Saturday, May 27, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

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Saturday, May. 20, 2017
Director Todd Haynes Moves Into New Territory With "Wonderstruck"
For many younger moviegoers, "Wonderstruck" will be their first Todd Haynes film. "Depends on what kind of parent you are," Haynes chuckled while sitting in a shady rooftop corner of the Cannes Film Festival's hub, the Palais. The director's other options aren't quite kid-friendly. There was his...
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Production Designer Anastasia White Reflects On "Mr. Robot"
Earlier this year, production designer Anastasia White won the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Award in the One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series category for multiple episodes of Mr. Robot (USA Network). She earned the honor along with an ensemble of...
Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
Levinson, De Niro, Pfeiffer Delve Into Truths About Madoff in HBO's "Wizard of Lies"
For the second time in little more than a year, a TV film probes Bernie Madoff, the fraudster-financier who in 2008 made explosive news with his arrest for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that ruined thousands of his clients at a cost of $60 billion or more. In February 2016, an ABC docudrama starred...
Thursday, May. 11, 2017
Jay Nelson Reflects On Cutting Tribeca Film "Dabka"
It all started with “The Chase,” a Grey Poupon spot from Crispin Porter+Bogusky which went on to earn a primetime Emmy nomination in 2013. That lauded spot marked the first time editor Jay Nelson had worked with director Bryan Buckley. “The Chase” debuted during that year’s Oscar telecast and began...
Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
Director Michael Mann Feels "Heat" 22 Years Later
"This crew is good," declares Al Pacino's Los Angeles detective Vincent Hanna in Michael Mann's sprawling noir saga "Heat." Hanna is speaking of Neil McCauley's (Robert De Niro) criminal gang but the same could also be said of Mann and his production team. The sheer filmmaking rigor is one of the...
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
Interview: Ridley Scott Looks Beyond The Sequels To Storyboard The Future With "All the Money in the World."
Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade Runner" sequel in October. Scott made his name in Hollywood with "...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
Freeman, Caine and Arkin On "Going in Style," Aging As Actors 
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly unmistakable. Put together Arkin's street-wise Brooklyn accent,...
Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
Director Christopher Nolan Discusses War Epic "Dunkirk"
Director Christopher Nolan has spent his career bending minds (and cities) with his films. He works on a scale that is stubbornly and obsessively cinematic and it seems that no concept, be it Batman or the multiverse or dreams, is too big for the visionary filmmaker. His latest movie, "Dunkirk,"...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Mattel's COO Discusses Company's Diversification Into Movies, TV
Mattel is looking to the movies. The maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. These days, that takes more than a 30-second commercial. Big-screen movies are a first for...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Toby Oliver, ACS, Reflects On "Get Out"
Lensed by Toby Oliver, ACS, the comedy-horror film Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a hit, recently bowing in the #1 slot in the U.S. weekend box office. Get Out has also garnered critical acclaim for its dark, subversive commentary about racial tensions. The film stars Daniel...