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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: 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

  • DIrector's Chair: Baltasar Kormákur — <i>Adrift</I>
    DIrector's Chair: Baltasar Kormákur — Adrift

    Baltasar Kormákur seems to be obsessed with sea-faring tales, which is hardly surprising as the Icelandic director and producer was born in Reykjavik, and grew up surrounded by the ocean. He first mad ...

    July 3, 2018

  • Director's Chair: David Leitch — <I>Deadpool 2</I>
    Director's Chair: David Leitch — Deadpool 2

    Following the success of last year’s punk-noir, take-no-prisoners Atomic Blonde, which starred a kick-ass Charlize Theron in the title role, director David Leitch seemed like the natural choice to tak ...

    May 18, 2018

  • Director's Chair: John Curran — <I>Chappaquiddick</I>
    Director's Chair: John Curran — Chappaquiddick

    A powerful politician with presidential ambitions. A scandal. A death. A possible cover-up and attempt to muzzle the press.

    April 16, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Guillermo del Toro — <I>The Shape of Water</I>
    Director's Chair: Guillermo del Toro — The Shape of Water

    Since bursting onto the scene — and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, Cronos, Mexican writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro has established himse ...

    March 15, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Luca Guadagnino — <I>Call Me By Your Name</I>
    Director's Chair: Luca Guadagnino — Call Me By Your Name

    Luca Guadagnino, the award-winning Italian director, screenwriter, producer and artist, first arrived on the international scene in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed film, I Am Love, starring frequen ...

    February 9, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — <I>Lady Bird</I>
    Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird

    Over the past decade, actress Greta Gerwig has appeared in some 40 movies, cementing her growing reputation as one of Hollywood’s brightest and most engaging new stars. Her acclaimed performances incl ...

    January 19, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>
    Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok

    The “God of Thunder” is back, although you may not recognize him at first without his trademark long locks and hammer. But then, a lot has changed since his last outing, the 2013 global blockbuster, T ...

    November 10, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Jon Watts — <I>Spider-Man: Homecoming</I>
    Director's Chair: Jon Watts — Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man’s back, and a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, now enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in earnest in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homeco ...

    July 10, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Doug Liman — <I>The Wall</I>
    Director's Chair: Doug Liman — The Wall

    Doug Liman first made his name directing the 1996 low-budget cult hit comedy, Swingers, before proceeding to redefine the action/spy thriller with the hugely successful, The Bourne Identity, which spa ...

    May 16, 2017

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