Liberation Day – Interview with Laibach and director Morten Traavik

In 2015 the industrial group Laibach became the first Western band to ever play a concert in North Korea—a ludicrous state of affairs, and the strangest choice of band there could have been, given Laibach’s history of political provocation. The event is documented in the film Liberation Day (named for the fact that they played … Continue reading Liberation Day – Interview with Laibach and director Morten Traavik

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Oliver Assayas talks Kirsten Stewart, Technology and Val Lewton

Director Olivier Assayas came of age in Paris ’68—a fact that has influenced many of his films. Through the 1980s he worked for Cahiers du Cinema as a film critic while making his own start as a filmmaker–he calls that early exposure to the art of cinema his film school. More than any other French filmmaker, he sees film … Continue reading Oliver Assayas talks Kirsten Stewart, Technology and Val Lewton

David Lynch: The Art Life – Interview With Director Jon Nguyen

David Lynch: The Art Life is now in UK cinemas, it's a very revealing and insightful documentary on David Lynch's mindset and covers his life right up to making his debut feature length film Eraserhead. It's also very funny, the story of him smoking weed and seeing Bob Dylan and storming out is worth the price … Continue reading David Lynch: The Art Life – Interview With Director Jon Nguyen

Stephen Woolley Interview – The Crying Game, The Palace Years & Brexit

I had the great pleasure of talking to Stephen Woolley to tie in with the Blu-Ray re-release of The Crying Game which is still his most successful film. It became a surprise smash hit in the US after a disappointing UK release partly due to the marketing job by Miramax to sell it as a "sexy … Continue reading Stephen Woolley Interview – The Crying Game, The Palace Years & Brexit

Interview with Aaron Brookner

Aaron Brooker has saved his uncle Howard Brookner's seminal documentary on William S. Burroughs from being lost forever. He discovered all the rushes in Burrough's infamous bunker and eventually a pristine print at MoMa which is what they used for the restoration. The restored version of Burroughs The Movie was eventually released on Blu-Ray by the prestigious Criterion … Continue reading Interview with Aaron Brookner