Category Archives: Interviews

June 02

Interview: Director Steve James talks Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the story of Abacus Federal Saving Bank and the Sung family that runs it. To date, the bank is still the only federal bank to be indicted for fraud in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. Therefore, the film is a tale of family, community, perseverance, and the unequal […]

January 23

Interview: Michaël Dudok de Wit talks The Red Turtle

In his feature film debut, Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit has crafted a wonderful piece of visual storytelling in The Red Turtle.  Teaming up with the famous Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli and the French production studio Wild Bunch, Dudok de Wit’s story relies entirely on the animation to convey the mood and themes […]

February 13

Kiara C. Jones Talks Romantic Comedies, Diversity in Hollywood, and Why This Critic Got it Wrong.

There are certain things that are a given when conveying ones thoughts on film in a public sphere. The most common one being that not everyone will agree with your view. Being able to take what you dish out comes with the territory. So it was not a surprise to see an email from director/producer/writer […]

October 22

Interview: Trish Stratus, Cody Hackman and Allan Ungar on Gridlocked

The action-packed film Gridlocked recently had its Canadian premier at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The film follows a former SWAT leader, David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell), and a Hollywood actor, Brody Walker (Cody Hackman), as they, and a few select SWAT members, find themselves fighting off mercenaries intent on entering their facility and stealing […]