Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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Skar’s Trek Into Darkness: Alexander Skarsgård on ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’

August 5, 2015

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I spoke to Alexander Skarsgård about The Diary of a Teenage Girl, teenage sexuality, Hollywood’s prudishness, Zoolander, and a moustachioed Tarzan.

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Also available in the August print editions of The Skinny and The Skinny Northwest.

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Interview: Bill Pohlad on ‘Love & Mercy’

July 2, 2015

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I spoke to director Bill Pohlad about bringing the life and troubled genius of Brian Wilson to the screen in Love & Mercy.

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Also available in the July print editions of The Skinny and The Skinny Northwest.

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Interview: Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena on ‘Life After Beth’

October 1, 2014

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I spoke to Aubrey Plaza and writer-director Jeff Baena about bloody break-ups, Hal Hartley, and breaking shit. Oh, and their new film, horror-comedy Life After Beth.

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Also available in the October print editions of The Skinny and The Skinny Northwest.

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One. On. One: Filmmaker Mania Akbari in conversation

August 3, 2013

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Iranian director Mania Akbari talks to The Skinny about her fascinating work, recently represented at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, via a BFI retrospective and through the efforts of UK distributor Second Run…

Full interview for The Skinny here
Prior reviews of mine of Akbari’s work

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Robot Rock: Kenji Kamiyama on 009 Re: Cyborg

June 6, 2013

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Kenji Kamiyama, the writer-director behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, talks to The Skinny about his newest film project, the debut title from Glasgow-based distributor Anime Limited…

Full interview for The Skinny here
Also available in the Scotland print edition of the June 2013 issue

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Interview: ‘Lore’ producer Paul Welsh

March 3, 2013

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I spoke to one of the producers of the British/Australian/German co-production Lore, Paul Welsh, ahead of the film’s UK release. He discussed what drew him to Rachel Seiffert’s source novel, the choice of Cate Shortland (Somersault) as director, and the interesting, lengthy production process.

Interview at Sound on Sight