Interviews

TSR Exclusive: ‘Red Army’ Interview with Director Gabe Polsky

TSR Exclusive: ‘Red Army’ Interview with Director Gabe Polsky

Americans know very well that we beat the Soviet Union hockey team in the 1980 Olympics. It is a celebrated, symbolic victory that we have nicknamed the “Miracle on Ice,” which inspired the 2004 film Miracle with Kurt Russell. What Americans may not know is Russia’s side, which boasts an incredible story about elite hockey players chiseled from a regimented government […]

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‘The Imitation Game’ Interview with Writer Graham Moore & Director Morten Tyldum

‘The Imitation Game’ Interview with Writer Graham Moore & Director Morten Tyldum

The incredible story of genius Alan Turing finally comes to public light with The Imitation Game, a revelatory representation of an essential chapter in World War II that was lost for horrific reasons. Benedict Cumberbatch leads the film as Turing with a fine performance, and stars opposite Keira Knightley playing a female companion of Turing, alongside talents like Matthew Goode and […]

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‘Foxcatcher’ Interview with Director Bennett Miller

‘Foxcatcher’ Interview with Director Bennett Miller

“I think that we could all do with a healthy dose of disillusionment,” remarks director Bennett Miller while recently speaking in Chicago about his new film Foxcatcher. It’s a statement delivered with his zen garden-like tone (Mark Ruffalo’s words, not mine), and with truth concerning his dramatic pursuits as a storyteller. Foxcatcher, like his previous projects Capote and Moneyball, explores characters and systems that audiences […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Dear White People’ interview with Writer/Director Justin Simien

TSR Exclusive: ‘Dear White People’ interview with Writer/Director Justin Simien

Racial tension in the Obama era is given a sharp analysis in the satire Dear White People, a microcosm of modern America that takes place on a college campus, following the lives of four different students. Elements of identity and power vividly come into play, as black students confront racism at its most ridiculous and grotesque. For example: Troy (Brandon […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Whiplash’ Interview with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle

TSR Exclusive: ‘Whiplash’ Interview with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle

Whiplash is the story of ambition, as told through the trials of a jazz drummer. Andrew (Miles Teller) is a conservatory student who wants to be the best, while he is merciless conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) continues to push him to the limit, inflicting an intensity that boils down to a battle of succeeding or failing. Chazelle has previously directed […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Interview with Director Michael Cuesta

TSR Exclusive: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Interview with Director Michael Cuesta

In the 1980s, the CIA was complicit in the marketing of Nicaraguan cocaine to lower class Californians in order to fund the country’s Contra rebels. This was a thesis that San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb put out into the world in the late 90s, and was eventually destroyed because of it. The new film Kill the Messenger is […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘The Guest’ Interview with Director Adam Wingard, Writer Simon Barrett, and Actor Dan Stevens

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Guest’ Interview with Director Adam Wingard, Writer Simon Barrett, and Actor Dan Stevens

From You’re Next director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett comes The Guest, a wacko action/horror comedy that rocks and rolls like a midnight madness movie, where expectations about pacing and tone are challenged, and good ol’ cinematic chaos reigns. Leading the film is Dan Stevens, formerly of BBC series “Downton Abbey,” who plays a kind ex-soldier named David who shows up one […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘The Giver’ Interview with Actors Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Giver’ Interview with Actors Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush

After years of development, Lois Lowry’s famous YA novel The Giver has finally arrived to theaters, in an adaptation directed by Philip Noyce and starring young talent Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush, acting opposite the likes of Alexander Skarsgaard, Meryl Streep, and Jeff Bridges. The film arrives in a time after other YA dystopia franchises, such as Divergent and The […]

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‘I Origins’ Interview with Writer/Director Mike Cahill & Actor Michael Pitt

‘I Origins’ Interview with Writer/Director Mike Cahill & Actor Michael Pitt

Mike Cahill’s I Origins is sci-fi semi-thriller that takes the debate of science and religion to the unexplainable mystery of the human eye. Actor Michael Pitt plays Ian, a scientist who seeks to find a cure for blindness in order to disprove Creationism. More questions than answers are provided, however, when Ian finds himself in a spiritual journey that challenges […]

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‘The Fluffy Movie’ Interview with Comedian Gabriel Iglesias

‘The Fluffy Movie’ Interview with Comedian Gabriel Iglesias

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias has just started to make a silver screen presence, having done some voice-work for Planes in 2013 and The Nut Job in 2014, along with appearing in films like Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2. Now, Iglesias makes his biggest effort yet to show the moviegoing crowd his comedy of hyper impressions and voices with his […]

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