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Brian De Palma discusses his love of technology and coherent action with Scott Tobias at The Dissolve.
One of Roger Ebert’s last reviews was of the wonderful coming-of-age film tale, The Spectacular Now.
If you felt Crossing Over was an incomplete film, there’s a reason for that. Here’s Jack Giroux’s interview with director Wayne Kramer.
Matt Prigge attended a Blue Jasmine press conference and discussed the methods of Woody Allen with the cast.
As per usual, Calum Marsh poignantly examines the criticism directed towards Lindsay Lohan’s latest film, The Canyons.
Jason Bailey pens a fun little piece, detailing 10 great filmmakers’ top 10 favorite movies.
I would be doing a disservice to readers if I only linked to one piece on Slant Magazine. Check out the entire outlet here.
Over at Film Comment screenwriter/journalist Larry Gross interviews the infamous writer/director Paul Schrader.
Scott Mendelson discusses World War Z, and how it became America’s summer consolation pick.
Lastly, Greta Gerwig explains the story of a specific scene in Frances Ha.