Interviews

Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

From 19th Century England to 21st Century India, director Michael Winterbottom and actress Freida Pinto talk about bringing Thomas Hardy’s story of tradition and modernization, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, into a rich and new light with Trishna.  When acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom first brought Thomas Hardy to the screen in 1996 with Jude (Jude […]

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The Woman behind ‘The Iron Lady’ – An interview with Phyllida Lloyd

The Woman behind ‘The Iron Lady’ – An interview with Phyllida Lloyd

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

Q: I just got a chance to see The Iron Lady yesterday. And throughout the whole film I kept asking myself, what was the initial attraction to the infamous Margaret Thatcher? A: I’m always attracted to stories of  powerful and complex women. I’ve worked on two projects about giant female political personalities of the U.K. […]

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Rick Baker Interview

Rick Baker Interview

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

They often say, “You should never meet your heroes. They’ll only disappoint you.” So it was with great fear that I walked into the elaborate hotel room where I was to speak with legendary make-up artist Rick Baker. I nervously twiddled my thumbs as I waited for the movie legend to finish conducting his interview […]

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Interview with ‘The Innkeepers’ Director, Ti West

Interview with ‘The Innkeepers’ Director, Ti West

| April 21, 2012 | 1 Comments

Every once in a while, a powerful and unforgettable horror film comes along. Director Ti West takes a moment to speak with Film Monthly writer, Calhoun Kersten to explain what went into this labor of love. C: Now, The House of the Devil was filmed, obviously, several years before The Innkeepers. What was it about […]

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Interview with Gareth Evans, Director of The Raid: Redemption

Interview with Gareth Evans, Director of The Raid: Redemption

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

WELSH DIRECTOR RAIDS INDONESIAN INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE Gareth Evans/The Raid: Redemption Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. The last person you would think could get away with directing an Indonesian action film is Gareth Evans. The accent on the other end of the phone is Welsh, and yet this unknown Welshman has ended up making […]

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Interview with Terrence J

Interview with Terrence J

| March 15, 2012

Terrence J is no doubt becoming a household name. It’s appropriate, since he was never the “quiet kid”. “In grade school I was always really active in school plays and really active amongst my peers, so I guess it kind of started there,” Terrence says. He’s been working in radio since he was fifteen, and […]

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Mark Deklin Plays Gay on GCB

Mark Deklin Plays Gay on GCB

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Receiving my call one afternoon, Mark Deklin pulls over to the side of the road in his car to park. I commented that he was working on the fly, and he said that’s LA for you. Deklin is the only male series regular on GCB (Good Christian Belles) and playing the gay ex-husband of Cricket […]

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NEWS….FEMALE FORCE: CHER……THE THREE MUSKETEERS…WAR HORSE…CONTRABAND AND MORE….

NEWS….FEMALE FORCE: CHER……THE THREE MUSKETEERS…WAR HORSE…CONTRABAND AND MORE….

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

FEMALE FORCE: CHER The latest biography comic offering from Bluewater Productions, Female Force: Cher, has sold out in one day after its release from its distributors. This extends its record to 12-biography comic book titles sold out in the past six months. Stores that ordered the comic book might have it in stock. According to […]

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2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

| February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage by Paul Fischer in Santa Monica, California. It’s a gorgeous day at the beach in Santa Monica California as this reporter prepares to cover the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Yes we know about the Oscars but these awards are the fun cool and hip movie awards über casual in which […]

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Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michelle Danner is an accomplished woman, and not the kind of accomplished you can really keep score of, but the kind that really makes a difference, the kind that creates real influence. While she has been guiding, teaching, instructing famous actors and unknown actors alike for the better part of the last twenty years, Danner […]

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