All posts by Paula Schwartz

  • "We Still Have Something to Prove:" Amma Asante on Directing A United Kingdom

    In A United Kingdom, Amma Asante’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Belle, the British director brings to the screen another gripping real-life interracial love story...

  • source url Keep ’Em on the Edge of Their Seats: For Lion Screenwriter Luke Davies, Movies Must be Visceral and Emotional

    Luke Davies is a critically acclaimed poet, novelist, screenwriter and essayist born and raised in Sydney, Australia—and now the up-and-coming filmmaker (at the age of...

  • Children in Peril: Why A Monster Calls Director J. A. Bayona is All About Intensity

    J. A. Bayona is best known for children-in-jeopardy-themed films: the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie The Orphanage (2007), and The Impossible (2012), about the 2004...

  • Charlotte Bruus Christensen: Why the Danish DP Was the Surprisingly Perfect Choice to Lens Fences

    Danish cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, known for her work with countryman Thomas Vinterberg (Submarino, The Hunt and Far From the Madding Crowd) was not the...

  • Scant Screentime, Huge Impact: Liam Neeson Looms Large in A Monster Calls and Silence

    Liam Neeson is having a big week. First up, he voices a benevolent but scary monster in the form of an enormous gnarled tree in...

  • The Camera is a Dancer: DP Linus Sandgren Walks Us Through How He and Damien Chazelle Shot La La Land

    Colors pop like old-fashioned jelly beans in La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical about struggling artists Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) who fall...

  • click here “I Discovered One of the Most Interesting Women Ever:” An Interview with Jackie Director Pablo Larraín

    Previously known for his 2012 film No and 2015 film The Club, Pablo Larraín has sprung into the limelight this fall as Chile’s star filmmaker. The...

  • follow url “Americana With a Hint of Jaundice”: DP Seamus McGarvey Talks Style, Mood of Nocturnal Animals

    Tom Ford, the director, writer and producer of Nocturnal Animals, turned up at a Bafta screening last night with stars Michael Shannon, Amy Adams and...

  • watch Delving into Trauma: Natalie Portman Navigates Imitation and Real-Life Horror in Jackie

    Natalie Portman, who in real life neither looks nor sounds at all like Jacqueline Kennedy, completely transforms herself in Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s Jackie. Her ethereal...

  • see Checking Your Privilege: White Girl Director Elizabeth Wood Navigates Sex, Drugs and Racial Stereotypes

    The title of Elizabeth Wood’s audacious narrative feature debut, White Girl, alludes to Leah, a college student on a New York coming-of-age adventure, played fearlessly...