Interviews - Screenwriters


Spinning Out: Edgar Wright on Baby Driver

Jamie Foxx, Lanny Joon and Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver (Photo by Wilson Webb, Copyright Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.)

Writer and director Edgar Wright has long been a fan of mixing tones and genres in his movies, from his celebrated feature debut Shaun of the Dead and its unofficial companion pieces (Hot Fuzz and The World’s End) to the…  Read more

By Jun 16, 2017

All Day and a Night: Josh and Benny Safdie on Good Time

Josh and Benny Safdie (Photo by Richard Koek)

I’m in the Safdie brothers’ office in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, looking at a giant Japanese King of New York poster, and we’re talking about fired FBI director James Comey, whose awkward dinner with Donald Trump has just hit the…  Read more

By Jun 16, 2017

Time Waits For No One: David Lowery on A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara in A Ghost Story (Photo courtesy of A24)

Most readers of this magazine will recognize David Lowery as the director of the breakout picture Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, a Malickian, modern-day Western containing a beautifully spare, elliptical romance between Casey Affleck’s Bob and Rooney Mara’s Ruth. More mainstream…  Read more

By Jun 16, 2017

Cosmic Mash-Up: James Gunn Talks Making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 With Bobcat Goldthwait

Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Sheer, unbridled glee — it’s not an emotion one would associate with today’s increasingly portentous blockbusters, their apocalyptic grimness ineffectively untempered by their series of rote one-liners. Indeed, while there is certainly a place for the adult-themed superhero movies following…  Read more

By Apr 13, 2017

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