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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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  • <I>The Handmaid's Tale</I>: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller
    The Handmaid's Tale: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller

    Crippling disease and pollution. Economic chaos. Civil war. Power-crazed leaders. Subjugated women. Revolution. If ever a show and its themes seemed like they were tailor-made for the COVID-19 era, it ...

    June 23, 2020

  • Streaming: Quibi's <I>The Stranger</I>
    Streaming: Quibi's The Stranger

    Despite increasing awareness — and protests about — the stark gender inequality and lack of diversity in Hollywood, women directors still find it hard to get projects made, unless they choose to direc ...

    June 8, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — <I>Greed</I>
    Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — Greed

    Since he made his feature film debut in 1995 with Butterfly Kiss, British writer/director Michael Winterbottom has helmed a wide variety of acclaimed movies, including Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, ...

    April 8, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Kate Woods directs Netflix's <I>Messiah</I>
    Director's Chair: Kate Woods directs Netflix's Messiah

    Australian director Kate Woods began her prolific career in TV down under, where she’s had a long association with ABC TV drama. Her episodes of G.P. , Phoenix and Janus were nominated for numerous AF ...

    February 7, 2020

  • Oscars: The nominations are in
    Oscars: The nominations are in

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

    January 22, 2020

  • 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

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