All posts by Paula Schwartz

  • source url Sleuthy Blinders: In Darkness Director Anthony Byrne On Hitchcockian Thrillers, Writing with Partner Natalie Dormer

    In his new film In Darkness, Irish director Anthony Byrne takes the cat-and-mouse crime thriller perfected by Alfred Hitchcock and gives it his own twist....

  • A Life in Pictures: Ondi Timoner on Transitioning from Docs to Narrative, Patti Smith, and Casting the Iconic Photographer in Mapplethorpe

    Acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, Brand: A Second Coming, Jungletown), brings a punk rock sensibility to her work. At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in...

  • I Feel Pretty: Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn Talk Co-Writing Their Feature Debut

    Longtime writing duo Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn (Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Vow, and How to Be Single) make...

  • enter site Sittin’ Pretty: Amy Schumer Talks Taking the Producer’s Chair, Growing as a Comic, and the Message of I Feel Pretty

    “I’m well-versed in backlash,” Amy Schumer told me cheerfully. The remark was in response to my question about how she felt about the online haters...

  • Channeling Family Guy’s Stewie Into Churchill (Really): Brian Cox and Director Jonathan Teplitzky on Churchill

    Esteemed Scottish actor Brian Cox has played a number of formidable roles over his 50-year career, including King Lear, Hamlet, Trotsky, Stalin, Hannibal Lector, J....

  • A Different Way of Doing Things: Orthodox Moviemaker Rama Burshtein on Her Hasidic Rom-Com The Wedding Plan

    The Wedding Plan, the second feature by 50-year-old ultra-Orthodox Israeli writer/director Rama Burshtein, is a rom-com with the simplicity of a fairy tale and the...

  • here She’s Every Woman: In Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, Cate Blanchett Proves It’s All in Her (Interview)

    Cate Blanchett is every woman in Julian Rosefeldt’s feature film Manifesto, based on the German artist/director’s multi-screen video art installation, a hot ticket back in...

  • America the Strange: With the American Gods TV Adaptation, Neil Gaiman Reenters a World Gone Mad

    With three days to go before the premiere, Neil Gaiman’s loyal fanbase is eagerly awaiting the small-screen adaption, by the Starz network, of his trippy...

  • Accessing the Armenian Genocide: Christian Bale on Tapping Into Historical Suffering For The Promise

    The Promise, an old-fashioned romantic epic in the vein of David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago or Warren Beatty’s Reds, might not be the obvious film you’d...

  • "In the Saddest Moments, I Want to Do Comedy:" Lone Scherfig on Her Sparkling New Film, Their Finest

    Danish director Lone Scherfig’s new romantic dramedy, Their Finest, continues her love affair with British wit and sensibility. Their Finest stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin...