Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday, July 11, 2014
The film's director and stars on how you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel.
Friday, July 11, 2014
A conversation about ‘Boyhood’ with director Richard Linklater and star Ellar Coltrane, who grew from 6 to 18 over the course of filming. “It felt like the biggest decision I’d ever made, artistically,” Linklater said.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero named Hushpuppy. The film, which clinched top honors at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, is 29-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature. The New York native moved ...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter re-imagines the American Civil War with blood-sucking undead lurking around every corner. Vampires insinuate themselves into the slave-holding Confederacy, but buy slaves for food, not forced labor. But director Timur Bekmambetov ...
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
A new kind of leading man has taken hold in Hollywood: the lovable loser. Together with his brother Jay, Mark Duplass has written and directed smart, affecting comedies about these losers. His new film Jeff, Who Lives at Home stars Jason Segel as a 30-year-old stoner settled in to his ...
Friday, November 18, 2011
David Cronenberg is best known for films like The Fly, The Dead Zone, Dead Ringers and A History of Violence. They can be shocking, violent, and gory — but they’re also unmistakably personal films that make you think while you’re squirming in your seat. Cronenberg’s new film is a straightforward historical drama. ...
Friday, May 13, 2011
The new film The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, combines comedy and harrowing drama in a hybrid rarely seen at the movies. Gibson plays Walter Black, a deeply depressed businessman whose life has gone down the tubes. His luck starts changing when he discovers he can ...
Monday, May 09, 2011
Arthur Laurents was a triple threat: a playwright, screenwriter, and director behind two landmark Broadway shows, West Side Story and Gypsy - as well as the film, The Way We Were. He once wrote, "Entertainment is dessert, it needs to be balanced by the main course, theater of substance." He was responsible for a lot of both! He died at the age of 93. You can hear his last interview with Leonard from 2004.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
When Richard Leacock died in Paris on March 23rd at the age of 89, it marked the end of one of the great careers in documentary film. An esteemed director, cinematographer, and teacher, Leacock helped invent what became known ascinéma vérité, or "direct cinema." He and his colleagues influenced an entire generation of filmmakers, leading to a revolution in visual style that it still being worked out today. If you’re not familiar with his work you should check out “Primary” and “Monterey Pop.” Meanwhile, you can hear Leonard’s interview with him from 1999, when we were lucky to have had him on the show.
Friday, March 11, 2011
In 1989, Steven Soderbergh helped launch the independent film movement with Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Box office success followed with the Ocean's Eleven franchise, Traffic, and Erin Brockovich. But the filmmaker tells Kurt Andersen that he's ready to retire from movie-directing.
Friday, February 04, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Hollywood never produced a realistic movie about lesbian parents — until 2010's "The Kids Are All Right." It tells the story of two moms and their sperm donor, and it's now up for several Oscars. Last summer the writer-director Lisa Cholodenko told Kurt how she managed to make an accessible, touching film out of what could have been an outsider art-house flick.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Hollywood has never produced a realistic movie about lesbian parents — until now. In her new film "The Kids Are All Right," writer and director Lisa Cholodenko tells the story of two moms and their sperm donor. Cholodenko tells Kurt how she managed to make an accessible, touching ...