Filmmaker Zachary Sluser On Making The Driftless Area

 

I got a chance to speak to director Zachary Sluser about his feature film debut of making The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, and Zooey Deschanel.

 

Jim: Hey Zach, how are you?

 
Zach: I’m good, how are you Jim?
 

Jim: I’m great, before I get into the movie, I was looking over your bio…

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Home Movie Review


Director: Tim Johnson
Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You always do good work. However, not great work like your brother and sister, Pixar and Disney. This brings me to your latest feature film, Home. And, I have…

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Indie Darling "It Follows" Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

 

 

It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics into trumpeting it as an allegory for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. But boy is that interpretation a downer. Where’s the fun in A…

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Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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July 21, 2004
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Reviews For the Manchurian Candidate and The Bourne Supremacy. Both Are Looking Good.

— Posted by John Campea

Screen Daily has just run reviews for both The Manchurian Candiate and The Bourne Supremacy and both are very positive. If you’ve been on the prowl for an intelligent thriller…

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July 21, 2004
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Carnahan Out of MI:3, Abrams In?

— Posted by John Campea

TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Mission Impossible 3 or FilmForce Mission Impossible 3

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July 21, 2004
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Zhang Ziyi Lands Lead Role in Memoirs of a Geisha!

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There was an awful lot of buzz around Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi following the release of Crouching Tiger, and for good reason – not only is she very, very easy…

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July 20, 2004
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Hey! It’s Another DVD Giveaway! Two Lady Snowblood Films Could Be Yours!

— Posted by John Campea

Yes boys and girls we’re giving stuff away again. This time it’s a wee trivia contest and if you manage to answer a bunch of my pointless questions you could…

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July 20, 2004
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Bubba Reviews Blue Spring and Lady Snowblood

— Posted by John Campea

Hey kids ‚Ķ I‚Äôve got a wee stack of DVDs piling up awaiting review and making me feel guilty so in a joint effort to whittle the pile down some…

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July 20, 2004
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Steamboy Review and Director Interview

— Posted by John Campea

The Japan Times – an English language Japanese newspaper – has just published a review of the long awaited anime film Steamboy, and an interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo. Check…

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July 19, 2004
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The Public Votes on that Horrid “Fullscreen DVD” Nonsense.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay look folks. I’ll say it right outta the can so you can catch my “bias” and “propaganda” right outta the heap: Fullscreen DVDs are silly and dumb. No really….

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July 18, 2004
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More Details on Born To Fight!

— Posted by John Campea

Someone just threw a couple of interviews with Ong Bak fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai online and, man, this guy’s flat out insane … the stuff he’ll do for the camera…

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July 18, 2004
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A Brief, But Very Sweet, Interview With Robert Rodriguez About Sin City

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks at Aint It Cool have just posted a short, but tantalizing, with Robert Rodriguez about his soon to release adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City. I have…

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July 17, 2004
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Bubba Interviews TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer Colin Geddes!

— Posted by John Campea

One of the things that separates the Toronto International Film Festival from other festivals worldwide is its steadfast refusal to lock themselves into any particular box. While some festivals focus…

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July 16, 2004
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Shark Tale

— Posted by John Campea

Dreamworks Pictures is set to release SharkTale and the trailer is now available from the official website. I found the button on the main page wasn’t working, so you have…

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July 16, 2004
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Mean Creek and its trailer. When Stand by Me Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong.

— Posted by John Campea

If you took the happiness of Requiem for a Dream, and crammed it into the wonder of ‘youthful outdoor exploration’, you may end up with something that looks an awful…

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July 16, 2004
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The Last Unconquered Battle Ground: Truth. Enter Documentaries.

— Posted by John Campea

It all starts here: “Get outta the front seat, I was there first!” “No you weren’t” “Yes I was…” …..And: Repeat. Fast forward a couple scores and we still haven’t…

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July 16, 2004
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Jack Black is Green Lantern. Let the Black/Green Jokes begin.

— Posted by John Campea

Now, they don’t list a source for this currently, but here, aintitcool.com is saying that Jack Black is slated to be the Green Lantern. Warner Bros. is controlling how this…

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July 16, 2004
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New Sky Captain Trailer and Footage Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this has been posted all over the net already, but it’s so good it definitely bears repeating. There’s a new trailer for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,…

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July 16, 2004
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Serenity Animated Prequel? A Live Action Trilogy?

— Posted by John Campea

Some interesting news from the set of the Serenity movie … for those who don’t know Serenity is the feature film adaptation of Joss Whedon’s stellar (bad pun. bad, bad…

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July 16, 2004
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Trailer for Jet Li’s Danny The Dog Online

— Posted by John Campea

Of the work that Jet Li has done outside of China the best stuff has surprisingly come not from the US but from France in his work for Luc Besson’s…

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July 15, 2004
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I, Robot reviews

— Posted by John Campea

Love or hate Will Smith, one has to admit that from time to time he can bring some pretty entertaining characters to life on the screen (I‚Äôm not a big…

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