Interviews - Screenwriters


“Arrogance and Confidence Comes with Film School and That Age”: Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir, Shooting 16mm and Film School

Tom Burke and Honor Swinton Byrne in The Souvenir

There are many movies about making movies, far fewer about film school. Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir (the first in a diptych—part two is supposed to shoot this summer) grounds itself in the early ’80s at the UK’s National Film and Television…  Read more

By May 15, 2019

Wong Kar-wai on Screenwriting, Patience and His Next Feature, Blossoms

Wong Kar-wai and Hawaii International Film Festival executive director Beckie Stocchetti

A debate over power napping (“Hong Kong people have never even heard of that!”) proved least of the memorable things covered by Wong Kar-wai during his appearances at this past winter’s Hawaii International Film Festiva Taking time off from introducing films,…  Read more

By May 1, 2019

“This Movie’s Explicitly Nonvisual”: Olivier Assayas on Non-Fiction

Juliette Binoche and Vincent Macaigne in Non-Fiction

Writers and publishers, politicians and performers deal with a changing cultural landscape in Non-Fiction, the latest feature from writer and director Olivier Assayas. A snapshot of Parisian society about to succumb to the digital generation, it’s also a surprisingly supple…  Read more

By May 1, 2019

“When They Think They’re Safe, That’s When You Get Them”: Pet Sematary Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer on Revisiting Stephen King’s Most Unsettling Novel

Jason Clarke in Pet Sematary (Kerry Hayes© 2018 Paramount Pictures)

I first watched Pet Sematary on a family vacation when I was 11 years old—well, watched may be a bit of an exaggeration. My older sister and I made it through the second appearance of Pascow’s rotting corpse before we retreated…  Read more

By Apr 15, 2019

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