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A Dream in Hanoi

Jonathan Kiefer

Someone Like You

Stuff has to happen Tony Goldwyn may be best known as the dastardly villain in 1990’s blockbuster weepie, Ghost, or the voice of Disney’s


Michael Almereyda (2000)writer-director of Hamlet Alejandro Amenabar (2001)director of The Others Paul Thomas Anderson (1999)director of Magnolia Carlos Avila, Jon Seda, and Jimmy Smits (2000)director

Other Worlds: Interview with Giulia D’agnolo Vallan

'A movie is about going to other worlds. A movie creates a universe, a parallel of this world with its own laws and that you can jump into,' say the director of the Torino Film Festival.


At first glance, Karyn Kusama's looks like a pretty regular festival 'darling' picture: it's the writer-director's debut feature, it's about a young Latina in the projects who overcomes her unhappy home situation to succeed in an unusual and topical arena (boxing), and finds true love to boot.

Baby Boy

“I took the training wheels off” John Singleton is eating sushi when I walk into the Sony office suite where he and his entourage are

PopMatters Film Interview

Politics and Porn Whether you think he has “sold out” and gone “mainstream” in the latter part of his career, or whether you think he

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Why should 'Jackass' be reviewed? I've never been that comfortable being what you'd call a film reviewer.

The Way of the Gun

Ryan Phillippe has the new Wyclef CD on the coffee table in his hotel room. He likes the album, especially the Mary J. Blige track, but thinks the Kenny Rogers is a little silly.

Save the Last Dance

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.

15 Minutes

Former Chicago cop Dennis Farina still lives on the Windy City's North Side, because, he says, there's no other place like it. It's clear, though, from his relaxed posture in a sitting room at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, that he also doesn't mind traveling.

Interview with Spike Lee and the Kings of Comedy

“I’m a big fan of all those guys and I never turn down the opportunity to work with great talent.” Spike Lee is very

Felicia’s Journey

Atom Egoyan speaks softly and carefully, in complex sentences. Unexpectedly, this makes our interview difficult, because we’re stuck with a phone line that cuts

Bend it Like Beckham

I came into films initially on this platform to challenge the representation of women and people of color in the media.

A Garrison State: Interview with Eugene Jarecki, Why We Fight

'What kind of society are we living in when the best opportunity for a young person is to take a job that might cost the life of himself or of another?'

Getting Results: An Interview with Arnold Shapiro

The Scared Straight! director insists he's not an expert in prison advocacy and reform, but his passion for the project propels and enlivens our interview.

Series 7: The Contenders

Daniel Minahan and Brooke Smith sit across from me in one of those bizarre hotel suites that are part comfy lounge area, part board room.

Biggie & Tupac

All of these stories in 'Biggie & Tupac' are about the same thing: the position of black Americans has not moved enormously from the Civil Rights days.

Kissing Jessica Stein

Westfeldt and Juergensen are very easy with each other, a result of spending lots of time together since they met at a 5-day theater lab in 1996.

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