Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Shepherd’ Director Russell Owen

New British horror Shepherd is about a grief-stricken widow (played by Tom Hughes) who applies for a job as a shepherd on an isolated Scottish island. Once there, he experiences nightmares, visions and loses touch with reality. We spoke to director Russell Owen about filming…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Hit-Monkey’s Nobi Nakanishi

Never disregard the monkey business in this one, for you’ll see red. Blood red. After seeing his entire clan killed, a smart but temperamental Japanese macaque (Fred Tatasciore) sets out for revenge. Yes, a macaque. It’s impossible to do it alone, of course, and so assistance…

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INTERVIEW: Clifford the Big Red Dog’s Izaac Wang

Ever since his multi-hyphenated introduction as Boun in Raya and the Last Dragon, it’s been a challenge to separate the character and his voice actor, Izaac Wang. How can you, really, when the sprightliness, charm and kindness of Captain Boun is a combination that is…

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INTERVIEW: ‘The Green Knight’ Composer Daniel Hart

The visuals and the sounds of David Lowery’s The Green Knight combine to make an overwhelming experience. The stunning cinematography and use of colour are a huge reason why it’s so good, but so is the aural landscape – the sound design and score. We…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Son of Monarchs’ Director Alexis Gambis

In order to push cinema forward, Alexis Gambis is reaching back to the medium’s foundations.  A biologist-turned-filmmaker, he uses experimental flourishes to reposition science in movies as something to entrance audiences instead of merely a tool to provide explanation. Where most would look at the…

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INTERVIEW: Director Joanna Hogg discusses ‘The Souvenir Part II’

Joanna Hogg is known for her films exploring upper-middle class English families, depicting at times excruciating social awkwardness and the complicated dynamics of relationships through her meticulous blocking, exquisite framing and astute writing. Hogg works in a loose, improvisational style, similar to Mike Leigh; instead…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Blue Bayou’ Star Linh-Dan Pham

In Justin Chon’s latest film Blue Bayou, amid the struggle to deal with an unfeelingly issued deportation order, tattoo artist Antonio LeBlanc (Chon himself) finds comfort in a kind Vietnamese-American customer named Parker. Played by Linh-Dan Pham in a heart-rending performance, Parker turns out to…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Shang-Chi’ Production Designer Sue Chan

If you ask around, people will have different answers to “What is the most beautiful thing in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?” The mainstream-level representation. Or the success during the pandemic. Maybe the costumes. The action. Tony Leung, specifically his eyes. In…