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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: Todd Solondz - 'Dark Horse'
    Director's Chair: Todd Solondz - 'Dark Horse'

    HOLLYWOOD — Indie director Todd Solondz first burst on the scene with Welcome to the Dollhouse, his acclaimed 1995 film about a relentlessly bullied, shy 7th grade girl, which won the Sundance Grand J ...

    September 4, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Marc Webb - 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
    Director's Chair: Marc Webb - 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    HOLLYWOOD — With a name like Marc Webb, the director was probably predestined to helm The Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth film in the multi-billion-dollar-grossing franchise — even though Webb’s last f ...

    August 13, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'
    Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'

    HOLLYWOOD — Director/writer/producer Len Wiseman, who began his career as a storyboard and conceptual artist as well as an art department assistant on such Roland Emmerich blockbusters as Independence ...

    July 2, 2012

  • Director's Chair: William Friedkin - 'Killer Joe'
    Director's Chair: William Friedkin - 'Killer Joe'

    HOLLYWOOD — Even if he never directed another film, William Friedkin would always be remembered as one of the greats thanks to two iconic and highly influential films — 1971’s thrilling The French Con ...

    May 31, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Barry Sonnenfeld - 'Men in Black 3'
    Director's Chair: Barry Sonnenfeld - 'Men in Black 3'

    CULVER CITY — Black suits and shades. Aliens. Neuralyzers. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Yep, the men of Men in Black are back for the third installment of director Barry Sonnenfeld’s sci-fi comedy ...

    May 14, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'
    Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'

    HOLLYWOOD — The line between live action and animation is becomingly increasingly blurred these days, with some very high-profile cross-fertilization going on. After directing the first three films in ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Wim Wenders - 'Pina'
    Director's Chair: Wim Wenders - 'Pina'

    HOLLYWOOD — German director Wim Wenders has long been ranked as one of the major directors of world cinema, thanks to such diverse and acclaimed films as Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Until The End O ...

    March 5, 2012

  • Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'
    Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since his first, aptly-titled 1975 feature Shivers, writer-director David Cronenberg has produced a uniquely-personal body of work, including The Fly, Dead Ringers, Scanners, Crash, A Hist ...

    January 27, 2012

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    When it comes down to Oscar-worthy films, 2011 pretty much followed the usual trend — the end of the year was packed with such serious, prestige projects as The Descendants, The Artist, The Iron Lady, ...

    December 29, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Clint Eastwood - 'J. Edgar'
    Director's Chair: Clint Eastwood - 'J. Edgar'

    CARMEL, CA — As an actor, Clint Eastwood remains one of Hollywood’s last great male icons. But over the course of four decades and some 40 films, the star has also metamorphosed, not into some musty a ...

    December 21, 2011

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