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, and you should definitely check it out.  Larysa sat down with me to... 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 Derek, how are you? I’m doing well, how are you doing? I’m doing... 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. BFR: First off, congratulations. Your film is fantastic. Glodell:... Read More

Interview with Ólöf Arnalds

I’ve had a serious crush on a woman named Ólöf Arnalds for a little over a year now. I first became acquainted with her through an interview on NPR. She’s a musician from Iceland, and I really, really dig her stuff. She’s currently touring to promote her sophomore album titled Innundir Skinni. I badgered her label, One Little Indian Records, to get me a few minutes for an interview when she came to play Salt Lake City, and... Read More