Melanie Lynskey on ‘The Intervention,’ Relatable Characters and New Zealand’s National Treasures

by Britt Hayes 16 hours ago
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Melanie Lynskey is one of the best actors working today, and though you may not immediately recognize the name, you’ve undoubtedly seen and enjoyed her work many times over the last two decades. From her big screen debut in Peter Jackson’s 1994 drama Heavenly Creatures to her recent role in HBO’s Togetherness (RIP), Lynskey has been consistently fascinating to watch. Her latest film is The Intervention, a delightful and poignant story about a group of longtime friends who gather for a weekend retreat and, perhaps unwisely, plan to confront two married pals about their troubled relationship.

‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Alvarez on Stephen Lang, Audience Reactions and Why Trailers Can’t Ruin Movies

by Britt Hayes 3 days ago
Three years after delivering his visceral remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, director Fede Alvarez returns with Don’t Breathe, an inventive new thriller that puts a nasty spin on the home invasion genre. Alvarez’s latest follows three amateur criminals that get way more than they bargained for when they target the home of a reclusive blind man, played by the intimidating Stephen Lang. I had a chance to speak with Alvarez before a recent screening in Austin, Texas, where he discussed the making of his new film, Lang’s crucial role, and whether he thinks movie trailers are too revealing.

Daniel Radcliffe and Director Daniel Ragussis on ‘Imperium’ and Changing Minds

by Erin Whitney August 17, 2016 @ 8:41 AM
In one scene in Daniel Ragussis’ feature film debut, Imperium, Daniel Radcliffe sports a shaved head, a white power T-shirt, throws up the Nazi salute and spews racial slurs at his African-American colleague. Radcliffe is genuinely terrifying and convincing as a white supremacist, a far cry from playing the world’s most famous wizard, and it’s one of his best performances yet.

Gareth Edwards On How He Filmed a Darth Vader Scene in ‘Rogue One’

by Erin Whitney July 15, 2016 @ 4:49 PM
Jonathan Olley
Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains in movie history. We haven’t seen him since Anakin Skywalker first donned the famous black suit at the end of Revenge of the Sith, but in Gareth Edwards‘ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ Vader is back.

‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople’ Star Sam Neill on Taika Waititi, Wine and That Time Sigourney Weaver Crucified Him

by Britt Hayes June 22, 2016 @ 1:07 PM
The Orchard
Sam Neill is a prolific actor, perhaps more so than most people seem to realize. Best known to a particular generation for roles in Jurassic Park and Event Horizon, Neill’s long and fascinating career can’t really be reduced to a certain genre or character type. So it’s both pleasantly unexpected and not at all surprising to see him as a curmudgeonly and stoic, but ultimately kind-hearted uncle in Hunt For the Wilderpeople, the adventurous new coming-of-age comedy from Taika Waititi — the director of What We Do in the Shadows, who also recently signed on to helm Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel.

Andrew Stanton and Lindsey Collins on ‘Finding Dory,’ Making Sequels, and What They Learned From Steve Jobs

by Matt Singer June 14, 2016 @ 10:29 AM
“I like that the title of your outlet has one of our characters’ names in it.” Those were the first words spoken by Andrew Stanton, director of Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and John Carter, as we start our phone interview about his newest creation, Finding Dory. And he’s right. By coincidence, ScreenCrush shares half a name with Crush, one of the scene-stealing sea turtles from both Nemo and Dory (voiced, as it turns out, by Stanton himself).