Low Tide centers on several teenage boys (Keean Johnson, Alex Neustaedter, Daniel Zolghadri) who rob houses from out-of-towners on the Jersey Shore. When Alan’s (Johnson) younger brother Peter (Jaeden Martell) stumbles on a stash of gold coins during one of their excursions, all bets are off when greed and betrayal enter the picture. Alex Neustaedter had my attention several years back after his memorable performance in the Meg Ryan directed feature Ithaca, and in the interview he talked about that experience as well as his time on Low Tide.
Love, Antosha is currently playing in New York and Los Angeles. Ahead of director Garrett Price and producer Drake Doremus’ planned Q&A session tonight at Quad Cinema (they are also doing two Q&A sessions on Saturday at the venue), they did a phoner to talk about their must see documentary.
A melange of horror, film noir, and thriller elements, Every Time I Die is an ambitious narrative directed and co-penned by Robi Michael. I’m only going give the barebones description of the plot elements below to avoid spoilers, and Michael gave a pretty insightful look into his indie budgeted (but elaborately constructed) feature.
Filmmaker Rick Alverson’s The Mountain is a sublime piece of cinema that will frustrate some viewers while pulling others into its narrative. I fell into the latter category, and was intrigued about what Alverson had to say about his film and challenging cinema’s oftentimes predictable narrative stylings during our interview.
Into The Ashes is a taut thriller about a former criminal named Nick (Luke Grimes) whose sins come back to haunt him after his wife (Marguerite Moreau) is killed by his former (and just released from jail) partner in crime (Frank Grillo). Robert Taylor (Longmire) is Frank Parson, a sheriff who mourns his daughter’s death and is also determined to bring Nick and his ex-crew members to justice. Below is my interview with writer/director Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor), as he talked about why Into The Ashes isn’t your average B-level feature and why The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a “great” movie.
Director/writer Quentin Tarantino and his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast (including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie) attended Monday night’s Hollywood premiere of the feature, and Tarantino talked about why he sees his work as an interactive experience.
Danielle Macdonald has had quite the run the past several years, as she’s delivered quality work in Patti Cake$, Dumplin,’ and Bird Box. During the interviews for Skin, Macdonald talked about how the Hairspray influenced her own life.
Awkwafina delivers one of this year’s best performances in The Farewell, but she is a part of a great ensemble that also craft memorable work in writer/director Lulu Wang’s emotionally resonant drama. I talked to Tzi Ma and Diana Lin, who play Billi’s (Awkwafina) parents in the feature, and my Q&A with the actors is below!