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Sam Aronov/Shutterstock Mark Ruffalo gets it easy. The guy dons a "really tight leotard" and paints a few dots on his face and then, through the power of magic and an overworked special effects team, he...
Political dramas and documentaries were the big winners at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), as socially-relevant features from Africa, Sri Lanka and the Middle East coming away with the top honors. Cyrielle Raingou’s...

Love is a Conversation: Michael Jacobs on Maybe I Do | Interviews

Two of the couples in the film are middle-aged, with decades of relationship behind them. Did your actors explore the backstories? Bill arrived...

A Frequency: Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg on The Eternal Daughter | Interviews

TS: There's another aspect, which is, you know, not everybody experiences this, but as a mother, there's a whole question, when one has...

Female Filmmakers in Focus: Sarah Polley on Women Talking | Interviews

I really loved how they tell Whishaw that his character’s duty now is to teach the boys and to make sure the boys...

Something Comes Out of Me That Has a Fatherly Quality: Paul Dooley on His New Book Movie Dad | Interviews

When you said, “You’re not a cutter…” “…I'm a cutter.” Yes. Because what's interesting is, he’s not ashamed of being a cutter, which...

Moths to the Flame: Damien Chazelle on Babylon

Oscar-winning writer/director Damien Chazelle’s latest film is both a crowd-pleasing comedy and a dense text filled with innumerable homages to the films, filmmakers...

The Sage, The Crone: Judith Ivey on Her Role in Women Talking | Interviews

And what was your first professional acting job? My first one was an Oscar Mayer bologna commercial where I was climbing a cliff...

Tragedy Actually Brings Hope: Bill Nighy on Living | Interviews

I understand that “Living” started over a drink shared between yourself, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Stephen Woolley.  As you say, I met Ishiguro out,...

The Perfect Flavor of Everyone: Bob Ducsay on Editing Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Writer/director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig are back for the sequel to “Knives Out,” and so is editor Bob Ducsay. In an...

Bending History: Marie Kreutzer on Corsage | Interviews

George MacDonald's The Light Princess book is a big theme throughout the film. I found that story and the various iterations really fascinating. I...

Female Filmmakers in Focus: Jane Campion on Power of the Dog | Interviews

You've really worked in this industry through I think a large transition in terms of the way it treats women making films presently...

The Internet Has Been My Co-Director: Kyle Edward Ball on Skinamarink

With “Skinamarink,” his feature debut, Kyle Edward Ball taps into the primal childhood fear of waking up alone at night, unable to see...

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