The great Sam Elliott (The Hero, A Star Is Born, The Big Lebowski, Ghost Rider) got another lead role in writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski’s debut feature length film, the wonderfully titled The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot....

Sundance 2019 Interview: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Director Mirrah Foulkes Talk JUDY & PUNCH

As anyone who's spent far too much time perusing the Internet for ancient photos of terrifying clowns genuinely intended to entertain children, as I have, can tell you, history had some confused notions of how best to delight youngsters. Take,...

Watch: Nicolas Pesce Talks PIERCING, Adapting Murakami Ryu, Miike Takashi Influence, More

In Piercing, Nicolas Pesce’s film adaptation of Murakami Ryu’s 1994 novel of the same name, Christopher Abbott plays Reed, a well-mannered family man who nonetheless is ready to kill his own child. However, when his wife interrupts him and his...

Rotterdam 2019 Interview: Fest Director Bero Beyer Talks Independent Cinema and IFFR

IFFR director Bero Beyer talks about the mercurial landscape of contemporary independent cinema.

Watch: THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK Writer/Director Henry Dunham on His Terrific Mystery Film

Writer/director Henry Dunham’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a terrific mystery film with a twist, about a militia group -- with such actors as James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler and Chris Mulkey as the diverse members -- that tries...

STATE LIKE SLEEP Interview: Director Meredith Danluck Talks Grief, Neo Noir and Casting Michael Shannon as a Romantic Lead

After the suicide of her husband, a famous European actor named Stefan Delvoe (Michiel Huisman), American photographer Katherine (Katherine Waterston) decides to pretty much disappear, to the point that her mother (Mary Kay Place) is the one who has to...

Interview: Festival del Puerto Director on the 2018 Edition

From December 7 to 9, the fourth edition of the Festival del Puerto is taking place in Puerto Escondido, a very famous tourist place in the state of Oaxaca. Outdoor movies and the enjoyment of the Bacocho beach is what...

Interview: Ron Perlman on ASHER, Evoking 70s American Cinema, HELLBOY Reboot

Ron Perlman says: "Acting is like a drug, like shooting heroin and getting this incredible sensation”. In recent years, however, the star of such magnificent films as Cronos, The City of Lost Children and, certainly, Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy diptych,...

ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING Interview: Directors Rebekah and David McKendry Talk Christmas Horror Movies and Anthologies

Although Christmas is, on paper, a time of peace, love and celebration, the horror genre has been attached to this holiday since long time ago. For writers and directors Rebekah and David McKendry, setting a horror movie precisely during Christmas...

Anime NYC Interview: MOB PSYCHO 100 Voice Actor Ito Setsuo on the Anime's Long-Awaited Second Season

Splashing onto the anime scene like a bolt of psychedelic lightning, Mob Psycho 100 captivated audiences in Japan and around the world with its sensational visuals by the legendary Studio Bones, its story by One Punch Man mangaka, One, and...

Interview: Zoe Kazan Talks THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

In the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Zoe Kazan plays Ms. Alice Longabaugh, the title character of ‘Chapter V. The Gal Who Got Rattled’. Alice is the vulnerable young sister of Gilbert, a business failure whose latest hair-brained...

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Interview: Tim Blake Nelson

In the days after I first saw the highly anticipated, long time coming anthology Western from the brothers Coen at The New York Film Festival, the most common thing I’d overhear when eavesdropping on the many Scruggs conversations ensuing around...

THE FRONT RUNNER Interview: J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton, and Director Jason Reitman Get Political

During the 1988 US Presidential campaign, one candidate seemed poised to win it all.  Possessed of all the credentials and bona fides any American would be proud of, Senator Gary Hart seemed like a dream candidate, poised to sail into...