Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol

Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol
Barely a day goes by now without news of another US military drone strike. Sometimes its positive news, other times it’s tragic, but either way, the future of armed conflict appears to be here already. Arriving to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, Good Kill,...
September 8th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Good Kill Interview Part 2 – January Jones and Zoë Kravitz

Good Kill Interview Part 2 – January Jones and Zoë Kravitz
As the US military continues to ramp up the number of drone attacks while shifting funds away from manned aerial warfare, it has become an issue deserving of more and more scrutiny. Arriving to compete in the main competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, Good Kill does just that. In...
September 8th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Fires on the Plain: An Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto

Fires on the Plain: An Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
No one can accuse Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto of being afraid of a challenge. Not only has he set his new film in the depths of the Philippine jungle during World War II, he also cast himself in the lead role as Private Tamura, a man tested to the limit. The end result is a […]
September 6th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Nabat: An Interview with Elchin Musaoglu and Fatemeh Motamed Arya

Nabat: An Interview with Elchin Musaoglu and Fatemeh Motamed Arya
The line-up at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, the oldest in the world, drew initial concern when it arrived shorn of some of the big name films many had predicted in advance. Instead, a broader and significantly more eclectic selection was put forward, which, as the festival has progressed,...
September 5th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Last Showing: An Interview with Phil Hawkins

The Last Showing: An Interview with Phil Hawkins
As one of the big draws of Frightfest 2014, The Last Showing offered several elements that were impossible to resist as a horror fan. Staged in an empty cinema with the legendary Robert Englund channelling a mixture of Tobin Bell (Saw) and Robin Williams (One Hour Photo) as a disgruntled projectionist,...
August 29th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Starry Eyes: An Interview with Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer

Starry Eyes: An Interview with Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer
It doesn’t take much to imagine the suited executives of the entertainment industry as sinister otherworldly creatures, yet one of the most impressive features at Frightfest (2014) supplanted these stereotypes into a Faustian body horror about an aspiring actress in Los Angeles who will do anything...
August 29th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Doc of the Dead: An Interview with Alexandre O. Philippe

Doc of the Dead: An Interview with Alexandre O. Philippe
Every time I am faced with an article on zombies I have to restrain myself from inserting the obvious pun of undead critters ‘infecting’ popular culture. Yet, as zombies grace our screens, television and occasionally our streets, digging their soiled nails increasingly wide swathes of culture, perhaps...
August 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase

The Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase
From the Narcissus myth to the frights of Oculus (2013), mirrors and ‘reflections’ have often been used in stories to reflect psychological states, serving as occult portals to alternative realities. Another filmmaker to take advantage of these properties is the award winning Ed Boase, with his...
August 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Frank: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson

Frank: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson
A film inspired by the life of cult musician Frank Sidebottom that sees Michael Fassbender playing an avant-garde artist who never takes off a giant papier-mâché head was always going to be interesting. It also turned out to be rather good. After wowing audiences at Sundance and then receiving a string...
August 27th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Woody Harrelson’s Greatest Roles

Woody Harrelson’s Greatest Roles
When it comes to showcasing utmost versatility and screen presence, Woody Harrelson is almost unrivaled. For over 25 years, this actor has been in the skin of countless roles and diverse characters, and each time, his impeccable adaptability to them has left the audience in awe and appreciation. From...
July 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More