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Examined Life: Mia Hansen-Løve on Things to Come

Isabelle Huppert in Things to Come (Photo by Ludovic Bergery)Isabelle Huppert in Things to Come (Photo by Ludovic Bergery)

There are only a few minutes of calm at the beginning of Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature Things to Come. In a prologue two years before the film’s narrative kicks off, philosophy professor Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is on seaside vacation with…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2016

High Tide: Kenneth Lonergan on Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea (Photo courtesy of Claire Folger, K Period Media)Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea (Photo courtesy of Claire Folger, K Period Media)

“…If it is true to say that, in essence, the tragic hero is intent upon claiming his whole due as a personality, and if this struggle must be total and without reservation, then it automatically demonstrates the indestructible will of…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2016

Seizure, Midnight Express and Platoon: An Excerpt from The Oliver Stone Experience

Publicity photo of the real William "Billy" Hayes with Brad Davis (left), from The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams), courtesy of Oliver Stone and Ixtlan ProductionsPublicity photo of the real William "Billy" Hayes with Brad Davis (left), from The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams), courtesy of Oliver Stone and Ixtlan Productions

[Editor’s note: the following interview is an excerpt from Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Oliver Stone Experience, out September 13 from Abrams Books. This excerpt from Seitz’s book-spanning interview with the director covers Stone’s life and career from his first feature, Seizure, through the production…  Read more

By Aug 30, 2016

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Lights Out, The Rules of Horror and Collaborating with James Wan

Lights OutLights Out

Eric Heisserer bristles at the label of horror movie screenwriter. It’s understandable. While his produced credits include a Final Destination sequel and the remakes of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heisserer points out that he has authored…  Read more

By Jul 27, 2016


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