Interviews - Screenwriters


Animal Collective, David Lynch and the Marines: Elegance Bratton on The Inspection

Jeremy Pope and Raúl Castillo in The Inspection

While it’s been 35 years since the release of Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s U.S. Marines drama that featured R. Lee Ermey showering young male recruits with derogatory four-letter words, numerous films have sought to further emphasize the dehumanizing nature…  Read more

By Nov 18, 2022

“Carrots Played an Important Part in the Whole Process”: Jerzy Skolimowski on EO

Eo (courtesy of Sideshow and Janus films)Eo (courtesy of Sideshow and Janus films)

In a year that saw the passing of Jean-Luc Godard, it’s astonishing to see a sometimes overlooked fixture of golden age European art cinema, Jerzy Skolimowski, directing one of his strongest films now—with a donkey for a star, no less.…  Read more

By Nov 17, 2022

Apartment Stories: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on Something in the Dirt

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson in Something in the DirtAaron Moorhead and Justin Benson in Something in the Dirt

While the line “I want to believe” is most associated with The X-Files, today’s onslaught of conspiracy theorists and ravenous fact-deniers change that mantra to the more desperate “I need to believe.” After all, who needs objectivity or visual proof…  Read more

By Nov 9, 2022

“It’s Not Precisely an Image, It’s More Like a Sensation”: Quentin Dupieux on Incredible But True

Léa Drucker as Marie in Incredible But TrueLéa Drucker as Marie in Quentin Dupieux's Incredible But True

One of the funniest movies of 2022 is Quentin Dupieux’s Incredible But True. On November 8, it’s available on streaming and Blu-ray from Arrow, but as far as I know, it has no American distributor since its world premiere in…  Read more

By Nov 2, 2022

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