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Sunday, January 1 1995

U-571

Jonathan Mostow's first feature length film was 1997's Breakdown, with Kurt Russell as Jeff Taylor, a middle-class white man victimized by rednecks in an extortion plot.


Interview with Paul Schrader

'Hollywood didn't make Good Bob go bad, but it helped Bad Bob come out.'


Lost in a Sea of Trivia: Interview with Niels Mueller

The director of the new Sean Penn film, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, talks to PopMatters about his interests in history and the kind of hopeless rage that erupts in violence.


Committed

Creating meaning Lisa Krueger’s new film, Committed, features Heather Graham as the irrepressible Joline, a young New York City club manager who commits — with


The Deep End

Tilda Swinton likes to talk, laugh, and make jokes about the strange and wonderful business she's in. She's a lot of fun.


A Knight’s Tale

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!


Startup.com

It is kind of a dance Jehane Noujaim and Chris Hegedus have a rhythm together, like they’re used to talking and thinking as a


Down to Earth

Chris Rock comes into the Presidential Suite at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC. His 'people' are already there, the people who set up his schedule and look out for him.


About A Boy

Different as they may be, and they are, Chris and Paul Weitz appreciate the specific weirdness that each brings to their relationship, as brothers and filmmakers.


Interview with Peter Bogdanovich: The Cat’s Meow

Once touted as a brilliant young artist, whose The Last Picture Show (1971) evidenced both a youthful sensibility and tender nostalgia, Peter Bogdanovich counted among his friends Orson Welles and John Ford.


Interview with David Gordon Green and Paul Schneider: All the Real Girls

People think the movie's supposed to come to you. But we're more like, 'We're going to wait over here, and if you want to come in, okay.'


East is East

marks the feature-length directorial debut by Damien O'Donnell, and tells the story of the Khan family, a group of people living in 1970s Manchester, England and coping with the social and personal difficulties of biracial and interfaith marriage.


Interview with Miguel Arteta: The Good Girl

I like it when a character is irrational, when a character does contradictory things. I feel like it wakes you up, because you're trying to connect the dots.


The Good Thief

I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, to a very dark place.


Shadow of the Vampire

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!


Like Zorro’s Mask: An Interview with Wim Wenders

Wenders' new film Don't Come Knocking, his second project with Sam Shepard, 'deconstructs' the myths of the American West, this time with Shepard starring as cowboy movie star Howard Spence, as well as a writing the script.


Thirteen Days

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.


Snatch

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.


PopMatters Concert Review

PopMatters writer Tim Basham takes us along on his inaugural trip to the Sundance Film Festival.


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