All posts by David Fear

  • Arrested Development: Edgar Wright Flashback

    Seven years ago, MovieMaker interviewed British director Edgar Wright about the second part of his Blood and Cornetto trilogy: the devilishly sharp cop-movie parody Hot...

  • Tom McCarthy Welcomes The Visitor

    A 50-something man walks into his New York City apartment. He opens the bathroom door and finds an unknown Zimbabwean woman stark naked in his...

  • Michael Haneke Plays Funny Games With Naomi Watts

    A family is traveling to their country vacation home. As they drive, the parents take turns playing “guess the classical composer” (Schubert? Brahms?) with the...

  • Tamara Jenkins Gets Savage

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A moviemaker workshops a script through the Sundance Institute, the finished feature gets accepted into the prestigious...

  • Michel Gondry: Requiem for a Dreamer

    Michel Gondry knows a thing or two about the human mind. Judging from the surreal music videos he’s concocted for the likes of Björk, The...

  • Do-it-Yourself Distribution

    It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar to hundreds of moviemakers: You’ve spent years pouring blood, sweat and tears (not to mention your rich uncle’s...

  • Confessions of a Gun-Crazy Hippie

    Vinterberg (on right) collaborates with fellow Dane Lars von Trier on Dear Wendy. If you happen to glance through the legendary moviemaking-manifesto-cum-mischievous-prank known as “Dogme...

  • In the Money: Danny Boyle Surprises with Millions

    There are several images that spring immediately to mind when discussing director Danny Boyle’s filmography—scheming flatmates, jaded junkies, rampaging zombies. Kids, however, are not his...

  • Charlie Kaufman: Outlaw Scribe

    Screenwriters have a tendency to operate by a specific set of traditional rules: Establish your characters and their situation, introduce a conflict, and resolve it....

  • Illeana Douglas’ Woolworth Touch

    Illeana Douglas may be blessed with one of the film industry’s most distinctive faces, but “ I always get the ‘Did we go to school...