Interviews

Interview with Andrew Haigh, Tom Cullen and Chris New of Weekend

Interview with Andrew Haigh, Tom Cullen and Chris New of Weekend

“That's what the whole film's about: you don't have to be defined by one thing, you can be defined by whatever you want,” says Andrew Haigh, the director of Weekend. Ostensibly it is the story of two gay men who have a brief affair over two nights. But their relationship also raises a number of salient...

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Interview: Steven Silver – director of The Bang Bang Club

Interview: Steven Silver – director of The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club stars Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch as two members of a group of  four war photographers covering the struggle between the Apartheid regime and Nelson Mandela's ANC in early 1990s South Africa. A gripping examination of what it takes to work in such extreme conditions, the film is...

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Interview: Mr. Nobody writer and director Jaco Van Dormael

Interview: Mr. Nobody writer and director Jaco Van Dormael

Jaco Van Dormael is the writer and director behind the science fiction drama film, Mr. Nobody, starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger. We interview Jaco to ask about the film's concept, cast, and his cameo appearance...     Mr. Nobody (read our review of Mr. Nobody here) is a film which...

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Interview with Eyad Zahra and Dominic Rains of The Taqwacores

Interview with Eyad Zahra and Dominic Rains of The Taqwacores

"This film is meant to spark a lot of different ideas and create a lot of different discussions,” says Eyad Zahra, the director of The Taqwacores, a film that asks more questions than most. Eyad is in town with Dominic Rains, who plays the film's star, a magnetic, Mohawk-sporting Koran-quoting Muslim punk...

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Interview with Jerry Rothwell and JoEllen Marsh of Donor Unknown

Interview with Jerry Rothwell and JoEllen Marsh of Donor Unknown

Occasionally a film comes along that gets us at The Film Review talking. Not in a voyeuristic sense like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, but sensible discussion about important issues. Mind you, a bit of colour doesn't hurt, and Donor Unknown has both: a fascinating story with a great character, which in this case...

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Q&A with Honey 2 star Melissa Molinaro

Q&A with Honey 2 star Melissa Molinaro

As fans of dance films everywhere warm up for the release of Honey 2 this week, we catch up with star Melissa Molinaro. Unless you watch a lot of American TV shows you may not know who she is ...yet. Melissa was a finalist in the Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll and also appeared in Making...

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Interview: Heartbeats’ leading lady Monia Chokri

Interview: Heartbeats’ leading lady Monia Chokri

Heartbeats might be the make-or-break second feature length production from director Xavier Dolan, but it’s the first major film role for his leading lady, Monia Chokri. We interview Monia to ask her about her new role. When I meet her to talk about the film, you’d think she’d been doing it for...

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The Michelin Man: an interview with Rubber producer Gregory Bernard

The Michelin Man: an interview with Rubber producer Gregory Bernard

It's not every day you get to interview someone who made a horror movie about a killer tyre. As a result, the interview was a rather interesting insight into the minds of those who love to create unique films. Chris' note: if you've not yet seen Rubber, be wary, as the interview contains a minor spoiler that...

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Talking with the director and cast of Blooded

Talking with the director and cast of Blooded

Blooded is the mockumentary thriller we can't get enough of at the moment. After being wowed and surprised by the independent Brit film, I caught up with the film's director Ed Boase, producer and actor Nick Ashdon, writer James Walker and actors Neil McDermortt and Isabella Calthorpe, to talk hunting, the...

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Director Ken Wardrop on His and Hers

Director Ken Wardrop on His and Hers

His and Hers is the first feature-length film from acclaimed short documentary maker Ken Wardrop. Through the voices of 70 women it tells the 90-year-old love story of a single archetypical woman. Set in the Irish Midlands, the film is a charming look at a woman’s relationship to the various men in her life -...

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