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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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  • 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

  • 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

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