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Marshall Fine Interview

Paul Haggis Speaks in Third Person

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.

Interview: Richard Ayoade Seeing Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gloomy, claustrophobic and haunting, Richard Ayoade's second film, The Double, has been described by some as a dark comedy, a label that leaves Ayoade scratching his distinctive head.

Interview: Griffin Dunne and The Discoverers

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since someone offered Griffin Dunne the chance to be the star of a movie. Or at least one that he wanted to star in. So when Justin Schwarz approached him with The Discoverers, Dunne was ready to say yes -- and is glad he did.

The Woman Who Shot Elaine Stritch

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After almost 20 years in the business, Chiemi Karasawa made the move from being a script supervisor on feature films to being a producer who made documentaries. When she started making Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, she had no intention of playing musical chairs right into the director's seat as well.

Joyce Maynard Discusses Pie Crust -- and Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyce Maynard admits that her favorite scene in Jason Reitman's film of her novel Labor Day is one that wasn't in the book.

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance.

Interview: Keeping August Wilson Alive

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If there was a Mount Rushmore for the faces of America's greatest playwrights, Ruben Santiago-Hudson says, August Wilson's face would be among them.

Interview: Bruce Dern Speaks... and Speaks

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In one sense, actor Bruce Dern is an interviewer's dream: He's pithy, quotable and voluble. In another sense, Dern is an interviewer's nightmare: You ask one question and never get the chance to ask another, because he's got so much to say.

Interview: Tim Roth Talks About Broken

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Roth, who has played his share of shifty and blood-thirsty types in a film career of three decades, plays a reasonable, caring solicitor in north London. The actor brings a quiet strength to the role.

Interview: Getting to the Bottom of The Summit

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as he started talking to people for his documentary, The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan had his own skeptical view of mountain climbers and the risks they take.

Interview: Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch's Life in Haute Cuisine

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mazet-Delpeuch, in her early 70s, is in town to talk about Haute Cuisine, a film loosely based on her experiences as personal chef for French president Francois Mitterand and her year-long-plus tenure as cook for a research lab on an island off Antarctica.

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

Actor Josh Pais gets Touchy Feely

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was a moment that actor Josh Pais has grown increasingly used to: someone coming up to him (in this case, outside a theater where a film he was i...

Interview: The Rising Career of John Hawkes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.

On the BorderLine at Karlovy Vary

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.

Interview: Ziad Doueiri Talks About The Attack

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, the film took Doueiri six years to bring to the screen, much of it spent trying to adapt the novel with collaborator Joelle Touma, his wife, and an almost equal period trying to find the money to film in Israel and Palestinian territories.

Interview: Terence Stamp and Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 74, his eyes are still exceptionally blue and a little bit mischievous. He sits calmly, listens to a question about how often he is offered roles like the one he plays in Unfinished Song, and smiles.

Interview: Geoffrey Fletcher on Violet & Daisy

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Geoffrey Fletcher smiles when Violet & Daisy is described to him as feeling like a strange mash-up of Tarantino and Wes Anderson.

Sarah Polley and the Stories She Tells

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stories We Tell -- Sarah Polley's third as a director -- looks at Polley's family history, focusing on the story of her mother, Diane, who died when Polley was 11. Polley uses the film to explore the central mystery of her own life: her real parentage.

Finding Out What Maisie Knew From the Adults Around Her

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Onata Aprile is at the center of the film as Maisie, in an almost eerily natural, watchful performance. She always seems to be in the camera's focus, while the marital squabbles and romantic entanglements explode in the background.

Xan Cassavetes Makes an Un-vampire Movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Xan Cassavetes didn't set out to make a vampire film. In fact, though her newest film is called Kiss of the Damned, opening today (5/3/13), she's still not convinced she has.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism -- a very different thing.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism - a ...

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."