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'Where the fuck were you?' Interview with John Landis, director of The Blues Brothers & Three Amigos!

'Where the fuck were you?' Interview with John Landis, director of The Blues Brothers & Three Amigos!

On the subject of business in Hollywood, veteran John Landis -- director of classics such as The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos! and Animal House -- pulls no punches.

Right for the <em>Jugular</em> -- new Australian thriller comes to my lounge room

Right for the Jugular -- new Australian thriller comes to my lounge room

Australian feature film Jugular opens this year's Melbourne Underground Film Festival. In it my friend goes crazy and there's a scene in my apartment. Allow me to explain.

On a bleed to know basis: interview with Dror Moreh, director of The Gatekeepers

On a bleed to know basis: interview with Dror Moreh, director of The Gatekeepers

Dror Moreh scored the coup of a lifetime when he sat down to talk to all surviving heads of Israeli intelligence agency, the Shin Bet. His Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers explores the grey areas of war and terrorism.

Interview with Michael Winslow, Police Academy's Man of 10,000 Sound Effects

Interview with Michael Winslow, Police Academy's Man of 10,000 Sound Effects

As the 'Man of 10,000 Sound Effects', his reputation precedes him. And speaking to Police Academy's Michael Winslow doesn't disappoint.

Video: interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of <em>The World's End</em>

Video: interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of The World's End

After the halcyon highs of my bone-jittering 4D interview with The World's End director Edgar Wright, things came crashing back to earth when I sat down for a chat with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Video interview: taking The World's End director Edgar Wright into the fourth dimension

Video interview: taking The World's End director Edgar Wright into the fourth dimension

Have you ever watched a film critic interview a major film director inside a 4D cinema, while watching a 4D movie? Let's assume the answer is no. Therefore, you've come to the right place.

'Have I made a difference in the world?' Interview with James Cromwell, star of Still Mine

'Have I made a difference in the world?' Interview with James Cromwell, star of Still Mine

Academy Award nominated character actor James Cromwell has appeared in dozens of popular film and TV shows since the 1970s -- but never, until now, in a lead role. Cromwell reflects on life, death, legacy, working as an ageing actor and much more.

'The tactics of Scientology': filmmaker v Assange, WikiLeaks v the world

'The tactics of Scientology': filmmaker v Assange, WikiLeaks v the world

The response to acclaimed director Alex Gibney's WikiLeaks documentary may say more about the current state of the organisation than anything in his film. I talked to Gibney -- and somehow got caught up in the maelstrom.

'Moments that happen one time': interview with Derek Cianfrance, writer/director of The Place Beyond the Pines

'Moments that happen one time': interview with Derek Cianfrance, writer/director of The Place Beyond the Pines

Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to his 2010 head turner Blue Valentine has guns, shoot-outs and Ryan Gosling -- but it's also a daring and unconventional work. There was plenty to talk about.

'You guys have got a thumb up your ass': interview with Marlon Wayans, writer/star of A Haunted House

'You guys have got a thumb up your ass': interview with Marlon Wayans, writer/star of A Haunted House

Marlon Wayans isn't known for critically acclaimed work. But comedy is subjective and sometimes -- as he says of the critical populace -- "you guys have got a thumb up your ass."