Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017

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...

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017

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, "...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

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...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

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. ...

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star - cool and bemused - chuckling on the side of the stage.

"What can you...

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived.

A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew...

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

It's been over 20 years since "Trainspotting" took audiences deep inside the alluring, unsettling world of young, Scottish, Iggy Pop-loving heroin junkies and director Danny Boyle is feeling reflective. Since his massively successful second feature film, Boyle has won an Oscar, directed the...

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

When Theodore (Ted) Melfi was interviewed for SHOOT’s Fall 2016 Director Profile, he discussed what drew him to cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, for Hidden Figures.

“I had never met Mandy before but her work in Australia, particularly on the feature Tracks...

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw...