TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL 2010: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (1966): Onstage Conversation With Eli Wallach

Continuing with its celebration of the nonagenarian spirit, the TCM Classic Film Festival paid tribute to 94-year-old Eli Wallach with a morning screening of Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (1966)... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

Interview with The Human Centipede Director Tom Six

Talking to Tom Six about The Human Centipede can segment the mind. For all the exploitive edge of the trailer The Human Centipede is actually far more interested in it's characters than in gore, sex or even shock and Six... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

'Eurocrime!' Director Mike Malloy speaks about his 70s Italian action doc.

Twas 'bout a year ago when we first started talking about a documentary about action cinema in 1970s Italy called Eurocrime!. We're still awaiting its arrival. For the meantime Big Willy and Samurai over at The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Cinema have... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Aurora Bergere

Imagine being a young effects artist relatively new to the scene and sitting in front of Joshua Grannell with your portfolio and your resume, listening to his ambitious vision for his first feature film All About Evil. Imagine him... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Thomas Dekker

At the time that I interviewed Thomas Dekker on the set of Joshua Grannell's All About Evil, the decision was still pending as to whether or not his TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles would be picked up for... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Jack Donner

I caught up with the mesmerizing Jack Donner on his last day of shooting Joshua Grannell's All About Evil. As the maleficent Mr. Twigs he exudes charming menace with his craggy countenance, raspy voice and piercing eyes and--with scarce... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Mink Stole

Mink Stole's mindblowing scenes in Joshua Grannell's All About Evil had already been shot by the time I arrived on the set so I didn't have the chance to speak with her during the production; but--ever generous in spirit--Mink... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Cassandra Peterson

Known to her legions of fans as horror hostess Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, actress Cassandra Peterson has set aside her revealing goth lingerie to "play it straight" in Joshua Grannell's All About Evil. The shift in persona is revelatory.... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Noah Segan

I had a few conversations with Noah Segan during the shoot of All About Evil, wherein he plays the demented Adrian. At the time, Noah had produced and starred in Someone's Knocking At the Door and shared a screener.... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Joshua Grannell

No one wields a butcher knife like Peaches Christ. She makes it seem like a necessary fashion accessory and--well, let's face it--isn't it these days? "Gore Couture" is sure to be on the rise this Summer as Joshua Grannell's debut... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

Q AND A THE WINGED SERPENT? A SHORT INTERVIEW WITH GENRE MASTER LARRY COHEN

In the world of independent filmmaking a lot of people get their break only to discover they have no followup game. Then there are people like Larry Cohen. He's made his name and stayed in the game as a writer... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

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 »
By Michael Guillen   
  

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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

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 »
By Michael Guillen   
  

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 »
By Michael Guillen   
  

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 »
By Michael Guillen   
  

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   
  
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