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SXSW: Five Questions for Mr. Roosevelt Writer/Director/Star Noël Wells

Mister Roosevelt

Texas-born actress and comedian Noël Wells (Master of None, SNL, The Incredible Jessica James) steps into the director’s chair with her SXSW-debuting feature Mr. Roosevelt, which mixes a sort of low-key melancholic humor of self-discovery with a series of broader…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2017

Mended Bond: Kris Avedisian and Jesse Wakeman on the Unpleasant Fraternity in Donald Cried

Donald Cried

Lacking appropriate words, forcing an uncomfortable embrace and remembering once-forgotten regrets are common symptoms during a chance encounter with an old friend who, through the passage of time and often distance, has become little more than a stranger. Once that…  Read more

By Mar 3, 2017

The Terror of the Text: Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart on Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart in Personal Shopper (Photo courtesy of IFC Films)

Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas’s latest feature, begins with a classic horror movie trope: an evening spent in a haunted house. Kristen Stewart plays expat Maureen — not a paranormalist or twentysomething thrill-seeker but a personal clothes buyer and stylist to…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017

Tom Hanks on Producing vs. Acting: Producers Don’t Get a Free Haircut

Tom Hanks is awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 11th Rome Film Fest. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

Most people know Tom Hanks as a two-time Oscar winning actor. Some would recognize him as the sometimes-director behind works including That Thing You Do!, and others know him simply as his often-nickname “America’s Dad.” But the beloved actor may not be as well…  Read more

By Nov 1, 2016


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