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Sunday, January 1 1995

Agnes Browne

Paul Thomas Anderson describes his new film, Magnolia, in language that only seems simple. He's obviously excited about it, glad to have it released and to be talking about it, which, he observes, is part of the process.


The Way of the Gun

Chris McQuarrie doesn't look like someone from Hollywood. He doesn't wear black, his face is pleasant and his voice soft and deliberate, without the speed and breathlessness that afflict folks who spend too much time inside the business.


The Dish

Rob Sitch seems the type who might turn questions around on his interviewer fairly regularly.


Better Luck Tomorrow

I didn't want the characters to have to explain why they exist. I don't feel like I have to do that.


The Time Machine

Samantha Mumba sits in a hard-backed chair: perfect posture, perfect makeup, perfect smile.


Everybody’s Famous!

Dominique Deruddere seems like the ideal dad.


Brother: An Interview with Omar Epps

The 28-year-old Brooklyn native began writing plays when he was just ten years old, and his first starring film role was also his first film role.


Interview with Vivica Fox

Smooth and unstoppable, he's not one to rest on his laurels, but likes to stay busy.


Evolution

Sean Patrick Thomas is one of the more genuinely polite people I've met. He stands up to shake my hand when I arrive and leave. He acts as if he actually wants to be here, in this hotel lobby two days after Christmas, talking about his job.


Genghis Blues

The story of San Francisco-based blues singer Paul Pena's journey to Tuva, a teeny republic in the heart of Asia, is certainly strange and wondrous. Still, given the obscurity of almost every element involved, the story probably wouldn't strike most people as the ideal material for a first film.


Sexy Beast

It was a little alarming playing a bad actor, because I used to be a bad transvestite, and I've spent years trying to get away from that, trying to be someone whom people might look at and say, 'Hey, I wish I could have that look!


Interview with Orlando Jones: The Replacements

Orlando Jones is a bit of a surprise.


Interview with Tom Tykwer and Franka Potente: The Princess and the Warrior

For their The Princess and the Warrior, Tykwer and Potente worked together on the script, developing the complicated relationship between her character, the psychiatric nurse Sissi, and an emotionally damaged ex-soldier named Bodo (Benno Furmann).


Interview with Jamie Babbit

+ But I’m a Cheerleader review by Stephen Tropiano We’re all walking a tightrope In an alternate universe, Jamie Babbit might have been a


Interview with Errol Morris: Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter Jr.

Errol Morris makes disturbing, lyrical, powerful nonfiction films, and he has a lot to say about them.


Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson: Magnolia

Paul Thomas Anderson describes his new film, , in language that only seems simple. He's obviously excited about it, glad to have it released and to be talking about it, which, he observes, is part of the process.


The Luzhin Defence

It wasn't actually the novel that attracted me, it was the script.


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