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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: Emerald Fennell — <I>Saltburn</I>
    Director's Chair: Emerald Fennell — Saltburn

    Writer/director Emerald Fennell has long established herself as a provocative, prolific and hugely talented multi-hyphenate in film, television and theatre. As an actress, her credits include memorabl ...

    February 22, 2024

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    With all the strikes and labor disputes, still-sparse post-COVID audiences, and ongoing threats from streamers and AI, 2023 was a trying year for the business industry of Hollywood. On the bright side ...

    February 21, 2024

  • <I>The Holdovers</I>: Alexander Payne shoots his first period film
    The Holdovers: Alexander Payne shoots his first period film

    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 Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Screenpla ...

    December 14, 2023

  • Director's Chair: Gareth Edwards — <I>The Creator</I>
    Director's Chair: Gareth Edwards — The Creator

    British director Gareth Edwards got his start when his debut feature, Monsters, a low-budget independent film, premiered at SXSW in 2010 and went on to screen at Cannes. The acclaimed sci-fi thriller ...

    October 16, 2023

  • Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie — <I>Dumb Money</I>
    Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie — Dumb Money

    Director Craig Gillespie is well-known for his irreverent, sharp and offbeat comedy sensibility, on display in such films as the Oscar-winning I, Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl and Cruella. His latest ...

    October 4, 2023

  • Director's Chair: Sam Hargrave — <I>Extraction 2</I>
    Director's Chair: Sam Hargrave — Extraction 2

    Director Sam Hargrave knows how to make an action film. His first one, Netflix's 2020 action thriller Extraction, was a global blockbuster that introduced star Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, a fearles ...

    August 30, 2023

  • Director's Chair: Antoine Fuqua — <I>The Equalizer 3</I>
    Director's Chair: Antoine Fuqua — The Equalizer 3

    Director Antoine Fuqua has a gift for making highly charged emotional dramas and action films, and when he first collaborated with Denzel Washington on the acclaimed 2001 crime thriller Training Day, ...

    August 24, 2023

  • Director's Chair: Dexter Fletcher directs <I>Ghosted</I> for Apple TV+
    Director's Chair: Dexter Fletcher directs Ghosted for Apple TV+

    Over the past few years, British director Dexter Fletcher has seen his career get turbo-charged, thanks to such acclaimed global hits as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. His new film, Ghosted, streami ...

    May 4, 2023

  • Oscar Contenders
    Oscar Contenders

    The 95th Academy Awards are almost here (March 12th), and the nominations are in. Of course, there are the usual shocks and surprises. One of the biggest surprises was the Oscar love for multiverse ad ...

    March 2, 2023

  • Director's Chair: James Gray — <I>Armageddon Time</I>
    Director's Chair: James Gray — Armageddon Time

    For his last film, Ad Astra, writer/director James Gray headed to outer space. For the one before that, The Lost City of Z, he headed to the Amazon jungle. For his latest drama, whose title Armageddon ...

    February 13, 2023

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