Interviews

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Armstrong Lie’ Interview with Writer/Director Alex Gibney

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Armstrong Lie’ Interview with Writer/Director Alex Gibney

In 2009, cyclist Lance Armstrong wanted to prove his naysayers wrong. He came back from retirement, and touted that he’d win the Tour de France in order to prove to the world that his past seven wins were not boosted by any illegal enhancements. As with other chapters of his fascinating life, this comeback provided a great narrative, one made […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘The Motel Life’ Interview with Directors Alan & Gabe Polsky

TSR Exclusive: ‘The Motel Life’ Interview with Directors Alan & Gabe Polsky

In The Motel Life, Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff play two brothers, Frank and Jerry, who are living a lonesome country tune’s tale, with specific accents on their bad luck. When Jerry becomes involved in a hit-and-run accident, the two flee their Reno motel for some type of other home, continuing their existence as whiskey-drinking, fantasy-drawing vagabonds. Dakota Fanning stars […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Wolfskinder’ Interview with Writer/Director Rick Ostermann (CIFF 2013)

TSR Exclusive: ‘Wolfskinder’ Interview with Writer/Director Rick Ostermann (CIFF 2013)

CIFF’s “New Director’s Competition” entry Wolfskinder is a spare-dialogue observance of psychological extremes forgotten by time, as captured with Terrence Malick-like visuals of nature. With a small film crew between twenty and twenty-five people and a small handful of non-professional child actors, writer/director Rick Ostermann used his research on real lost German children of post-WWII, “wolf children,” to film a […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘We Are What We Are’ Interview with Co-writer/Director Jim Mickle

TSR Exclusive: ‘We Are What We Are’ Interview with Co-writer/Director Jim Mickle

Based on a cult favorite 2010 Mexican film of the same name, We Are What We Are is a brooding genre film from co-writer/director Jim Mickle about family traditions. For a vampirical family made of actors Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner, their tradition happens to be cannibalism. When bones start trickling into a small town’s river supply, a […]

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Jeff Bayer interviews Pat Healy from ‘Cheap Thrills,’ ‘Compliance,’ and ‘The Innkeepers’

Live from Fantastic Fest, Jeff Bayer talks to Pat Healy from “The Innkeepers,” “Compliance,” the upcoming “Cheap Thrills,” and many other movies you’ve seen or been told you should see. Snider makes a cameo at around 6:00. Click here to listen.

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‘The Grandmaster’ Interview with Actor Tony Leung

‘The Grandmaster’ Interview with Actor Tony Leung

Before Bruce Lee, there was his instructor, the Kung fu Grandmaster Ip Man. The tale of this incredible non-fictional character is presented in The Grandmaster, the latest film from perfectionist director Wong Kar Wai. Tony Leung stars as the title character, and is at the center of the film’s numerous wondrous sequences of Kung fu, as choreographed by Woo-ping Yuen, […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Drinking Buddies’ Interview with Writer/Editor/Director Joe Swanberg

TSR Exclusive: ‘Drinking Buddies’ Interview with Writer/Editor/Director Joe Swanberg

Set in the hip universe of craft beer and fixed-gear bikes, Drinking Beers is the relationship study of two work friends, Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), whose bonding challenges the concept of a platonic pairing. This relationship is witnessed by their own respective dating partners, like Kate’s shady boyfriend Chris (Ron Livingston) and Luke’s uncertain longtime girlfriend Jill […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Interview with Actor Forest Whitaker

TSR Exclusive: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Interview with Actor Forest Whitaker

Based on the Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This Election,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler is an expansive film that tells the life story of our country’s civil rights revolution through the eight presidents-long employment of a black butler in the White House. With the butler played by Forest Whitaker, he is joined by a cast list that […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Prince Avalanche’ Interview with Writer/Director David Gordon Green

TSR Exclusive: ‘Prince Avalanche’ Interview with Writer/Director David Gordon Green

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch play two clashing highway road workers in Prince Avalanche, a goofy but rich comedy that adapts an obscure Icelandic film titled Either Way from 2011. Shot with a small crew and featuring a diabolical mustache from Paul Rudd, the film is written and directed by David Gordon Green. Like a select few before him, Green […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Interview with Director Lee Daniels

TSR Exclusive: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Interview with Director Lee Daniels

Based on the Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This Election,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a historically expansive film that tells the life story of our country’s civil rights revolution through the eight presidents-long employment of a black butler in the White House. With the title butler played by Forest Whitaker, he is joined by a cast […]

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