Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Interview: Walking with the Enemy Stars Jonas Armstrong and Simon Dutton

Drawing on the real-life WWII heroics of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum, Walking with the Enemy tells the story of Elek (Jonas Armstrong), a young Hungarian Jew who, in the final months of the war, donned an SS uniform and posed as a German officer in order to save hundreds of Jews in Budapest. Working from his […]

Interview: Under the Skin Writer-Director Jonathan Glazer

You may have heard that Under the Skin is an adaptation of Michel Faber’s 2000 novel. It is and it isn’t; at times the film strips away much of the book’s plot and details, leaving a very bare-bones abstraction. You may have heard that Under the Skin is the third feature film from writer-director Jonathan […]

Interview: Joe Director David Gordon Green and Star Tye Sheridan

Last August when I sat down with writer-director David Gordon Green to talk about his excellent existential comedy Prince Avalanche, I hijacked part of the interview to pry into his next project: an adaptation of the late Larry Brown’s 1991 novel Joe starring Nicolas Cage. Joe is now out in theaters. It follows Joe Ransom […]

Interview: Nick Frost, Star of Cuban Fury

British comic actor Nick Frost knows that he’s best known (especially in the States) for the “Three Flavours Cornetto” film genre-spoof trilogy he helped create and co-starred in with Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright: 2004’s Shaun of the Dead (zombies), 2007’s Hot Fuzz (cops), and last year’s The World’s End (aliens). But that’s only […]

Interview: The Raid 2 Director Gareth Evans and Star Iko Uwais

In 2011, Welsh-born writer-director Gareth Evans dazzled the hard-core action-flick world with his second film, The Raid: Redemption. The high-energy, ultra-violent Indonesian-language crime film starred Iko Uwais as a Rama, a rookie cop, martial artist, and member of a task force invading a crime lord’s fortified high-rise apartment in Jakarta. Evans had discovered Uwais at […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf