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Iain Blair
Iain Blair has interviewed industry's top filmmakers, including George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Brett Ratner, Rob Reiner and many, many more.

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  • Director's Chair: Ron Howard — <I>Pavarotti</I>
    Director's Chair: Ron Howard — Pavarotti

    Many people would probably give their right arm for Ron Howard’s career; after all, he’s done it all in Hollywood. The former child star of The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days not only successfully ...

    June 6, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Dan Pritzker — <I>Bolden</I>
    Director's Chair: Dan Pritzker — Bolden

    Buddy Bolden. Never heard of him? Not many people have, but for many musicians he’s the unsung American hero who invented Jazz and was then largely forgotten.

    May 8, 2019

  • Director's Chair: David F. Sandberg — <I>Shazam!</I>
    Director's Chair: David F. Sandberg — Shazam!

    There are superhero origin films that take themselves oh-so-seriously (you know who you are). And then there’s New Line Cinema’s latest member of the club, Shazam!

    April 24, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Jon Baird — <I>Stan & Ollie</I>
    Director's Chair: Jon Baird — Stan & Ollie

    As the old quip goes, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” And the new Sony Pictures Classics film Stan & Ollie shows just how hard the latter is.

    March 29, 2019

  • Oscar Contenders
    Oscar Contenders

    The 91st Academy Awards, which take place on February 24th, are almost here, and the nominations have been made. As usual, the spring and summer releases and biggest box office films of the past year, ...

    February 8, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Adam McKay — <I>Vice</I>
    Director's Chair: Adam McKay — Vice

    Writer/director/producer Adam McKay became one of the most successful comedy directors in Hollywood thanks to such hits as the Anchorman franchise, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, The Other Guys, and ...

    January 28, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Rob Marshall — <I>Mary Poppins Returns</I>
    Director's Chair: Rob Marshall — Mary Poppins Returns

    Rob Marshall was probably destined to direct the new Mary Poppins film, a sequel to the 1964 Disney classic. After all, the former dancer and choreographer’s name has virtually become synonymous with ...

    December 4, 2018

  • <I>A Star Is Born</I> director Bradley Cooper
    A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper

    Most actors who take on their first gig as a director opt for a modest, low-profile project that allows them to learn the ropes without too many risks attached and to make the inevitable mistakes that ...

    November 12, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Eli Roth — <I>The House With A Clock In Its Walls</I>
    Director's Chair: Eli Roth — The House With A Clock In Its Walls

    Director/producer/writer/actor Eli Roth isn’t just one of Hollywood’s most successful quadruple-threats. He’s also established himself as a go-to brand for horror fans — one guaranteed to chill and th ...

    September 26, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Marc Turtletaub — <I>Puzzle</I>
    Director's Chair: Marc Turtletaub — Puzzle

    It’s fitting that Puzzle, the new film from the Oscar-nominated director and producer Marc Turtletaub, looks and feels like a period piece. While the fast-paced modern world occasionally intrudes in t ...

    August 21, 2018

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