Rob Marshall on why She’ll Be Back was cut from Into the Woods, and a clip from the scene

Updated March 2nd, 2015. There’s now an excerpt from She’ll Be Back in a video player at the bottom of the story. Adapting Stephen Sondheim‘s stage musical Into the Woods for the screen was not an easy task for writer James Lapine and director Rob Marshall, and amongst their difficult decisions will have been the tricky business … Read more

A Phil Mucci music video masterclass – Monster Magnet’s The Duke, style, and political statements

Phil Mucci has made a name for himself with a series of visually striking and distinctive music videos. To coincide with the release of his latest, for Monster Magnet‘s The Duke, I was lucky enough to speak with Mucci about the craft and art of making promos. We also spoke about why politics are important to both The Duke and his … Read more

FrightFest: Maika Monroe on The Guest, It Follows, horror and finding interesting female roles

Despite a starring role in Ramin Bahrani‘s At Any Price and supporting roles in Labor Day and The Bling Ring, Maika Monroe isn’t a well-known name to many. But following her excellent performances in both The Guest and It Follows, a pair of highly entertaining new horror pictures, and a role in upcoming YA adaptation The 5th Wave, I … Read more

Ari Folman on the future of cinema, filmmaking and why he’s done with 35mm

In the first part of my interview with The Congress‘ director, Ari Folman, we discussed the specifics of how that film was made and his secretive working process with the highly talented Robin Wright. Now, in this second part, Mr. Folman shares his thoughts on the current state of cinema, what the future might hold, and also why he’s done with … Read more