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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: 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

  • Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'
    Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'

    HOLLYWOOD — Over the past 15 years, since his 1996 feature debut Citizen Ruth, director/writer Alexander Payne has created a small but potent body of work, including Sideways (which won him the ’05 Os ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Gary McKendry - 'Killer Elite'
    Director's Chair: Gary McKendry - 'Killer Elite'

    NEW YORK — Stylish Irish writer/director Gary McKendry cut his teeth in the advertising industry, where his award-winning work at Chiat Day on Reebok and Nynex campaigns established his reputation and ...

    October 12, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie - 'Fright Night'
    Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie - 'Fright Night'

    HOLLYWOOD — Aussie director Craig Gillespie worked as an award-winning commercial director for 15 years before making his feature debut with 2007’s Mr. Woodcock, but the film’s dark comedy didn’t test ...

    September 2, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'
    Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

    TORONTO — Since bursting onto the scene — and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, Cronos, Mexican writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro has establi ...

    August 15, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'
    Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'

    HOLLYWOOD — Following in the footsteps of his father, writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, director Jake Kasdan has carved out a successful career bouncing between movies and television, with the focus on ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Todd Phillips - 'The Hangover II'
    Director's Chair: Todd Phillips - 'The Hangover II'

    HOLLYWOOD — Forget the old saw about comedy not getting any respect — Todd Phillips single-handedly demolished that perception with his blockbuster The Hangover, which grossed a staggering $468 millio ...

    June 13, 2011

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