Category Archives: Interviews

Oscar winning makeup artist Lucy Sibbick talks about Darkest Hour and the final season of Game of Thrones

Speaking from her home in Hertfordshire, just before she was set to jump on a plane to Ireland to work on the final season of Game of Thrones, we caught up with Oscar winning makeup artist Lucy Sibbick to talk about her work on transforming Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.... Continue Reading

Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding (Yellow) Fingers: Behind-the-scenes where The Simpsons and Planet Earth II are scored in Los Angeles

It’s a hot afternoon in Los Angeles. The Oscars just passed by a few days earlier. I’ve jumped into an Uber to an address given to me in Santa Monica. Like so many buildings in Los Angeles, I arrive at something of a non-descript location; nothing but a door in front of a building that could be anything from an apartment complex, to an insane asylum.... Continue Reading

Interview: Pitch Perfect 3 star Hana Mae Lee on working with Ruby Rose, DJ Khaled & the art of kissing with Starburst Wrappers

Pitch Perfect had such a great reception when it was first released in December of 2012, it has now spawned a triliogy. But perhaps it’s of little surprise; it was such a fun concept that bought some great stars like Anna Kendrick to the forefront and showed us a slightly different take on the musical genre (remember Cups?). It took what was usually a drama-centric category and punched it in the face with some upbeat musical Capella standoffs and mostly cringe-worthy, but hilarious comedy. Much of this comedy came from the likes of Hana Mae Lee’s extremely shy but aggressively eccentric character of Lily… and of course the Aussie fan-hit “Fat Amy” played by Rebel Wilson.... Continue Reading

Interview: Wes Anderson talks about crafting the doggos with the cast of Isle of Dogs

Since his debut feature Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson has defined an artistic style all his own, creating a truly unique aesthetic atop which he has delivered colourful characters and funny, touching and original stories, across films such as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which received 9 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture.... Continue Reading

SXSW Interview: Timur Bekmambetov and Shazad Latif on new techno-thriller Profile

During our time at SXSW Film Festival this year, we got to sit with director Timur Bekmambetov and actor Shazad Latif to chat about their new film, Profile. Adapted from Anna Erelle‘s In the Skin of a Jihadist, the film looks at the complex online relationship that develops between an “undercover” reporter and a jihadist, shot entirely through the reporters computer (and social media accounts, e-mail and Skype).... Continue Reading

Interview: Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson and Australia’s own Katherine Langford talk about the acclaimed teen drama

Love, Simon has quickly become something of a phenomenon.  Before it officially hits Australian cinemas, its critical response worldwide has been unanimously positive (its Rotten Tomatoes score currently sits at 91%), and celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell, neither of whom have had anything to do with the film personally, have bought out theatre sessions in the US purely to give more people the chance to see this affecting film.... Continue Reading

Interview: Jeremy Workman and Matt Green on the making and meaning of The World Before Your Feet

There are very few documentaries out there that can offer the very of-the-now perspective The World Before Your Feet can. The latest film from Jeremy Workman focuses on subject Matt Green and his endlessly interesting, definitely obsessive, and slightly odd “project”. Anyone who follows his blog would already know; Green has taken it upon himself to walk every street in New York City. He has been walking for over 2,000 days now, and somehow Workman has managed to capture just a fraction (though conceptually a huge piece) of this journey over the past few years.... Continue Reading