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Friday, September 8 2000

The Way of the Gun: An Interview with Christopher McQuarrie

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.


Thursday, August 31 2000

Nine Queens: An Interview with Director Fabián Bielinsky

Fabián Bielinsky greets me with a warm and hearty handshake.


Friday, December 31 1999

Top Ten Movies for 1999

Ten movies we liked in 1999, in no particular order. Something we didn’t like is how Hollywood movies are still overwhelmingly white. We are calling


TV-related highlights of 1999

It’s hard to say how and when tv goes wrong, but it does seem to do so inevitably and every year. 1999 was no exception.


Movie-related highlights of 1999

The ritual of year-end listing falls somewhere between purging and plugging, forgetting and remembering, a frustrating exercise in reduction and an entertaining way to recall


Top 10 Events Your Parents Were Oblivious To…

10. The Jenna Jameson CalendarPorn goes legit and looks beautiful. Also the only calendar in your dad’s workshop that’s got a model you KNOW


Top Ten Most Unnecessary Horror Sequels of the ‘90s

1. The Children of the Corn series:For heaven’s sake, as if the first King adaptation wasn’t bad enough, with garbled and incoherent dialogue


Top 10 Films of All Time

Warning: this list is hopelessly weighted toward the 1980s. The ‘80s were not a particularly good decade for film, yet it is the decade in


Sunday, January 1 1995

Interview with Hampton Fancher: The Minus Man

Hampton Fancher is classically cool: relaxed, earnest, seductive. Lean and gray-haired, he wears his shoes sockless and takes his coffee decaffeinated. Fancher grew up in


The Emotion of History: Interview with Rob Cohen, Director of Stealth

We're at a crossroads in terms of how American policy will be affected by technology in war.


There Wasn’t a Front Line: Interview with Michael Tucker and Jon Powers

The director discusses his new film Gunner Palace, a documentary about U.S. troops in Baghdad, during two months in 2003.


Dig Your Own Hole

The DIG! director, Ondi Timoner, explains her tumultuous editing process and how the recent DVD release helped her create her award-winning documentary.


Interview with Matthew McConaughey: The Wedding Planner

Matthew McConaughey has been a Redskins fan since he was four years old. He thinks it started with watching late-night movies on tv, when he rooted for the 'Indians' against the cowboys.


“There is No Aphrodisiac Like Innocence”: Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2

Many of Oshii's films have been meditations on the nature of humanity and how we relate to technology. Oshii is much more interested in exploring and surpassing the dichotomies of man/machine and reality/dreaming than he is in crafting plot and character.


Interview with Keith Gordon: Waking the Dead

+ Waking the Dead review by P. Nelson Reinsch You can’t feel so comfy Writer-producer-director Keith Gordon looks like a stereotypical film geek. He’s


Interview with Kim Peirce: Boys Don’t Cry

Kimberly Peirce looks right at you when she talks. And it's hard to look away from her, with her striking eyes and cool blue streaks in her near-black hair. She likes to talk, too. Really talk. She laughs easily, thinks hard, and wants to ask questions as much as answer them. She's talking a lot these days, promoting her first feature, .


Interview with Omar Epps

Omar Epps has his hotel bed pillows on the sofa, so he can lean into them while he talks to you. But two minutes into the interview, he's sitting up and facing you, enthusiastically punctuating his points with his hands.


Human Traffic

I wanted to go inside their heads At 9:17 am on a weekday, Justin Kerrigan is feeling jetlagged, jonesing for “a fag and a cup a


Interview with Jon Favreau: Made

: When you hear the name Jon Favreau, you'll probably remember that he's the guy who wrote and starred in 'Swingers'.


Something Else New: Interview with John Singleton

Nobody wanted to make this movie because it was about a pimp. So I gave them the finger and said, I'm doing it anyway.


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