Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 3: On LUTHER, Casting MAMA, and Music in Film

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the third part of our five part series, he talked about the British television show Luther, on the... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 2: On Producing and Building a Canon of Work

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the second part of our five part series, he talked about his role as a producer, and just... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 1 of 5: Toronto, Hitchcock, Short Films and More

When I received notice that Guillermo del Toro would be back in town to talk about his latest project, Mama, I scoffed when it showed that we were to be granted 15 minutes for a roundtable. GDT is one of... More »
  

Interview: Giovanni Ribisi on GANGSTER SQUAD

Gangster Squad has had a bit of a rough time of it, getting caught up in events well outside its control. Originally scheduled to be released last September, it was delayed due to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Not... More »
  

Quentin Tarantino Talks Race And Violence In DJANGO UNCHAINED

Quentin Tarantino is, to put it mildly, a talkative fellow. So when presented with the opportunity to join in on a four person round table interview with him to discuss the upcoming Django Unchained I knew that I - and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Richard Armitage Talks Thorin, Tolkien, and Being a Leader of Dwarves in THE HOBBIT Saga

For an about-to-be World Famous Dwarf, Richard Armitage wasn't looking too shabby when the man sat down in front of a bunch of eager journalists during a long press day in Toronto. Dressed in a waist coat and proper... More »
  

SINISTER Filmmakers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill Talk Influences, Children, and Audience Expectations

Sinister was a highlight in a year of strong horror releases at Fantastic Fest 2012. It's also an American made film with a well known cast that includes heavy hitter Ethan Hawke. I myself was rooting for it because I'm... More »
  

Farrell, Walken, Rockwell, & McDonagh Talk SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

During this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Twitch had a chance to sit down with the stars and director of the upcoming Seven Psychopaths. Here are some of the highlights: Twitch: Seven Psychopaths was a big hit with the... More »
  

Actor, Musician And Knife Maker: Johnny Strong Talks SINNERS AND SAINTS

Johnny Strong is one busy man, being an artist, actor, musician, martial artist and knife maker. As an actor, he has appeared in features films such as Black Hawk Down, The Fast and The Furious and Get Carter. Most recently,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

5 Questions with LOOPER's Summer Qing

Rian Johnson's time travelling actioner Looper has been tearing up critics' charts and box offices from Boston to Beijing since its release last week. While Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis are winning plenty of much-due praise, the whole cast deserves... More »
  

FRANKENWEENIE: Tim Burton, Martin Landau, and Winona Ryder Talk Old Friends and Even Older Monsters

Some 27 years ago, a wild-haired, no-named animator/filmmaker made a short at Disney about a boy that brings his dead dog back to life a la Frankenstein's monster. The 30-minute film was deemed too dark for Disney's young audience and... More »
  

DARK BLOOD: A Caustic Yet Warm Q&A With Director George Sluizer

At the end of each screening of Dark Blood - River Phoenix's final film, unfinished from the actor's untimely death until now - at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, director George Sluizer got on-stage to tell a bit about... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TV Review: DEXTER S7E01, ARE YOU Brings Dexter Back Big Time

One episode in to the new season of Dexter and one thing is very clear: There will be no stepping back from the precipice, no resetting back to the starting position, hopefully no more angsty musings about dark passengers or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Joseph Gordon Levitt Talks Redemption, Art And LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is like a poster child for what there is to admire about American cinema today. Between really entertaining ambitious films he's made any number of powerfully good small indies. I myself am a big fan of Mysterious Skin... More »
  

Rian Johnson Discusses The Ins And Outs Of LOOPER

I first became aware of Rian Johnson by accident. I stumbled into a screening room at the wrong time and didn't realize it until the word Brick was sitting in front of me. But if there is ever a right... More »
  

Interview: A Conversation With HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG Director Gary King

How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song from talented filmmaker Gary King is one of the best independent films I have seen this year. It deservedly won the Audience Award and the Breakthrough Filmmaker Award for director King at... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

For a Good Time, Call... Director Jamie Travis for a Quickie Chat

It's a beautiful day in Vancouver, BC, when I get a call from Jamie Travis, director of the new movie For a Good Time, Call... . Opening Friday, the film stars Ari Graynor (Celeste and Jesse Forever, Nick and Norah's... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Interview: Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller Talk FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...

[Our thanks to James Wallace for this interview.] After winning over audiences with its blend of saucy comedy and sweet emotion at this year's Sundance Film Festival, FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... hits theaters this weekend in select cities with... More »
  

Interview: V/H/S Gang Talks Delivering Smiles With Your Shrieks And The Nostalgia Of Past Technologies

The long awaited found-footage horror anthology V/H/S is available on VOD today (and coming to theaters on October 5th) from Magnet. Directed, written, and produced by some of the top names in indie horror, the film has been a... More »
  

Movies as a Cassandra Complex: A Conversation with Walter Chaw on Global and Personal Apocalypses of the 1980s with MIRACLE MILE

The thought of reading a 200 page essay-review hybrid, a monograph, on a single film may appear to be a daunting task.  Some time ago, Johnathan Lethem and Softskull Press proved just how delightful and rewarding that can be... More »
  
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