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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: Chris McQuarrie — 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
    Director's Chair: Chris McQuarrie — 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

    Writer/director/producer Chris McQuarrie got his start with his acclaimed script for The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, which won him an Oscar. In 2000 he made his directorial debut with Th ...

    July 27, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Colin Trevorrow - 'Jurassic World'
    Director's Chair: Colin Trevorrow - 'Jurassic World'

    It’s been 23 years since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park wowed audiences worldwide (it was the highest-grossing film ever, until Titanic ) and re-wrote the book on VFX, bringing to magical — and scar ...

    June 12, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Paul Feig — 'Spy'
    Director's Chair: Paul Feig — 'Spy'

    After laboring for over a decade in the TV trenches, where the Emmy-nominated Paul Feig created the cult hit Freaks and Geeks and directed everything from The Office to Arrested Development and 30 Roc ...

    May 7, 2015

  • Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'
    Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'

    For millions of fans of The Police, the new feature-length film Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, based on guitarist Andy Summers’ 2006 memoir One Train Later, will be the next best thing ...

    April 6, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Leigh Whannell — 'Insidious Chapter 3'
    Director's Chair: Leigh Whannell — 'Insidious Chapter 3'

    Beloved by audiences and studios alike, well-made and original horror and suspense films have always provided great opportunities for neophyte directors like Leigh Whannell. After co-writing and actin ...

    April 6, 2015

  • Director's Chair: James Wan - 'Furious 7'
    Director's Chair: James Wan - 'Furious 7'

    After co-writing and directing the Saw and Insidious films, two of the most successful horror franchises of the last decade, Malaysian-born James Wan was tapped to helm Furious 7, the latest blockbust ...

    March 7, 2015

  • Oscar Wrap Up
    Oscar Wrap Up

    The party’s over! The dust has settled on the red carpet and the 87th Oscars – but surely not on the golden boys whom we assume are being lovingly polished and cradled by the winners as we speak. As f ...

    February 25, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'
    Director's Chair: Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

    Last July, director Richard Linklater, who first made a name for himself with the independent release Slacker, released his most heartfelt, idiosyncratic and ambitious film to date, the tour-de-force ...

    February 6, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Mike Leigh - 'Mr. Turner'
    Director's Chair: Mike Leigh - 'Mr. Turner'

    Over the course of 40 years, and some 30 films, British director Mike Leigh has amassed a body of work — including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing, Secrets & Lies, Life is Sweet and Nak ...

    January 9, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Ridley Scott - 'Exodus'
    Director's Chair: Ridley Scott - 'Exodus'

    Ridley Scott is one of the supreme stylists of contemporary cinema as such oft-imitated and seminal works as Blade Runner, Alien and Thelma and Louise make abundantly clear. Now the three-time Oscar-n ...

    December 9, 2014

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