Ashley Bell and Michael Stahl-David of ‘Love & Air Sex’ Pair Stage and Screen in NYC


Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser‘s third feature, Love & Air Sex, world premiered at the SXSW Film 2013. Since then, the bawdy rom-com/bromance has been on a roll, introducing the festival circuit to the wonders of Air Sex and reminding them that Austin is at the center of the current indie-film zeitgeist. The film centers on two couples who can’t […]

Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler & Molly Shannon on Zombie Comedy ‘Life After Beth’


Sometimes the chemistry on a set works just perfectly, and you can just tell the cast had a ball making the movie. Such is the case with Life After Beth, Jeff Baena’s directorial debut, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. The zombie comedy has a lively cast led by Aubrey Plaza and […]

Jason Schwartzman & Alex Ross Perry Discuss Misanthropy Of ‘Listen Up Philip’


One of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance last week was director Alex Ross Perry’s latest, Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman as a misanthropic novelist without a filter in what’s being called “his best role since Rushmore.” The stellar cast is rounded out by Elisabeth Moss as Philip’s long-suffering girlfriend, Jonathan Pryce as his egotist-author […]

Mike Cahill & Michael Pitt Reflect On Science Vs. Faith In ‘I Origins’


I Origins stars Michael Pitt as Dr. Ian Gray, a molecular biologist whose studies of the human eye break new ground in the interplay between science and spirituality. Sounds like heady stuff, but while Mike Cahill (writing solo this time) once again asks his audience to confront big ideas, he invites us in by weaving […]

Lynn Shelton & Sam Rockwell On Working With Keira Knightley & Chloë Grace Moretz In ‘Laggies’


In her latest film Laggies, which premiered last week at Sundance, Lynn Shelton switches gears, working from another person’s script for the first time—without most of her standard improvisation—on a much higher budget (“I broke the million-dollar mark, by quite a lot!”), and with a bigger cast of characters, many of them A-list. The result […]

Aaron Paul On ‘Hellion’ Breakout Star Josh Wiggins: “I Was Learning From Him In My Audition”


Among the glitz and overloaded chaos of Sundance, breakout stars emerge, fueling the reputation of the festival’s force as a discovery engine. This year, one of the most talked-about young actors is 15-year-old Josh Wiggins, who stars alongside Aaron Paul in director Kat Candler’s third feature Hellion. […It’s] a heartbreaking film, filled with alternating moments of […]

Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Talks ‘The Past,’ What Awards Recognition Means To Him & His Next Project


Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi‘s work has been quietly stunning audiences for almost a decade. His last three films—Fireworks Wednesday, About Elly and A Separation—racked up festival accolades from Berlin to Tribeca to Sydney, with the latter film going on to win both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. In […]

Hurt People Hurt People: Neil LaBute & Alice Eve On The Intricate Roleplaying Of ‘Some Velvet Morning’


Since his award-winning debut feature In the Company of Men in 1997, Neil LaBute has developed a diverse career that spans writing and directing for both the stage and screen. Depicting unsettling and often cruel relationships between men and women, his work can be difficult to stomach, but there is no denying his unique voice. His latest film, Some […]

Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of ‘Tim’s Vermeer’


Born in Delft in 1632, Johannes Vermeer was not a prolific painter; scholars can only definitively attribute roughly 35 paintings to him. (A few more are in dispute.) Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master, best known for his impeccable […]

Nicole Holofcener Talks Working With The Late James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus For ‘Enough Said’


Nicole Holofcener‘s much-anticipated new film, Enough Said, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini in one of his final film roles. The two play a pair of divorced parents who begin dating after meeting at a party, bonding over the fact that each is sending a daughter off to college soon. Both Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini […]