Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

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Monday, Jul. 10, 2017
Franken, Letterman Talk Climate Change In Funny Or Die Series
David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken were both feeling frustrated about pessimism around the topic of climate change — so they got together to talk about it. Thankfully they invited some cameras along, too, with the help of Funny or Die and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning "Years of Living...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
Sofia Coppola, Nicole Kidman Reflect On "The Beguiled"
The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with "The Beguiled." They'd met at parties in passing and had even tried to work together once on a project that fell apart. Coppola loved Kidman's wicked humor and Kidman loved Coppola's cinematic style and vision. So Kidman didn't...
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017
Diane Keaton Reflects On Career Ahead of Receiving AFI Honor
When Diane Keaton accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award this week, she'll say it's all because of her mom, dad and Woody Allen. The Oscar-winning actress credits her parents with instilling her creativity and work ethic, and Allen's "Annie Hall" with launching her career,...
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,...