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RiffTrax Live!: “Manos” The Hands of Fate

RiffTrax Live!: “Manos” The Hands of Fate

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every time I sit down to watch “Manos” The Hands of Fate, I can’t help but wonder what the hell I’m doing. I mean, there’s absolutely no reason to watch Manos. The film has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It’s ugly, poorly-written, poorly-dubbed, and sheer friggin’ torture to sit through. Even with the aid of Joel […]

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An Interview with Joan Benedict Steiger

An Interview with Joan Benedict Steiger

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s no business like show business, and that famous lyric seems to ring true for Joan Benedict Steiger. A veteran of television, film and stage, she has never been afraid to live a life in the spotlight; from real life Hollywood romances (including one with Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger) to a one-woman show about […]

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Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing and quite the achievement to find out that the 2011 Belgian film Bullhead is Michaël R. Roskam’s first feature. The sheer bravery of it and its subject matter would make one think that it was made by veteran of the industry. Yet, Roskam’s abilities behind the camera and the sheer dedication of his […]

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Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

| May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

FM: Ms. Frederick, thank you very much for taking part in this interview. It is a pleasure to speak with you. You have just been honored with the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival for your work with Project Cornlight, an organization aimed at promoting Iowan filmmakers. Can you please tell us […]

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Music and Story – An Interview with Film and TV Composer, Joey Newman

Music and Story – An Interview with Film and TV Composer, Joey Newman

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

For film and television composer, Joey Newman, writing music for the big and small screens runs in his family. But for Newman, the desire to work as a composer evolved organically, starting with learning both the drums and piano at a very young age, attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and falling in love […]

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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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Tribeca 2012: Town of Runners

Tribeca 2012: Town of Runners

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Bekoji, Ethiopia, running is a way of life. Over the past two decades this small, rural town has been the unlikely home to numerous Olympic champion long-distance runners, whose athletic success has paved the way for young Ethiopians searching for a better life. Among the current group training under renowned coach Sentayehu Eshetu (whose […]

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Tribeca 2012: War Witch (Rebelle)

Tribeca 2012: War Witch (Rebelle)

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Witch: a woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.  Powerful, haunting and compelling, as is magic, War Witch beautifully captures a story about an African teenager trying to find a way to live and to love her unborn child while the taste of abhorrent crimes is still fresh and the gaping […]

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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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