Category Archives: Interviews

A hub for all of our interview segments.

Actor Richard Jenkins on the Magic of Making “The Shape of Water” (Interview)

JenkinsShapeofWaterExcerptGuillermo del Toro’s fantasy might put Jenkins back in the Oscar race for his supporting role as the friend and neighbor of a mute woman, played by Sally Hawkins.

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“Bull Durham” Creator Ron Shelton Returns to Theaters with “Just Getting Started” (Interview)

RonSheltonJGSExcerptShelton’s new comedy stars Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones as rivals at a Palm Springs retirement resort.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA on Hip Hop, Poetry and His New Directorial Effort “Love Beats Rhymes” (Interview)

RZACommonLBR1A departure from his earlier martial arts film, the rapper-turned-filmmaker talks about switching gears for Azealia Banks’ acting debut.

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“Call Me By Your Name” Stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothée Chalamet on Their Busy Fall Seasons (Interview)

StuhlbargChalametCMBYNTwo actors, one a respected veteran, the other a newcomer, not only star in Luda Guadagnino’s acclaimed drama, but also in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and more.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Runaways” Star Allegra Acosta on Playing a Teenage Latina Superhero

runaways allegra acosta “The fact that I’m representing girls my age, the struggles we all go though daily, the way she changes over the season, it’s just beyond surreal and beyond amazing,” the Hulu and Marvel star tells Tracking Board.

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Lawrence Fishburne On Working with Richard Linklater on “Last Flag Flying” and Straddling Marvel and DC (Interview)

LawrenceFishburneLFF1TNThe veteran actor talks about his career, his new movie, and his forays into television with black-ish and Hannibal.

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Filmmaker Joe Lynch on the Catharsis of Making “Mayhem” (Interview)

MayhemTNThe action-comedy starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead is now playing on digital platforms.

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Richard Linklater Flies the Flag For a Sequel… That Isn’t Really a Sequel (Interview)

LinklaterLFFTNBryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell star in the road dramedy about three military men off to bury one of their sons who was killed in the Iraq War.

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Why the Series Premiere of “The Punisher” Is a Standalone Episode (SPOILERS)

the punisher “I just wanted to spend the first episode just with Frank, getting under the skin of this guy,” Steve Lightfoot told Tracking Board.

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Rob Reiner Talks “LBJ,” “Shock and Awe” and Current Politics (Interview)

LBJInterview1TN The director of A Few Good Men and Misery tackles more serious political fare in his latest films.

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“My Friend Dahmer” Director Marc Meyers on the Coming-of-Age of a Serial Killer (Interview)

MyFriendDahmerTNThe high school drama stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer during his senior year in high school, setting the stage for the murderer he would become.

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Up-and-Comers of the Month: “Florida Project” Stars Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite on Their Blessed Hollywood Journey

The past month has been a dark time for Hollywood, which is why we need feel-good stories like these two more than ever.

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Marc Forster on Making the More Personal Independent Drama “All I See is You” (Interview)

AllISeeIsYouBlakeTNBlake Lively and Jason Clarke star in the moody character-based film that shows off another side of the “World War Z” filmmaker.

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Ruben Östlund Addresses the Monkey in the Room in His Dark Comedy “The Square” (Interview)

rubenostlundTNSweden’s Oscar entry already won the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and U.S. audiences will finally have a chance to see it after a lengthy festival run.

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Maggie Betts on How An Obsession with Nuns Turned into “Novitiate” (Interview)

NovitiateExcerptThe drama starring Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, and Julianne Nicholson opens in select cities Friday.

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Taran Killam on Making “Killing Gunther” with Arnold Schwarzenegger (Interview)

KillingGuntherTaranKillamTNThe former “Saturday Night Live” cast member writes and directs the action-comedy.

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Alexandre Philippe Explains How Doc “78/52” Delves So Deeply into Hitchcock’s “Psycho” Shower Scene

7852interviewTNFeaturing interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Peter Bogdanovich, Danny Elfman and a couple surprise guests.

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Simon Curtis Explores the History of Winnie the Pooh in “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

ChristopherRobinTN The director of My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the literary character with Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, and newcomer Will Tilston.

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Filmmaker Angela Robinson Returns with Her Portrait of Wonder Woman Creator Professor William Marston

AngelaRobinsonTNThe prolific television director, producer (“The L Word”) takes on a passion project in telling the story of “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall.

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“Una” Director Benedict Andrews Brings a Tough but Acclaimed Play to the Screen

UnaRay1TNThe intense drama starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed is based on David Harrower’s play Blackbird.

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“Brawl in Cell Block 99” Director S. Craig Zahler on Taking Vince Vaughn to a Different Place as an Actor

BrawlinCellBlockTNThe director of “Bone Tomahawk” and master of the slow build genre flick puts Vaughn into one of the most brutal prison movies imaginable, then uses him again for his third film “Dragged Across Concrete.”

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Charlie Tahan on Channeling His Dark Side for “Super Dark Times”

Charlie TahanTahan may be young but he has already worked with acclaimed indie filmmakers such as Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) and Todd Solondz (Wiener-Dog), so I think it’s a safe bet you’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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Comic Creator Mark Millar on the Origins and Future of “Kingsman” and Millarworld

MarkMillarKingsman2TNWith new comics and a new deal with Netflix, the comic writer/creator finds himself shifting towards newer pastures while the spy action-comedy continues in capable hands.

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Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris on Recreating the “Battle of the Sexes”

The Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Little Miss Sunshine tackle the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) & Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

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Matthew Vaughn Returns for Second Dose of Spy Action with “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

KingsmanTN The director of KIck-Ass and X-Men: First Class explains why he decided to do a sequel and move the story to America with the Statesmen and a female villain, played by Julianne Moore.

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David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” Takes on a Personal True Story with Jake Gyllenhaal

The acclaimed indie filmmaker talks about the inspirational true story of Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman, directing Danny McBride’s Vice Principals and remaking Halloween.

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“Brad’s Status” Filmmaker Mike White Teams Up With Ben Stiller For a More Personal Film

BradsStatusTNThe acclaimed indie screenwriter behind School of Rock, The Good Girl and HBO’s Enlightened directs only his second feature which has Stiller’s character going through a mid-life crisis while touring colleges with his son.

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“It” Filmmakers Andy and Barbara Muschietti Write Their Terrifying Love Letter to Stephen King

itmovieTNThe brother and sister filmmaking team impressed Guillermo del Toro so much with their short Mama he helped them turn it into a feature. Now, they’ve been tasked with turning Stephen King’s popular 1986 novel into a movie that can scare a new generation of kids.

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“You’re the Worst” Showrunner on Whether Edgar and Lindsay Are the New Jimmy and Gretchen

ytw edgar and lindsay small “I don’t think they’re destined to be a great romance,” FXX showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board.

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