INTERVIEWS

  • Cafe Society: What Motivated Woody Allen

    Poignant, and often funny, CAFÉ SOCIETY takes the viewers on a journey from pastel-clad dealmakers in plush Hollywood mansions, to the quarrels and tribulations of a humble Bronx family, to the rough-and-tumble violence of New York gangsters, to the sparkling surfaces and secret scandals of Manhattan high life.

    King: Interview with Oscar-Winner Timothee Chalamet

    David Michod’s King world premieres at the 2019 Venice Film Fest. Casting a New Generation Michôd wanted to make a film with a young cast: “Not only does it bring a certain energy to a movie, but it’s also historically authentic. The dirt and disease of the time period meant that people died much younger […]

    Cannes Film Fest 2019: Frankie–Interview with Director Ira Sachs

    Ira Sachs makes his Competition debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Fest with  Frankie, starring Isabelle Huppert in the title role as a terminally ill actress who gathers family and friends around her for one last vacation, among them characters played by Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson and Greg Kinnear. After Love Is Strange and Little […]

    Cannes Film Fest 2019: Pippa Bianco’s Share

    Pippa Bianco world premiered her debut feature, Share, at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest, where it won two prizes, one for Bianco’s script and another for her actress (special jury prize). Earlier, at the 2015 Cannes Film Fest, Share had won the Cinefondation prize for best short, and this year she’s eligible for the Camera […]

    Carpenter, John: Making Halloween, Cult Horror Film of 1978

    I was just trying to make a little horror movie. We had very little money and a very young cast except for Donald Pleasance–John Carpenter

    Cannes Film Fest 2018: Nadine Labaki on Capernaum

    Lebanese Nadine Labaki made history back in May, when her film Capernaum won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest. (The Jury president was two-time Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett). Capernaum is on the shortlist of nine foreign-language films, nominated for Oscar this year.  On January 23, the Academy will announce its nominations in […]

    Girl (2018): Interview with Director Lukas Dhont about his Award-Winning Transgender Film

    Nora was assigned male at birth. As she grew and became aware of who she is, she understood she wanted to live her authentic life and realized her dream of becoming an artist as a ballerina. The fact that a 15-year-old had the courage to be true to herself above the opinion (and objection) of others both shocked and inspired me.

    Favourite, The: Interview with Director Yorgos Lanthimos and Stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, and Joe Alwyn

    Yorgos Lanthimos‘s latest feature, The Favourite, world premiered in competition at the 2018 Venice Film Fest.  Dominated by women, the film offers strong roles for three great actresses, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and secondary one for Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn. YL:  Yorgos Lanthimos ES:  Emma Stone OC:  Olivia Colman NH:  Nicholas […]

    Operation Finale: Interview with Ben Kingsley (Part 2)

    Interview with Brilliant Actor Ben Kingsley, Oscar Winner for Gandhi and Multiple Oscar Nominee Role of Music BK: Sometimes music helps me in unexpected ways.  I can recognize a certain cadence of notes that is appropriate to my character.  When I played Dmitri Shostakovitch we did play his music on set and that was immensely […]

    Operation Finale: Interview with Star Ben Kingsley (Who Plays Eichmann)

    What Was Surprising Ben Kingsley: My perspective when you’re creating a portrait you have to know where to stand as the artist because the subject of my portrait is on one side of my studio, the canvas is in front of me and it’s their triangle of energy that intrigues me as an actor because […]

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