Acting

  • click “You Either Are an Actor or You Aren’t an Actor:” An Interview with Isabelle Huppert

    Good fortune and strategic diligence. Those, says Isabelle Huppert, are the key ingredients to a long, enviable career. The iconic French actress speaks simply and...

  • How to Get More From Actors: Rainbow Time’s Linas Phillips Asked Jay Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and More

    Don’t actors know that you have a million other things to do on your movie? They’re not the center of the universe! Wrong—they are. Or...

  • On-Set Chemistry: How The Pickle Recipe’s Michael Manasseri Learned the Weird Science of Directing

    INT. BANQUET HALL, METRO, DETROIT, 2015–DAY I’m sitting next to the camera as we film one of the opening scenes of The Pickle Recipe. Usually I...

  • Quick Change Artist: Costume is the Key to Accessing and Discarding Character, Says the Star of Hunky Dory

    “Clothes make the man.” — Mark Twain When director Michael Curtis Johnson and I decided to make Hunky Dory, we knew I had to commit...

  • “It’s A Statement”: Director Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly Talk Politics and Parenting in American Pastoral

    Prior its debut at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, American Pastoral had seen a long road to production.  Adapted from Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning...

  • 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...

  • Breaking Down the News: In Antonio Campos’ Christine, Rebecca Hall Find the Darkness That She’s Been Looking For

    The late Christine Chubbuck is more famous than one might expect of a local Sarasota journalist who focused on relatively mundane issues like zoning and...

  • Good and Bad Seeds: How Reenacting Crimes for the Vancouver PD Helped Me Grow My Indie Pot Thriller

    As a struggling actor in my early twenties my agent hooked me up with a gig acting for the local police department. They would hire...

  • Commanding Presence: Southside With You Swears Tika Sumpter In as a Talent to Be Reckoned With

    Tika Sumpter lets out her infectious laugh when asked if she produced and starred in Richard Tanne’s Southside With You in an effort to meet the woman...

  • Aging Bull: Robert De Niro Remains Ferocious as He Spars with Édgar Ramírez in Hands of Stone

    I had just arrived on the Croisette for this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was having lunch at my regular table at the Brasserie du...