NY Asian 2014 Interview: Director Umin Boya Talks KANO And Racial Harmony Through Baseball

Baseball has been used many times in cinema to tell tales of triumph and tragedy.  The New York Asian Film Festival brings us Kano, the true story of how the sport brought together three very separate racial groups in 1930s... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Korean Acting Legend Park Joong-hoon Talks TOP STAR, His Directing Debut

The New York Asian Film Festival handed their Celebrity Award to one of the most prolific stars of Korean cinema.  Park Joong-hoon has won many international awards for films like Nowhere to Hide and Radio Star during his nearly 30-year... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Talking with Sandra Ng, Hong Kong's Queen of Comedy

With a career spanning over a quarter century and some hundred films to her credit, including the Young and Dangerous series, a bunch of movies with fellow HK legend, Stephen Chow, and both her own incredibly popular Golden Chicken installments,... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Alan Mak And Felix Chong Talk OVERHEARD 3 And The Progression Of Hong Kong Film

Having achieved cinematic success both separately and as a team, Alan Mak and Felix Chong came to the New York Asian Film Festival to introduce their latest codirecting collaboration, the cyber-surveillance thriller, OVERHEARD 3. I sat down for a chat... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Interview: David Michôd Talks THE ROVER, Robert Pattinson, BREAKFAST CLUB, And More

After the kinetic, Scorcese-like Animal Kingdom, David Michôd's sophomore effort takes a very different tack. Set in a desiccated Australia, post some sort of apocalypse that seems to inevitably befall the country/continent on screen. After screening the film at... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Outside Looking In: An Interview With EXHIBITION Director Joanna Hogg

With her new film Exhibition beginning a two-week exclusive engagement at the Film Society of Lincoln Center today, along with her two previous films Unrelated and Archipelago getting theatrical runs concurrently, British filmmaker Joanna Hogg is in town and I was... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Interview: Art Film Fest's Artistic Director On The Current Creative State Of European Filmmaking

The biggest Slovak film festival, Art Film Fest, will soon open its gates (21-27 June) in the scenic spa town of Trenčianske Teplice. The films from prestigious festivals such as Venice, Sundance and Cannes will be concentrated on screens... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Interview: Nae Caranfil Talks Romanian Film Industry, Storytelling And CLOSER TO THE MOON

During the Transylvania International Film Festival, Twitch sat down with a major figure in Romanian cinema, Nae Caranfil, whose films are zealously expected events in Romania. The director's latest film, Closer to the Moon, was part of the Romanian Days... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Legendary Actor Nakadai Tatsuya Talks THE FACE OF ANOTHER And The Golden Age Of Japanese Cinema

Handsome, expressive, with a wry sense of humour and an incredible range, Nakadai Tatsuya starred in some of the films the defined Japan's Golden Age of cinema, working with directing icons like Kobayashi Masaki, Kurosawa Akira, and Ichikawa Kon in... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks Life, Art, And THE DANCE OF REALITY

I cannot think of an artist with more integrity than Alejandro Jodorowsky, the man who made cinematic history by inadvertently creating the midnight movie via El Topo. It's an otherworldly film that came out of nowhere for American audiences, many of... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Interview: Till Kleinert On DER SAMURAI

Till Kleinert's Der Samurai was definitely one of the best and weirdest films I watched during Fantaspoa 2014. Since our own Joshua Chaplinsky wrote a great review for it, I decided to complement our coverage by talking with the German director.... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Interview: Bruce LaBruce Talks GERONTOPHILIA And Names His Favorite Filmmakers

Bruce LaBruce presented at Fantaspoa what is, in his own words, the most accessible and mainstream effort he has made so far. I'm talking about Gerontophilia, a film about an 18-year-old boy with a fetish for old men. I watched... More »
  

CrowdFund This! BIG FUTURE Q&A With Mike Bates On Practical Effects Driven Film

Are you tired of CGI overkill in your sci-fi adventure cinema? Do you like the classic working-class spaceships, flying cars, and other 'distressed' and aged machines and environments? Do you wish that they still made big adventure movies with partial... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

THE DOUBLE: Richard Ayoade Talks His Newest Creation And The Road From TV To The Big Screen

British comedy star Richard Ayoade has proven to be one of the brightest directing talents to come out of the UK in recent years and with his second feature film beginning its limited run on US screens this week it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: James Moll Talks FARMLAND

I think it's safe to say that the average person doesn't spend an exorbitant amount of time considering the source of their food supply. Speaking personally, I can't even say my own knowledge of the farming industry extends beyond my... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

THE GUARDIAN Interview and Behind The Scene

On April 30th The Guardian - an Indonesian action film - will hit theaters across Indonesia.  We've already shared the trailer and now I get a chance to sit down with the executive producer Sarjono Sutrisno and the director... More »
By William Chandra   
  

Let The Blood Flow: ANTIDOTE And The Re-Emergence Of Turkish Action Cinema

Earlier this week Twitch shared the trailer for upcoming Turkish hitman thriller Panzehir (Antidote) and we've since had the chance to speak with writer-director Alper Çağlar about his latest effort and Turkish action cinema in general.What is the genesis for... More »
By Evrim Ersoy   
  

Interview: Gareth Evans Talks THE RAID 2

We had an excellent transcontinental conversation with The Raid 2 (orig. title:The Raid 2: Berandal) director Gareth Evans, starting at the New York red carpet premiere of his explosive, bombastic, butt-kicking sequel, and ending moments before a Q&A in the... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Interview: Composing for Hell - Joseph Trapanese Talks Scoring THE RAID 2

Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2.  Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get... More »
By Charles Webb   
  

Yubari 2014 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSE Director Obayashi Nobuhiko Talks SEVEN WEEKS And The Art Of Cinema

In the pantheon of great Japanese directors the name Obayashi Nobuhiko might not immediately stand out, and until a few years ago, the man and his work were all but unknown in the West. That all changed in 2009 when... More »
  
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