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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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  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    The 94th Academy Awards are almost here, and the nominations are in. Of course, there are the usual shocks, WTF moments and surprises. No Best Director nom for Denis Villeneuve’s impressive work on Du ...

    March 2, 2022

  • Director's Chair: Lauren Hadaway — <I>The Novice</I>
    Director's Chair: Lauren Hadaway — The Novice

    Up-and-coming filmmaker Lauren Hadaway got her start in post, where she built a successful career in sound editing and mixing. Her first big break was working as the dialogue supervisor for Quentin Ta ...

    February 25, 2022

  • Director's Chair: Joe Wright — <I>Cyrano</I>
    Director's Chair: Joe Wright — Cyrano

    British director/producer Joe Wright first grabbed Hollywood’s attention with his debut film, 2005’s Pride & Prejudice, which won a raft of awards and four Oscar nominations. He followed that up w ...

    January 5, 2022

  • Director's Chair: <I>Blue Bayou</I> - Justin Chon
    Director's Chair: Blue Bayou - Justin Chon

    Actor-turned-filmmaker Justin Chon is at the front of the new wave of Asian-American filmmakers. The Twilight Saga star took the Sundance Film Festival by storm in 2017 with his second film, the start ...

    October 8, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Sian Heder — <i>CODA</i>
    Director's Chair: Sian Heder — CODA

    Writer, director and showrunner Sian Heder first made a name for herself with her short film Mother, which was awarded the Cinéfondation Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her debut feature film, ...

    August 13, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - <I>Respect</I>
    Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - Respect

    Aptly titled Respect, the new film about Aretha Franklin follows the late music legend's career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, along the way chr ...

    August 9, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Aussie director Patrick Hughes’ 2017 movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard starred Ryan Reynolds as bodyguard Michael Bryce and Samuel L. Jackson as hitman Darius Kincaid in a gleefully over-the-top action fil ...

    August 4, 2021

  • Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — <I>The Water Man</I>
    Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — The Water Man

    British actor David Oyelowo is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, thanks to his starring roles in such films as Ava DuVernay’s Selma, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for hi ...

    April 20, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — <I>Minari</I>
    Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — Minari

    When American/Korean director/writer/producer Lee Isaac Chung debuted his latest film Minari at Sundance last year, it got a standing ovation, won the audience and grand jury prizes, and immediately e ...

    March 31, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Kelly Reichardt — <I>First Cow</I>
    Director's Chair: Kelly Reichardt — First Cow

    Post indie auteurs comfortably orbit the red hot sun that is big-budget, tent pole-driven Hollywood, more than happy to exchange their artistic vision and the eternal quest for financing for a shot at ...

    February 23, 2021

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