“Zooms are Totally Underutilized”: Bo Burnham on Eighth Grade at SXSW 2018

Elsie Fischer in Eighth Grade

The movie: Eighth Grade The Plot: Shy and uncertain (except when doling out life advice on her sparsely followed vlog), eighth grader Kayla (a revelatory Elsie Fisher) struggles through her last days of middle school. The Interviewee: Bo Burnham. Eighth…  Read more

By Mar 15, 2018

Mélanie Laurent on Galveston, Affordable Song Rights and Directors (Not) Working with Actors at SXSW 2018

Elle Fanning and Ben Foster in Galveston

The movie: Galveston The Plot: On the run from a New Orleans mobster (Beau Bridges), a dying hit man (Ben Foster) and a sex worker (Elle Fanning) hit the road for the titular location. Based on the novel by True…  Read more

By Mar 14, 2018

“How Do You Communicate Backstory, Motivation and Theme Without Dialogue?” A Quiet Place Screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck at SXSW 2018

Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

The movie: A Quiet Place, which served as the opening night film of the 25th South By Southwest Film Festival The plot: A family struggles to survive in silence on a rural farmstead amid a flock of sonically acute creatures…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2018

DP Rachel Morrison on Black Panther, Scaling Up for Marvel and 10-Hour Days

Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther

I’ve never interviewed a cinematographer who thought they had enough time or enough money — not once, no matter how big or how small the movie. With Black Panther, Rachel Morrison moved from the indie world to the gilded soundstages…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2018

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