By Jonathan Marlow
September 27, 2005 - 7:34 AM PDT

There are the books, the latest being Make Love... the Bruce Campbell Way, the comic books, and of course, the movies, and Bruce Campbell's movie of the moment is Man with the Screaming Brain, which he's directed and stars in. Campbell writes (Phase I), directs, produces and acts (II) and, with equal vigor, promotes (III). As Jonathan Marlow discovers, he does it all with a healthy sense of humor.

Page 09/27/2005 - 12:00am

By Jonathan Marlow

Graphic designer, music video and commercial director Mike Mills has made his first feature, Thumbsucker. In a wide-ranging and candid talk with Jonathan Marlow, he recalls the challenges and triumphs, confesses to an obsessive love for one film and speculates about his wide open future.

Page 09/20/2005 - 12:00am

By Jennie Rose

Ardent eco-activist David Brower didn't just leave behind a legacy of environmental legislation and preservation; he also left us exquisite, vivid footage of some of America's most valuable Western wilderness. Jennie Rose takes a look at Monumental, Kelly Duane's Brower documentary that tapped the Brower archives for what The Oregonian called "a feast of nourishing images - as well as a persuasive reminder of what exactly environmentalists are fighting for."

Page 09/19/2005 - 12:00am

By Sean Axmaker

"I was always just interested in arms trafficking because there is so much attention on drug trafficking, but this is so much more devastating," writer and director Andrew Niccol tells Sean Axmaker. Following the "social science fiction" of Gattaca, The Truman Show and S1m0ne, Niccol turns to the here and now in Lord of War.

Page 09/16/2005 - 12:00am

By David D'Arcy

As a sort of followup to his recent interview with D.A. Pennebaker, David D'Arcy speaks with another giant of the American documentary, Albert Maysles. With his late brother, David, Maysles has made some essentials of the genre - Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens - and he's even now working on several films all at once.

Page 09/12/2005 - 12:00am
By Jonathan Marlow
September 9, 2005 - 1:21 AM PDT

"God bless Hitchcock. He never won an Oscar and never gave us a second of boredom," Alex de la Iglesia has said. No one would ever accuse the Spanish director of boring an audience. In his latest film, El Crimen Ferpecto (The Perfect Crime), he hits again on a striking mix of violence and comedy. Jonathan Marlow asks him where all those outrageous ideas come from.

Page 09/09/2005 - 12:00am

By Jonathan Marlow

John Pierson, a major mover and shaker at the dawn of the American independent film movement of the mid-80s to mid-90s, author of Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes and host of the IFC series, Split Screen, got it in his head to take his family to Fiji, run a theater there and show movies for free. Jonathan Marlow talks to John, Janet, Georgia and Wyatt Pierson about their adventure and the film that captures their story, Reel Paradise.

Page 09/02/2005 - 12:00am

By Jonathan Marlow

In these days of penguins and politics, it's easy to forget that documentaries were once an extreme rarity in theaters. With Hoop Dreams, Steve James helped prove audiences would turn out for a great story, regardless of genre. Jonathan Marlow talks with James about how his latest, Reel Paradise, is unlike any film he's worked on before.

Page 09/02/2005 - 12:00am

By David D'Arcy

"The first time I ever held a camera with the intent of doing some real damage was on Daybreak Express." That was 1953. Bob Dylan eventually saw the five-minute short and agreed to have D.A. Pennebaker follow him around on his groundbreaking tour 12 years later. The result was Don't Look Back and the rest is film history. David D'Arcy talks to Pennebaker about his work and the future of documentaries in an age when nearly everyone has "a camera in their pocket."

Page 08/19/2005 - 12:00am

By Francine Taylor

In a summer when audiences are demonstrating their disapproval with standard Hollywood fare en masse, Peter Riegert (Animal House, Local Hero, The Sopranos) is offering them an alternative in the form of his first feature as a director, King of the Corner, featuring Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Eric Bogosian, Beverly D'Angelo, Rita Moreno and a host of other excellent yet underexposed performers. Of course, he's having to criss-cross the country to promote the film himself. Francine Taylor hears his story.

Page 08/12/2005 - 12:00am

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