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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: David Fincher - 'Gone Girl'
    Director's Chair: David Fincher - 'Gone Girl'

    David Fincher first arrived on the scene with his 1992 sci-fi thriller Alien 3, and followed that up with Seven and The Game. Since then, he’s established himself as one of Hollywood’s most versatile ...

    October 8, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Shawn Levy - 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    Director's Chair: Shawn Levy - 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Although he may not be a household name, director/producer Shawn Levy is one of the most commercially-successful film directors of the past 15 years. To date, his films, including The Internship, Date ...

    September 8, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Tate Taylor - 'Get On Up'
    Director's Chair: Tate Taylor - 'Get On Up'

    With just one small comedy — the 2008 Pretty Ugly People — on his resume, Tate Taylor’s directing career got turbo-charged thanks to his 2011 triumphant and Oscar-winning The Help, which he also co-wr ...

    August 5, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Matt Reeves - 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    Director's Chair: Matt Reeves - 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    In 2011, the Fox reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis and a bunch of genetically-enhanced chimps who get ready to take over the world, turned into a ...

    July 10, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Doug Liman — 'Edge of Tomorrow'
    Director's Chair: Doug Liman — 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    HOLLYWOOD — Doug Liman first made his name directing the low-budget 1996 comedy Swingers, before proceeding to redefine the action spy thriller with the hugely successful The Bourne Identity, followed ...

    June 5, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Wally Pfister - 'Transcendence'
    Director's Chair: Wally Pfister - 'Transcendence'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since he became director Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer after shooting Memento a decade and a half ago, Wally Pfister has established himself as one of the top DPs in the busine ...

    May 6, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'
    Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'

    HOLLYWOOD — Writer-director Darren Aronofsky, whose last film, 2010’s Black Swan, won Best Picture and Best Director Oscar nominations, first made a big splash when his debut low-budget feature Pi won ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Justin Chadwick — 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'
    Director's Chair: Justin Chadwick — 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    HOLLYWOOD — Based on his 1994 autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles the inspirational life of the late Nelson Mandela, from freedom fighter to Nobel Peace Prize-winn ...

    March 6, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Peter Berg - 'Lone Survivor'
    Director's Chair: Peter Berg - 'Lone Survivor'

    HOLLYWOOD — Peter Berg may have started out as an actor in such shows and films as 21 Jump Street and Race For Glory, but it’s when he moved behind the camera that his career really took off, thanks t ...

    February 11, 2014

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    In terms of Oscar-worthy films, 2013 followed the usual release pattern; the first eight or nine months of the year saw a handful of potential contenders, including Fruitvale Station, The Great Gatsby ...

    January 15, 2014

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