Following extensive roundtables with some of the finest writers and actors this year, it’s time for the chat we’ve been looking forward to most: a discussion between 2013′s notable directors. Coming once again from The Hollywood Reporter, Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler) all gather to discuss their careers and latest works.
Among the topics discussed are finding a balance between art and commercial prospects — notably Russell’s relationship with Megan Ellison — as well the great debate between television vs. film. Stiller also opens about working with his Flirting with Disaster and his infamously violative sets, then the group discusses how they broke into the industry, film school, firing actors and more. It would have been nice to see the Coens or Martin Scorsese stop by, but we understand how preoccupied the latter is and it’s a great chat nonetheless. Check it out below in full, in which Russell reveals he has written an “emotional” horror film that Eli Roth is attached to direct.
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Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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