Interview with Noah Baumbach about Frances Ha

  If you haven’t seen Frances Ha yet and are able to do so, go see it.  I couldn’t recommend it more, especially if you’re a fan of Noah Baumbach who sat down with me at the San Francisco International Film Festival to discuss the film, co-writing and directing leading lady Greta Gerwig, why he doesn’t want you to ask him if he wants to direct a superhero... Read More

Interview With Tabloid Director Errol Morris

Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris is currently on the festival circuit with his new film Tabloid, about a former Ms. Wyoming who may or may not have kidnapped a Mormon missionary, chained him up in a ‘love cottage’ for three days and raped him. At least that is one version of the story out of many.  What I do know is that I couldn’t be more excited... Read More

SFIFF – Interview With Azazel Jacobs and Creed Bratton of Terri

Terri held the honor of the Centerpiece Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year. It’s directed by Azazel Jacobs, written by Patrick DeWitt and stars John C. Reilly, Creed Bratton, and Jacob Wysocki.  Terri first screened at Sundance and had locked down distribution even before that (it should be coming to a theater near you sometime soon!).  Azazel... Read More

SFIFF – Interview with the Director of The Whistleblower, Lisa Kondracki

In this photo (L to R): Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bolkovac and Larysa Kondracki Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower was one of the most talked about films about SFIFF 54.  I personally loved the film, read my review here.  It’s a powerful potrait of human-trafficking and government cover ups that took place in Bosnia in the early 2000s.  It’s gritty and compelling,... Read More

Interview with Derek Cianfrance director of Blue Valentine

In the name of We Got This Covered, Palisades Mediagroup offered a chance to speak with director Derek Cianfrance about his film Blue Valentine. It’s been the talk of the film world since it wowed audiences at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.  The Oscars may have mostly overlooked the little film, but I’m a huge fan.   Here’s what Derek had to say. Hi... Read More

Sundance – Interview with Lucky McKee director of The Woman

While we at BFR were not big fans of Lucky McKee’s The Woman, it’s always fun to hear what the director has to say.  Especially considering the shocking subject matter of the film.  He was kind enough to answer a few questions for me, here’s what he had to say: BFR: First, congratulations on your film, The Woman. Having it selected to be screened at Sundance... Read More

Sundance – Interview with Matthew Chapman director of The Ledge

In the wake of having his film picked up by IFC, Matthew Chapman, the director of The Ledge chatted with me for a while about religion and politics, his film, and a bit about his great, great grandfather, Charles Darwin. BFR: Thanks for talking to us, Matthew.  And congratulations on your film and having it screened here at Sundance. Matthew Chapman: It’s an honor, indeed. I... Read More

Sundance – Interview with Madeleine Olnek director of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

In what was, perhaps, the most pleasant exchange I’ve had with a filmmaker showcasing his or her film at Sundance this year, I spoke with director Madeleine Olnek. Her film, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is a pleasant surprise among the usually darker films in the Park City at Midnight category at Sundance.  Here’s the text of that interview. BFR: Thanks... Read More

Sundance – Interview with Bellflower director Evan Glodell

The festival is coming to a close, and Bellflower is still standing out in my mind as one of my favorites, certainly one of the most unforgettable. Evan Glodell (the guy in the bloody t-shirt), the film’s director, writer, star, producer and editor, was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions for BFR. The interview is below. And check out the film’s review here. ... Read More

Slamdance – Interview with Bhopali director Max Carlson

Max Carlson directorial debut is documentary called Bhopali, examining the effects that still plague the citizens of India after a huge gas leak in 1984 from factory owned by the company, Union Carbide.  Thousands were killed instantly, and tens of thousands have been affected since then.  No one is demanding Union Carbide take responsibility, and the Indian government isn’t... Read More