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Interview: Director Matthew Ross Talks SIBERIA and Keanu Reeves

In the Matthew Ross-directed thriller Siberia, Keanu Reeves is Lucas Hill, a married American man who travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia for his latest mission in the diamond trade. Like John Wick, Hill is a very reserved, quiet professional who...

Interview: Aislinn Clarke on the Evils of the Catholic Church and THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY

It's insane to type this, but Aislinn Clarke is Northern Ireland's very first female horror director. Her debut feature, The Devil’s Doorway, is being released by IFC Midnight. The trailer is currently terrifying the Internet with its spook-tacular scares. I was...

Interview: 211 Director York Shackleton on His Bank Heist Film

In York Shackleton's bank heist/action film 211, a group of soldiers from the special forces get fucked up by their boss, who doesn’t pay them for their (dirty) work. We also follow a young African American student who gets bullied...

Graham Skipper on the Making of SEQUENCE BREAK

You may have seen Graham Skipper in one of a billion indie horror films, such as Beyond the Gates, The Mind's Eye, of Almost Human. If you were lucky, you saw him star as Dr. Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator the...

Interview: Clancy Brown Talks SUPERCON, BUCKAROO BANZAI and '80s Nostalgia

Zak Knutson’s Supercon is a caper comedy set around the world of the fan conventions, in which a group of not incredibly successful actors and comic book artists get fired from the titular con and decide to get even by...

Interview: Sergio G. Sánchez Talks MARROWBONE, The Fallibility of Memory, and the Spanish Fantastic

Spanish screenwriter Sergio G. Sánchez is likely well known to many ScreenAnarchy readers; if not by his name, than by his screenplays, such as The Orphanage and The Impossible. He makes his feature film debut this month with Marrowbone, a...

SXSW 2018 Interview: Ethan Hawke On BLAZE

Blaze Foley was never a star. Like many an unsung hero in the great tradition of truth-telling, the idea of careerism or professionalizing his craft ran so counter to Blaze’s aesthetic drive, he’d sooner drink himself to death before playing...

SXSW 2018 Interview: Nick Offerman and Brett Haley on HEARTS BEAT LOUD

In Brett Haley's Hearts Beat Loud, Nick Offerman plays Frank Fisher, a record store proprietor coming to terms with an end of days. Professionally he's reckoning with the growth, or perhaps decline, of an industry that isn't leaving much room...

SXSW 2018 Interview: Narcissister on NARCISSTER ORGAN PLAYER

Open plan living Bungalow ranch style All of its comforts Seem so essential I bought you mail order My plain wrapper baby Your skin is like vinyl The perfect companion You float my new pool De luxe and delightful Inflatable...

Interview: April Mullen on Violence, Motivation, and Creating BADSVILLE

There's a gritty little feature called Badsville that's been making the rounds on the festival circuit, and is now on VOD for you to enjoy. Well, as much as one can enjoy graphic violence and toxic masculinity --- however, the...

Interview: Daniel Radcliffe Talks BEAST OF BURDEN and the Need for Creative Risk-taking

The post-Harry Potter career of Daniel Radcliffe remains in full swing and has been an interesting ride filled with surprising project choices. His latest indie, Beast of Burden, a drama disguised as a thriller, sees him collaborating with arthouse-oriented Swedish...

Interview: LOOKING GLASS Director Tim Hunter on His Slow Burn Neon Noir

In the opening sequence of Looking Glass, we see a couple (played by Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney) on a road trip towards their attempt to build a new life, after their daughter tragically passed away due to an accident...

Sundance 2018 Interview: David Wain Beautifully Dreams A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE

[David Wain at Sundance 2018. Photo credit: copyright 2018 Zach Gayne.] The biopic or docudrama is one of the most fascinating, if not tickling, film genres. Unlike most other genres, whether a biopic succeeds with flying colors in capturing, or...

Rotterdam 2018 Interview: Ian Lagarde Talks ALL YOU CAN EAT BUDDHA

ScreenAnarchy talks to Canadian filmmaker Ian Lagarde about his surreal allegory set in all-inclusive tropical resort All You Can Eat Buddha

MOM AND DAD Interview: Brian Taylor Talks Working Again With Nicolas Cage

After working together with Mark Neveldine in Crank and its sequel, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor is back with his first solo effort: Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. For the first time,...

MAYHEM Interview: Director Joe Lynch Talks the Horror of Corporate Life

In Mayhem, now available on Blu-ray and DVD, Steven Yeun is Derek Cho, a character that many people will easily relate to. Derek was a good-hearted layer until he started working for a big corporate firm; after a few months...

GOOK Interview: Producer James Yi Talks Acting, Logistics and That Surprising Title

Recently I had the chance to talk with producer James Yi, speaking on behalf of and with director/writer/actor Justin Chon on their feature film, Gook. After premiering at Sundance (winning the NEXT award), the film won Best Feature, Best Director...

WORMWOOD Interview: Christian Camargo on Errol Morris' Netflix Series

Wormwood, all new 6-part Netflix series created by master documentarian Errol Morris, streams and also gets a limited release in theaters as a 240-minute film on December 15. Morris, known for his unique style and journalistic candor in finding the...

ALONG FOR THE RIDE Interview: Nick Ebeling Talks Dennis Hopper

Watching the documentary, The American Dreamer, in the year of its completion, 1971, would’ve made for a very different experience than watching it today. In its day, the film depicted only what it captured; an American artist given free reign...

Pingyao 2017 Interview: Filmmaker Zhao Chloé Talks THE RIDER

Chloé Zhao talked to ScreenAnarchy about male and female gaze, challenging stereotypes and working on The Rider during the inaugural edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival 2017