WONDERCON 2010: Kick-Ass

WonderCon--San Francisco's sibling response to San Diego's ComicCon--roused thousands of fans to the George Moscone Convention Center this Easter weekend on the hunt for more than chocolate eggs. My favorite is always Movies Saturday where thousands pour into the... More »
  

SHOWGIRLS: THE RETURN Director Marc Vorlander Speaks!

Marc Vorlander's Showgirls: The Return is one of the more perplexing projects of recent days, with widespread speculation out there that the whole thing is a hoax. But if it is, Vorlander's certainly not letting on.Our good friends at German... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Four Inch Heels in The Desert: Bitch Slap's Julia Voth

Now that Rick Jacobson's cleavage-laden bubblegum-cult film Bitch Slap has landed in the larger American film markets, it seems like the right time to post up a conversation I had with one of the leading ladies a short while after... More »
  

Ask Him Again, His Soul is Still Dancing. 15 minutes with Werner Herzog.

One of the pleasures of going to film festivals are the Q&A sessions afterwards.  If you read humour pieces regarding this aspect of the festival experience, they are often snarky little pieces about the awful questions fielded by audience... More »
  

ARGENTINE CINEMA: LOS SANTOS SUCIOS / THE DIRTY SAINTS (2009)--Q&A With Luis Ortega

Speaking with Diana Sanchez at the start of this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she advised that one of her criteria for choosing Latino films for TIFF is to determine the films that most characterize the cinematic landscape... More »
  

DIASPORA BY THE BAY: SFIAAF--Interview With Festival Director Chi-hui Yang

Continuing with my survey of the diasporic dimension of San Franciscan film festival culture, Chi-hui Yang--Festival Director for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAF)--invited me to the offices of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)... More »
  

TIFF 09: Director Rick Jacobson Talks BITCH SLAP!

[This review was originally conducted slightly more than a year ago when the film was still in progress but with Bitch Slap taking its first public appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival now seems like a good time to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MIDNIGHT MASS 2009—Interview With Joshua Grannell (aka "Peaches Christ")

Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) and I met up at the Duboce Park Café the Monday after Pride Weekend. As Peaches, Joshua had survived his Pilsner pork pull; an event he agreed to in support of his beloved BLT community.... More »
  

It's A SMASH CUT Frenzy As Sasha Grey Speaks And Lee Demarbre Takes Us Behind The Scenes!

Are you ready for a heaping helping of Smash Cut, Lee Demarbre's tribute to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis? Because we've got it for you. The film will have its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

David Hess Talks SMASH CUT

Just yesterday we posted a quick interview with Smash Cut director writer-director Lee Demarbre talking about his tribute to Herschell Gordon Lewis and now we have the star of the film - horror icon David Hess - chiming in with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Lee Demarbre Talks SMASH CUT

We've been tracking the progress of Lee Demarbre's Smash Cut - the writer-director's tribute to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis - for a good while now and with the trailer freshly on the scene we had the chance to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IFFR 2009: Interview with "Looking for Cherry Blossoms" director JO ODAGIRI and two of its stars

This week is a special one in Japan, as this is the time that the whole nation revels in the annual short-lived beauty of the blossoming cherry trees. So while everyone is enchanted by these "Sakura" let's return to one... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

From Pontypool to the Metaverse in 98 minutes: A Conversation with Bruce McDonald

So, a mighty piece of genre entertainment is opening tomorrow in Toronto. Pontypool. This talkative apocalyptic nightmare in small town Ontario deserves some love in the face of the marketing juggernaut of Watchmen hitting crescendo to the point of blocking... More »
  

Michael Jai White Says BLACK DYNAMITE Will Return!

With the world premiere of blaxploitation throwback film Black Dynamite at the Sundance Film Festival right around the corner we figured now would be a good time to sit and chat with creator and star Michael Jai White about... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MY NAME IS BRUCE—Interview With Bruce Campbell & Joshua Grannell

There were two questions I purposely avoided asking Bruce Campbell: the first was the status—if any—of Evil Dead 4; a question which Bruce indicated in his Ain't It Cool News interview as the one question "guaranteed" to be asked in... More »
  

An Interview with TOKYO GORE POLICE Director Yoshihiro Nishimura

In September 2008, Yoshihiro Nishimura visited Austin, Texas where his film Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) won the first place prize in the AMD Next Wave competition at Fantastic Fest. The following interview was conducted while Nishimura was in... More »
  

Interview with QUENCH director Zack Parker

Zack Parker's Quench, a unique character study set in the world of "cutters," hits home video courtesy of Vanguard Cinema on October 28th. I was able to speak with Parker about the film earlier this year after catching it at... More »
  

Jason Eisener Talks TREEVENGE and the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN Feature

Jason Eisener's short film Hobo With a Shotgun won the South by Southwest (SXSW) Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Competition back in 2007. As a result, the film was transferred to 35mm and attached to Canadian prints of Quentin Tarantino and... More »
  

Twitch Talks To Legendary Illustrator And MIRROR MASK Director Dave McKean!

I don't think it's any exaggeration at all to say that Dave McKean is a legendary figure in certain circles, his illustration work on Sandman alone would be enough to guarantee that. The man is one of the most distinctive... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NIFFF 2008 - Gunnar B. Gudmundsson Talks Astropia/Dorks & Damsels

If in an alternate universe, Edgar Wright had a brother living in Iceland making his own Spaced feature on the fanboy culture, then Astrópía (Dorks & Damsels) is at that film and Gunnar B. Gudmundsson is that brother (no they... More »
By Blake   
  
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