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Stephen Chbosky talks “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, Blu-ray extras, and his favorite teen films

The film is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Rian Johnson talks “Looper”, Bruce Willis’ voiceover, and “Breaking Bad”

The director talks to IFC about his past and future projects.

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Shirley Manson on Garbage, Azealia Banks and being a CEO

Seven years ago, Garbage broke up. The band that brought us the chart-toppings anthems “Stupid Girl”, “Happy When it Rains” and “Supervixen” was done with the music industry that helped them sell millions of records and bring their music to the masses. The 90s alt rock band was formed by Butch Vig, Steve Marker and […]

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Chantal Claret talks Bond theme songs, zombies, and how her daddy killed a man

The bad girl of blue-eyed soul has a shout out for Daniel Craig.

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Heavy talk with the directors of “Last Days Here”

“There are tons of people who enjoy rock and roll. Bobby is rock and roll.” That’s co-director Demian Fenton on Bobby Liebling, the subject of his new documentary “Last Days Here.” Liebling is the lead singer of Pentagram, a heavy metal band from Maryland that has become one of the genre’s biggest cult legends despite […]

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The directors of “Undefeated” tackle high school football

“You keep doing the right thing. And good things will happen to you.” Those are the words of high school football coach Bill Courtney to his team, the Manassas Tigers. Based on the incredible power of “Undefeated,” the film about Courtney and the Tigers, one has to assume that its directors, Dan Lindsay, and T.J. […]

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason on flying pigs

Nick Mason opens up about Syd Barrett and about making the right sounds at the right time.

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“Bullhead”‘s director and star steer the conversation

The race for the Academy Awards is a high-stakes, high-pressure game. But Michael R. Roskam and Matthias Schoenaerts, the writer/director and star of “Bullhead,” a brutal and beautiful nominee for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film, seemed downright relaxed as we chatted in their New York hotel room three weeks before the big show. The […]

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Separating fact and fiction with “A Separation” director Asghar Farhadi

As I was packing up my briefcase after our interview, director Asghar Farhadi made one request through his interpreter, Sheida Dayani: quote his words precisely. He’d been misquoted before, he told me, and he didn’t want it to happen again. This struck me as an interesting request, since Farhadi’s superb film, the Spirit Award and […]

Famed ’70/80s director Randal Kleiser on “Getting It Right” and giving up on big-budget Hollywood films (photo)

Famed ’70/80s director Randal Kleiser on “Getting It Right” and giving up on big-budget Hollywood films

With the possible exception of Steven Spielberg, no 1980s filmmaker was responsible for more watershed Generation X films than Randal Kleiser: starting with “Grease” in 1978, Kleiser created a seemingly neverending series of coming-of-age films, including “Summer Lovers,” “The Blue Lagoon,” “Flight of the Navigator” and “Big Top Pee Wee,” that continue to entertain and […]