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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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  • Oscar Contenders
    Oscar Contenders

    The 92nd Academy Awards, which take place earlier this year on Feb 9th, are almost here, and the nominations will soon be in. And as usual, the spring and summer releases and biggest box office films ...

    January 3, 2020

  • Directing: <I>Bombshell</I>
    Directing: Bombshell

    The cleverly titled new film Bombshell couldn’t be more timely. Based on the real-life Fox News scandal that erupted in 2016, it tells the story of the women — including star anchor Megyn Kelly (playe ...

    December 20, 2019

  • Directing: <I>Little Women</I>
    Directing: Little Women

    Writer-director Greta Gerwig may have a slim resume as an auteur, but it’s an impressive one. With her first film, Lady Bird, the acclaimed indie actress stepped behind the camera and made an assured ...

    December 16, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Derrick Borte — <I>American Dreamer</I>
    Director's Chair: Derrick Borte — American Dreamer

    Writer/director Derrick Borte began his career as a painter. After receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Old Dominion University, he earned a Masters of Arts in Film and Media Studies at Parsons/T ...

    November 7, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Julius Onah — <I>Luce</I>
    Director's Chair: Julius Onah — Luce

    Luce, the latest film from Nigerian American writer/director/producer Julius Onah, is a smart, unnerving psychological thriller that couldn’t be more timely in today's America of the Black Lives Matte ...

    August 28, 2019

  • 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

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