Women in Film: Vanessa Taylor (Co-Writer Shape of Water) on Sexism in Hollywood

Normally, when I’m approached with a project on which they’re “looking for a female writer,” I pass. Oftentimes when they say they want a woman to write a particular story, what they really mean is that it’s a story about a woman or girl that they believe only women or girls will ever care about–Vanessa Taylor

Wonderstruck: Interview with Director Todd Haynes

The reason I did this film is that I’ve never really made a film that would be available to younger audiences the way “Wonderstruck” was in its original concept a graphic novel, a young adult novel–Todd Haynes

Devil and Father Amorth: William Friedkin New Docu about Exorcism

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin is in the 2017 Venice Film Fest with his documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” focusing ono Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. Connecting with Father Amorth I was familiar with his books, four or five of which are translated into English. And I knew that he […]

Home Again: Interview with Star Reese Witherspoon

There is something really beautiful about creating a film where they don’t see the age of this woman, they just see her appeal–Reese Witherspoon 

War Machine: Interview with Writer Director David Michod

In his new movie, writer-director David Michôd (​Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s rise and fall in a mode that’s part reality, part savage parody. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core […]