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By Michael Guillébr />October 26, 2006 - 1:34 PM PDT

With Babel seeing a limited release this weekend, Michael Guillé/font> talks with screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga about this final installment of the trilogy (also his final work with director Alejandro Gonzáz Iñitu), about The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and about adapting his own novels.

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By Sean Axmaker
October 17, 2006 - 1:36 AM PDT

Both Clean, Shaven and Keane focus on men teetering on the edge of mental stability in search of their daughters. And yet the point of view of that focus is radically different. Sean Axmaker talks with Lodge Kerrigan about these two unique features and the film he shot in between, Claire Dolan.

Page 10/17/2006 - 12:00am

By Jonathan Marlow
October 10, 2006 - 11:13 AM PDT

Though the legend has been brought to the screen nearly two dozen times, British cinematographer-turned-writer/director Mark Duffield takes his Ghost of Mae Nak to new and deeply effective haunts. Jonathan Marlow asks him how he's pulled it off.

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By Jonathan Marlow
October 3, 2006 - 5:14 AM PDT

"Fabrice du Welz's Calvaire (The Ordeal) marks the high point so far of Eurohorror," wrote Salon's Andrew O'Hehir this summer. In his talk with the Belgian director, Jonathan Marlow hears that du Welz's next film will take him from the European flatlands to the jungles of Far East Asia.

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By Harvey F. Chartrand
September 29, 2006 - 12:12 AM PDT

A New Day in Old Sana'a, a tale of magic realism and the first full-length feature from Yemen, has been winning over audiences and juries at festivals around the world. Now, it hits a big one: the just-opened Vancouver International Film Festival, which runs through October 13. Harvey F. Chartrand talks with British-Yemeni writer and director Bader Ben Hirsi about how he pulled it off - and of course, about past and future projects.

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By Sean Axmaker
September 22, 2006 - 12:14 AM PDT

Following a slew of already-classic music videos, the remarkable Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the rousing Dave Chappelle's Block Party, French director Michel Gondry's playfully surreal new feature, The Science of Sleep, finally opens in US theaters. Sean Axmaker's got several question for him and, in turn, Gondry's got one for him.

Page 09/22/2006 - 12:00am

By Sean Axmaker
September 22, 2006 - 12:27 AM PDT

"The philosophy, honor, responsibility, what kind of person learns martial arts, how to use martial arts to help people. It's more important than just kick ass, beat up somebody... I put everything already in this movie, so I having nothing to say in the future. That's why it's my last martial arts film." Jet Li tells Sean Axmaker about Fearless.

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By Tony DuShane
August 18, 2006 - 2:25 AM PDT

For a conversation with Bent Hamer about casting Matt Dillon as Henry Chinaski, alter-ego of Charles Bukowski, in his new film, Factotum, you want someone who hosts a radio show called Drinks with Tony. You want Tony DuShane.

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By Jonathan Marlow
August 18, 2006 - 6:04 AM PDT

Jan Svankmajer doesn't grant interviews anymore, but he did make a rare appearance for a Q&A with Simon Field at the International Film Festival Rotterdam last fall when the fest screened his latest feature, Lunacy. Jonathan Marlow was there to listen in.

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By Hannah Eaves
August 11, 2006 - 7:06 AM PDT

Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance and enthusiastically embraced by audiences throughout the festival circuit, House of Sand is a gorgeous tale spanning half a century in a remote Brazilian landscape. Hannah Eaves talks with director Andrucha Waddington.

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