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Category Archives: narrative

Jay Roach Talks Hemlines, Honesty, and Poking the Bear in BOMBSHELL.

Click here to listen to the interview. When I spoke to Jay Roach on December 6, 2019, I wanted to know why he had been tempted to, as I put … Continue reading

December 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary Bring Us BRIGSBY BEAR

Click here to listen to the interview. Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary, friends since childhood, have concocted BRIGSBY BEAR, a sweet paean to imagination, childhood, and the power of both … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Week (and then some) in Interviews 8/29/15

High adventure (literally), political corruption, an artist who refuses to bend to the politics of the art word, and the divine Lily Tomlin!  It was a week to remember and … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

What You Should Be Watching 6/13

Since its initial publication in 1933, Vera Britain’s TESTAMENT OF YOUTH has never been out of print, and the film version is a sterling adaptation of that memoir of World … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brett Haley Making I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS Come True

There’s a reason people will go out of their way to help Brett Haley. After only a few minutes, his generous nature is readily apparent, as is his delight in … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment


There are films that tear you limb from limb with their shrill bombast and flagrant moralizing, and then there are films like TANGERINES, that quietly break your heart with the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment


George Miller first sent Mad Max blazing across the sere post-apocalyptic landscape in 1979 and thence onto cinematic legend. Sequels followed. Mel Gibson in the eponymous role rose to international … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shira Piven Says WELCOME TO ME

When talking to filmmakers who have directed an actor known for comedy in a dramatic role, I always like to ask them about the particular insights someone with a gift for … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michiel Huisman Adds Up THE AGE OF ADALINE

THE AGE OF ADALINE is a bit of a departure for Michiel Huisman, known for troubled and/or troubling characters on NASHVILLE, TREME, and GAME OF THRONES. So when I talked … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bill Plympton Ain’t CHEATIN’

The first question I always ask animators is whether or not they dream in animation, and I am always surprised by the answer, no matter what it is. Bill Plympton, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment