Interviews - Directors


Inhabiting the Role: Todd Haynes on May/December

Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in Todd Haynes's May December (Photo by Francois Duhamel, courtesy of Netflix)Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in May December (Photo by Francois Duhamel, courtesy of Netflix)

Todd Haynes’s May December, which premiered this year at the Cannes Film Festival and was snatched up by Netflix almost immediately, marks a return to the kind of expressive women’s drama for which the director is arguably most beloved. Think…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

Holiday Misfits: Alexander Payne on The Holdovers

Dominic Sessa as Angus Tully and Paul Giamatti as Paul Hunham in Alexander Payne's The HoldoversDominic Sessa and Paul Giamatti in The Holdovers (Courtesy of Focus Features)

Before The Holdovers, director Alexander Payne and actor Paul Giamatti hadn’t worked together in nearly two decades. After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2004, their Oscar-winning comedy Sideways went on to garner countless awards and generate profitable…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

Risk On: Chloe Domont on Fair Play

Phoebe Dynevor as Emily in Fair PlayPhoebe Dynevor in Fair Play (Photo by Sergej Radovic, courtesy of Netflix)

With credits on high-profile TV series like Suits, Star Trek: Discovery and Billions, writer-director Chloe Domont had experiences in the entertainment industry where she felt like she had to adapt to the boys club. Those experiences, as well as the…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

“It’s Disturbing to Me How Relevant They Are”: Gregg Araki on New Restorations and His Teen Apocalypse Trilogy


In the late 1980s, Gregg Araki began making movies. He made films on a shoestring budget with a do-it-yourself mindset–not due to any kind of loyalty to the auteur theory, but the constraints of what he had at his disposal.…  Read more

By Sep 13, 2023

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