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By Jonathan Marlow
April 25, 2006 - 4:36 AM PDT

"It's too early to start coining the term 'T-Horror,' but Taiwanese scarefest The Heirloom could kick-start a whole new subdivision of Asian psychodramas along with its established Japanese and South Korean cousins," wrote Derek Elley in Variety last fall. Jonathan Marlow talks with young director Leste Chen about his groundbreaking feature and his admiration for Kim Ji-woon and Iwai Shunji.

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By John Esther
April 21, 2006 - 2:47 AM PDT

Once The Syrian Bride enters into an arranged marriage, she'll never be allowed to return to Israel again. "Like all wedding films, it's essentially a comedy, albeit a sad one," wrote J. Hoberman in the Village Voice. John Esther talks with director Eran Riklis.

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By Jonathan Marlow
April 19, 2006 - 4:55 PM PDT

When he saw Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story at Slamdance, Jonathan Marlow called it "one of the most emotionally draining docs that I've seen in ages." Here, he talks with husband-and-wife filmmakers Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim about their award-winning work, screening this weekend at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

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By Heather Johnson
April 18, 2006 - 10:28 AM PDT

From Busby Berkeley to Mel Brooks, Herschell Gordon Lewis to Star Wars, there's something for every taste when it comes to DVD box sets. But sorting through all the options can be overwhelming. Heather Johnson helps collectors fill their shelves by picking out some of the best in movie boxes.

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By David D'Arcy
April 14, 2006 - 8:18 AM PDT

Known in the early 90s for his highly unusual (and highly entertaining) approach to music docs (e.g., Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King), filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig disappeared for a while only to return with a work that reaches miles farther and deeper. David D'Arcy talks with him about his moving portrait, The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

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By Jonathan Marlow
April 12, 2006 - 6:57 AM PDT

With Breakfast on Pluto out on DVD, now's an excellent time for Jonathan Marlow to sit down with Neil Jordan and talk through the fantastic and realist aspects of his oeuvre.

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By David D'Arcy
April 5, 2006 - 2:15 PM PDT

While covering the New Directors/New Films series for GreenCine Daily, David D'Arcy nabbed a chance to talk with Michael Cuesta about his new film, Twelve and Holding, his debut feature, L.I.E., and his work for television, which includes an upcoming series about a serial killer who only kills other serial killers.

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By David D'Arcy
March 29, 2006 - 1:19 AM PST

40 years since his first short, just over 30 since his first feature, Shivers, David Cronenberg is still subverting expectations. In a wide-ranging conversation, David D'Arcy asks him about his latest, A History of Violence, his Canadian origins, the Crash controversy, going to Tangiers with William S. Burroughs, the Dead Ringers TV series... for starters.

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By David D'Arcy
March 26, 2006 - 11:42 PM PST

This latest from David D'Arcy is a two-parter, really. Following an overview of several highlights at the recent International Festival of Film on Art in Montreal, he talks with Danielle Schirman, who makes films about objects that have made such a profound impact on our lives we never even think about them.

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Hany Abu-Assad: "I want to know more"
By John Esther
March 19, 2006 - 11:38 PM PST

Winner of last year's Blue Angel Award for Best European Film and the Amnesty International Award for Best Film, Paradise Now was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. John Esther talks with director Hany Abu-Assad.

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