Bryan Cranston Talks Walter White, LBJ & Politics at the Maui Film Festival

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Five-time Emmy Award® winner Bryan Cranston received the Navigator Award this week at the Maui Film Festival, which “honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing his fundamental commitment to excellence.” Following the award presentation at the Celestial Cinema at Wailea Golf Club on June 18, 2016, Cranston talked […]

Undue Burden: Director Dawn Porter on ‘Trapped’

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For years, women’s health rights in the U.S. have been steadily eroding, in large part due to restrictive laws passed by conservative state governments regulating abortion clinics, known as TRAP laws (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers), particularly in the South. While cloaked in faux concern for women’s health on the part of legislators, these laws […]

Sundance Interview: ‘The Fits’ Director Anna Rose Holmer & Star Royalty Hightower

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A fresh new female voice on the independent film scene, Anna Rose Holmer made a quiet splash at Sundance with her dreamy, evocative and wholly mesmerizing debut feature THE FITS. The film’s US premiere in the NEXT section followed its international bow at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, in a partnership with the prestigious Venice […]

German Slackers: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee in Berlin’

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster‘s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]

Juliette Lewis and Jonny Weston Get a Little Inappropriate in ‘Kelly & Cal’

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It’s hard to remember a time when Juliette Lewis wasn’t making a memorable mark on the big screen — can you believe Cape Fear came out in 1991? But after a few years out of the spotlight, during which she focused on a music career, she’s back on the big screen. In movies like August: Osage County and Hellion, she’s reminding us how […]

Startup Culture Exposed in 3D Printing Doc ‘Print the Legend’

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Directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel discuss their award-winning documentary Print the Legend, which had its world premiere this month at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Premiering last week at South By Southwest, the documentary Print the Legend chronicles the mainstream rise of 3D printing over the past five years, due in large […]

Robert Duvall’s Still Got It In ‘A Night In Old Mexico’

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It’s no surprise that Robert Duvall is a cantankerous (and charming) old coot in his new film, A Night in Old Mexico, helmed by the Spanish director and composer Emilio Aragón. The 83-year-old is still in fine and feisty form as Red Bovie, an old cowboy forced off his land by developers turning the area into sad excuses […]

Steve McQueen Talks ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Django Unchained’, Pitt & Fassbender & More

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With Hunger, his feature debut in 2008, Turner Prize-winning artist-turned-director Steve McQueen made a bold statement right out of the gate: he was a filmmaker to watch. Three years later, Shame solidified his reputation as an audacious director with an unflinching eye. And now, with 12 Years a Slave, which screened this week at the Toronto International Film Festival after […]