January 28, 2015
"It’s about what is selfish and what is selfless and the gray line that sometimes divides the two," says 'Match' writer/director Stephen Belber.
January 26, 2015
Before Cher, Madonna, P!nk or Lady Gaga, there was Sophie Tucker. Ahead of her time, this unconventional dynamo paved the way for generations of female performers and created a career that lasted 60 years. Although she was one ...
December 21, 2014
On his new album, Days Like These, actor Jeff Daniels goes for something rather bluegrassy. The title track features twangy acoustic guitar and bluesy vocals. The songs aren’t as tongue-in-cheek as tunes on previous albums. Not...
December 8, 2014
Marc Ribot may be best known for his contributions to many Tom Waits albums but the guitarist has played with a long list of great musicians that includes Elvis Costello, Elton John and Marianne Faithfull. He also has put out a...
November 19, 2014
Midway through Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, Florian Habicht’s documentary about the Brit-pop band, we find out just what motivated singer Jarvis Cocker to first form the group. He admits he was “shy” and fig...
September 21, 2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center recently recognized John Waters. Now more “insider” than “outsider,” the cult filmmaker finds himself at a curious crossroads. He’s currently touring the country with his monologue, “This Filt...
September 17, 2014
Indonesian-born 20-something stuntwoman Livi Zheng co-wrote, directed and starred in Brush with Danger. The thriller is the story of a brother (Ken Zheng) and sister (Livi Zheng) who immigrate illegally to the United States and...
August 18, 2014
In 2007, writer Christopher Barzak won the Crawford Award for his debut novel, One for Sorrow, the coming-of-age story of a teen who sees the ghost of a dead schoolmate. The book was turned into a film, Jamie Marks Is Dead, whi...
To date, director April Wright’s documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie has played in 40 theater–both indoor cinemas and drive-ins. Wright stopped at some 500 sites when making ...
July 22, 2014
Writer-director Richard Linklater spent 12 years making Boyhood, a new film that centers on a Mason (Ellar Coltrane), a 12-year-old boy whose parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) have recently divorced. Linklater filmed ...