Jan 22, 2015 Web Exclusive

Since he made his film debut as an asylum patient in 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Christopher Lloyd has played many of television and cinema’s most memorable eccentrics. Several of these roles include the spaced-out cabbie Jim Ignatowski on TV’s Taxi; the sinister cartoon, Judge Doom, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit; and Doctor Emmett Brown—the inventor of time travel—in the Back to the Future trilogy. The Hollywood legend spoke with us about his long career, his favorite role, and the making of his latest movie, 88. More

Jan 21, 2015 Web Exclusive

Song One features seven new songs written by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, a.k.a. Jenny & Johnny. (The songs are performed in the film by actors Johnny Flynn and Ben Rosenfield.) Additionally, the pair helped curate Song One’s soundtrack and select the artists who perform live in the film—including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, and the Felice Brothers. Lewis and Rice spoke with us about composing songs for fictional musicians, writing from alternate points of view, and Song One’s East Coast indie soundtrack. More

Jan 20, 2015 Web Exclusive

Still Alice centers on a renowned language professor who—only days after her 50th birthday—is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. It tracks her life as she comes to terms with her inevitable decline, breaks the news to her loving family, and her memory and cognitive capacities rapidly disintegrate.  More

Jan 15, 2015 Web Exclusive

Filmmaker Sara Colangelo spoke with Under the Radar about making Little Accidents, which is set in a coalmining town in the months after a deadly collapse killed a number of miners. Boyd Holbrook (The Skeleton Twins) plays Amos, the sole surviving miner. As Amos struggles with the fallout from the accident, he develops a relationship with Diane (Elizabeth Banks), the wife of the supervisor on whose watch the cave-in occurred and whose teenage son has just gone missing. More

Jan 09, 2015 Web Exclusive

In the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, Ethan Hawke plays a nameless temporal agent tasked with preventing a crime which occurred 15 years in the past. He travels back in time to numerous periods throughout the 20th century, where he works not only to stop a serial bomber from killing thousands of New Yorkers in the early 1970s, but to paradoxically ensure his own existence. The film is a cool, mindbending thriller anchored by subtle, shifting performances from Hawke and newcomer Sarah Snook. And unlike so many sci-fi literary adaptations, Predestination is remarkably faithful to its source material: a Robert Heinlein short story titled “—All You Zombies—” which was written more than 50 years ago.  More

Jan 09, 2015 Web Exclusive

Marion Cotillard loves to explore. The French actress, who stars in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Two Days, One Night, likens acting's preparation process to mining for gold. "One of my favorite parts is when you start feeling the character in your body," Cotillard says. "When I start feeling [that], the way I walk, the way I talk, the way I breathe becomes her. And then I see myself disappearing." More

Jan 08, 2015 Web Exclusive

When he started his career in fiction, writer Joe Hill didn’t want to coast in on his literary pedigree. As the son of author Stephen King, Hill worried publishers would overlook his work and only see the family name. It was important for him that he break in like any other writer, and for his writing to be judged by its own merits. He adopted the name Joe Hill—an abbreviated version of his given name, Joseph Hillstrom King—and honed his skills by writing and submitting works under the unassuming nomme de plume. It was a secret he managed to keep for more than a decade. Hill’s first two books—the short story collection 20th Century Ghosts, and debut novel Heart-Shaped Box—were published to numerous accolades before his identity was eventually outed. More

Dec 24, 2014 Web Exclusive

In the late 1950s through the early ‘60s, San Francisco’s Walter and Margaret Keane built a multi-million dollar art empire on top of a silly little lie. Their stylized paintings of young children with oversized eyes were printed off in unlimited editions, slapped into cheap frames, and sold for discount prices at gas stations and supermarkets. They were marketed as Walter’s work, but the paintings – every single one – were made by his wife, Margaret. Screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are masters at penning true-life tales of oddball characters: their previous credits include Man on the MoonThe People Vs. Larry Flynt, and Ed Wood. They started work on Big Eyes a decade ago, originally intending to direct the feature themselves. After a number of stops and false starts, they eventually turned to filmmaker Tim Burton. More

Dec 19, 2014 Web Exclusive

Krysten Ritter only became an actress 10 years ago, but they’ve been 10 very productive years. She started out in TV, with memorable parts on shows such as Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, and quickly transitioned into film roles. In recent years, she starred in the ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and played a brief but pivotal role on AMC’s award-winning drama Breaking Bad. During this time, Ritter also co-wrote the indie feature Life Happens and developed several television shows through her own production company. We spoke with Ritter when she was in New York to promote her latest role in Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton. More