Apr 09, 2015 Web Exclusive

All signs point to 2015 being the year when actor Domhnall Gleeson finally becomes a star. He opens strong in the lead role of filmmaker Alex Garland's sci-fi mindbender Ex Machina; later this fall, he's slated to appear in The Revenant, the newest feature from Birdman director (and Oscar winner) Alejandro González Iñárritu. In December, he'll finish out the year with a part in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, likely to be 2015's biggest movie. More

Apr 03, 2015 Web Exclusive

In early 1960s London, aspiring filmmakers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp set out to make a documentary about the city’s rock and roll youth culture, and signed a little-known band named The High Numbers to appear as their subject. That band eventually changed their name to The Who, and became one of music’s most famous acts—but not without the help of the big-thinking, unorthodox management duo behind them. The new documentary, Lambert & Stamp, shines a spotlight on these two iconoclastic characters and the legacy they left on rock and roll music. Earlier this week, director James D. Cooper spoke with us about the documentary’s origins. More

Mar 13, 2015 Web Exclusive

For her lead performance in writer/director David Robert Mitchell's hair-raising horror film, It Follows, Maika Monroe isolated herself on set to adopt the mindset of a teenage girl whose days and nights are spent crying, screaming, and running for her life, haunted by nightmarish visions and the unshakeable fear that an evil, nebulous force is following her wherever she goes  More

Mar 06, 2015 Web Exclusive

In Wild Canaries, director Lawrence Michael Levine stars opposite his wife, actress/director Sophia Takal as a couple sorting out their relationship problems while trying to solve a possible murder in their Brooklyn apartment building. The film is a delightful homage to classic screwball comedies updated for contemporary audiences. We spoke with Levine and Takal about the influences that other films and the New York real estate market had on the conception of their latest feature.  More

Feb 13, 2015 Web Exclusive

The life (or is that un-death?) of a modern-day vampire isn’t all about sparkling skin and fantastic orgies. As the new documentary What We Do in the Shadows sets out to prove, their lives are actually a lot like ours. More

Jan 30, 2015 Web Exclusive

Martin Starr, best known for his work in such television comedies as Freaks and GeeksParty Down, and Silicon Valley, stars in writer-director Sean Mullin’s feature film debut, Amira & Sam. A slightly different sort of role in Starr’s filmography, Amira & Sam is a romantic comedy that deals with some heavy subject matter. In the film, Starr plays Sam, a recently-returned war veteran with hopes of becoming a standup comedian, who enters into a potentially lucrative business partnership with his cousin. Along the way, meets Amira, an Iraqi immigrant whose family has suffered devastating losses in the ongoing war. Despite their differences and the threat of Amira’s impending deportation, the two discover they might be perfectly matched for one another. More

Jan 23, 2015 Web Exclusive

Black Sea centers on a bitter submariner named Robinson; a man who’s spent most of his adult life underwater, to the point where he’s alienated his ex-wife and child. When he’s canned by the salvage company that employed him for much of his career, he becomes a man with nothing left to lose. Director Kevin Macdonald cast Jude Law to play his hard-headed lead. More

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