Interview…Joe Kraemer on the Score to ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot’

Over the last 23 years, composer Joe Kraemer has seen his fair share of stories. His resume is full of everything from short films to Hallmark Channel flicks to the biggest Summer blockbusters. But his latest might be the most complex project to date. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot really is […]

Interview…Composer Roger Suen on the Varied Musical Palette of ‘Ms. Purple’

Composer extraordinaire, Roger Suen, has lent his expertise to numerous feature films, television series and documentaries. A Southern California native, Suen studied music composition as an undergraduate then graduate student at UCLA and CSUN. Suen’s diverse music portfolio includes scoring additional music for Guillermo Del Toro’s four-time Oscar winning film The Shape of Water, Netflix’s […]

Interview…Composer Federico Jusid on the New Sound of Netflix’s ‘Watership Down’

Award-winning composer, Federico Jusid, is a multifaceted artist with many titles including concert pianist, conductor, and film and theater producer. He is best known for scoring the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language film, The Secret in Their Eyes, which Federico composed with Emilio Kauderer. Earlier this year, Federico completed the score for “This Is Us” creator Dan […]

Interview…Famke Janssen on the Emotional Connection to Character in ‘Asher’

Famke Janssen is an actor we’ve followed for years after making her mark on the Bond and X-Men franchises. We were fortunate enough to speak with her some years back at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival where she screened her directorial debut, Bringing Up Bobby (click these links to check out our written and video […]

Interview…Ludwig Göransson Goes the Distance with ‘Creed II’

2018 has been a tremendous year for Swedish-born Ludwig Göransson. He’s composed music to five films released this year alone to say nothing of his TV and songwriting credits. A phenomenal musician, and, seemingly, the hardest working man in the business, he’s quick to shrug off the praise, but his output is as varied as it […]

Video Interview…Ella Hunt on the Music and Jolly Good Fun in ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

Anna and the Apocalypse may be the only “Zombie Christmas Musical” you’ll ever see, but it will also be the best one. As such, we were thrilled that the lead, one Ella Hunt, was in Texas to promote the festival darling. We had an absolute blast interviewing the actor/singer/zombie slayer about the jolly good, sing-songy ride. John […]

Video Interview…Rich Moore and Phil Johnston on ‘RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET’

Of all the Disney movies, princess or otherwise, Wreck-It Ralph is easily my favorite. And why wouldn’t it be? It is entertaining, highly inventive, hilarious, and infinitely quotable. Further, it was cast to perfection, has a fantastic score by Henry Jackman, and then, of course, there’s a great message for everyone – something Rich Moore and […]

Interview…Film Music Composer Andrew Morgan Smith on the Score of ‘You Might Be the Killer’

Andrew Morgan Smith is a veteran film music composer who has scored over twenty feature film and television projects. In the last five years, he has scored more than forty-five projects across all media. He has also worked with and provided additional music for Nathan Furst, the composer of Act of Valor and Need for […]

[Fantastic Fest Interview]…Director Adrian Panek on the Beauty and Hope of ‘Werewolf’

At Fantastic Fest, we fell in love with Werewolf, the second feature film from Polish writer-director Adrian Panek. His bleak narrative tells the story of a group of children who, having just survived the Holocaust, find themselves preyed upon by a pack of wolf dogs. As stated in our capsule review (read it here), there’s […]

[Fantastic Fest Interview]…’You Might Be the Killer’ Creative Team Discuss Story and Love of ’80s Slasher Films

In the span of three and a half days at Fantastic Fest this year, I saw eleven films. That might not seem like much, but when you are covering the fest, writing reviews and interviewing talent, you run out of time real quick. To say that going to bed at 4:30 AM became the norm […]

[Fantastic Fest Interview]…Director Jim Hosking and Co-Writer David Wike on the Absurd Hilarity in ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’

In 2014, we spoke with Jim Hosking about his segment ‘G is for Grandad‘ in ABCs of Death 2 (check out that interview here). It was a brief glimpse into his mad style before he began work on the now divisive film The Greasy Strangler. Our good buddy Bryan Kluger (who runs BoomstickComics.com) loved it, so […]

[Fantastic Fest Interview]…Director Adesh Prasad and Composer Jesper Kyd on ‘Tumbbad’

In the rural village of Tumbbad, young Vinayak has heard the stories of an ancient fortune held by his family for years, but is warned against attempting to attain the treasure lest he fall victim to the demon who guards it. He instead cares for his great-grandmother, a decrepit crone who must remain sated or […]

Interview…Bill Duke on Nic Cage, and LSD Nightmare Fuel in Panos Cosmatos’ ‘Mandy’

This year, more than a month before Halloween, Panos Cosmatos is set to unleash his latest film on the horror masses. If you’ve seen Beyond the Black Rainbow, then you have a pretty good idea what to expect, and his sophomore effort is just as nebulous. While the narrative is slightly more linear and discernible, […]

Video Interview…’KIN’ Writers/Directors Jonathan & Josh Baker on Grounded Sci-Fi and the “Anti-Blockbuster”

Jonathan & Josh Baker are Australian born, Los Angeles based directors. While Kin marks their feature-directing debut, the brothers are established commercial directors, and are part of an acclaimed roster of directors at David Fincher‘s production company, RESET. The Bakers have made a name for themselves telling fanciful stories with a grounded and honest flair. […]

Exclusive: Video Interview…Ben Dickey on the Life and Times of Blaze Foley in Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’

Seasoned actor, Ethan Hawke, steps behind the camera to direct Blaze, a film about little-known country music star, Blaze Foley. In the film, real-life musician, Ben Dickey, stars as the titular unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement. Dickey, in his first acting role, is simply magnetic as the soft-spoken Foley. We caught […]