TIFF 2010: Writer-Director Kire Paputts' Talks ANIMAL CONTROL

One of the more striking films in the Short Cuts Canada program is Kire Paputts' Animal Control, the story of an amateur taxidermist and his relationship with a dog he finds struck by a car at the side of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Anthony Hayes talks BENEATH HILL 60, THE SQUARE, MYLES BARLOW and new projects!!

Actor, writer and director Anthony Hayes has many nicknames. While "Tony" or "Hayes" are obvious, he's also been called "the John Turturro of Australian acting" given his tendency to nail standout supporting roles and the fact that filmmakers tend to... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   


With director Edgar Wright in town this past weekend for the Toronto cast and crew screening of Scott Pilgrim Versus The World I had the chance to sit down for a lengthy talk about his newest creation. He very graciously... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia 2010: LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG Director Mladen Djordjevic Speaks.

[Our thanks to Dejan Ognjanovic and the fine people at Fantasia for allowing us to reprint the following interview with Mladen Djordjevic originally conducted for the Fantasia blog.]How did this screenplay come to be? Where did you get the idea... More »
By Todd Brown   

MIDNITES FOR MANIACS: Diablo Cody On Jennifer's Body (2009)

As part of his "Sheroes" triple bill on Friday, June 11, 2010, Midnites for Maniacs host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks welcomed Oscar®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to the Castro Theatre stage to talk about her script for Jennifer's Body (2009). Before inviting... More »
By Michael Guillen   

FRAMELINE34 2010: Interview With Executive Director K.C. Price

I waited almost a little too long to interview Michael Lumpkin, Frameline's former Executive Director, before his unexpected retirement. I told myself not to hazard the same mistake twice and to make a more concerted effort to get to know... More »
By Michael Guillen   

In The Mud And Blood With PIG Director Adam Mason

PIG director Adam Mason (The Devil's Chair, Broken, Blood River) answers for what he's done in his single shot true-to-life terror opus. Read on as Adam explains his need to pummel audiences senses and push their boundaries with his ultra... More »
By Sean Smithson   

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   


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   
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