Jun 08, 2015 Web Exclusive

In some version or another, a film adaptation of Brian Wilson’s life has been kicking around Hollywood for a while. Luckily, it eventually fell into producer Claire Rudnik Polstein’s lap. Along with director Bill Pohland and writer Oren Moverman, they have created Love & Mercy, a fun yet unconventional biopic that truly honors Brian Wilson’s enormous musical and cultural legacy without falling into the trap of overt glamorization. With the primary goal of evoking Brian Wilson’s spirit and honestly retelling his life story, the filmmakers and the actors were able to work closely with Brian and his wife Melinda Ledbetter throughout. More

Jun 05, 2015 Web Exclusive

The new film, Testament of Youth, is a period drama based on writer Vera Brittain’s memoirs of the First World War. Brittain (played by Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander) was a military nurse, and among the first young women accepted into Oxford University. Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, Kingsman’s Taron Egerton, and Colin Morgan play the three young men close to Vera who join in their country’s war effort as soldiers. More

May 08, 2015 Web Exclusive

Dolph Lundgren began his acting career with a small role in the 1985 James Bond movie, A View To A Kill. Standing at a muscular 6’5”, Lundgren was a formidable on-screen presence. His second film would be his breakthrough: Lundgren was cast as Ivan Drago, the imposing Soviet fighter who exchanges blows with Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV.The rookie actor’s career exploded. He became an action film staple and an icon of the genre, with starring roles in films such as Universal Soldier, Masters of the Universe, andThe Expendables. Since the turn of the century, Lundgren has found work behind the camera, as well. Lundgren is not only the star of his latest film, Skin Trade, but writer and producer. We chatted with him about his new movie and his personal efforts to help fight human trafficking. More

May 08, 2015 Web Exclusive

“This is the most human story that I’ve ever done, and it’s the most human character that I’ve ever played,” says Hollywood action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I also think it’s the most human zombie movie that’s ever been done.” More

May 01, 2015 Web Exclusive

Since her breakthrough role as Lindsay Weir of the cult series Freaks and GeeksLinda Cardellini has become a familiar face in a wide range of television and films, from her long-running role as Samantha Taggart on E.R.to films as varied as Brokeback Mountain, Returnand the live action Scooby Doo franchise. In recent years, Cardellini played a pivotal role opposite Jon Hamm on Mad Men, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress, and she currently stars in the Netflix series Bloodline with Kyle Chandler. In Welcome to Me, Cardellini plays Gina, the heroically patient best friend of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery and uses the money to finance a cable talk show about her life. We chatted with her about her latest film role and distinguished television career. More

Apr 15, 2015 Web Exclusive

Throughout writer/director Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina, tension gradually mounts between the contrasting realms of nature and technology, where Swedish actress Alicia Vikander found reference points for envisioning Ava, the alluring robot she plays in the film. "I always saw her as something very pure, almost doe-like," Vikander says, adding, "Like Apple products sometimes, it's something very simple and pure and clean." More

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