#INTERVIEW: GRETA GERWIG ON “LADY BIRD”
One of the biggest breakout hits of TIFF '17 saw not Indie Darling Greta Gerwig in front, but instead behind the camera. The star of acclaimed Films like Frances Ha and Jackie makes her directorial debut with self-written, though not entirely autobiographical LADY BIRD. For one, Gerwig unlike the Film's central character would never make anyone call her by another name. Furthermore, she insists that none of its characters solely are based on people she knows, but more so bits and pieces of ...
#INTERVIEW: DANIELLE MACDONALD ON “PATTI CAKE$”
One of Sundance Film Festival's biggest revelations this year is Writer/Director Geremy Jasper's feature debut PATTI CAKE$. The 70-minute Rap-Comedy follows a New Jersey girl's path to achieving the unlikely dream of becoming a famous Rapper. The Film won not only a standing ovation at the Festival, but raves critically too en route quickly to a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight.
While based somewhat on events that took place in Jasper's own life growing-up in New Jersey, the titular ...
#INTERVIEW: LUC BESSON ON “VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS”
Visionary Filmmaker Luc Besson has long been thrilling moviegoers with a breathtaking catalog of work. Whether it be Léon the Professional, The Fifth Element, Nikita, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc or more recently Lucy, his Films have mesmerized a generation and raised the bar of innovation for his peers. While often wearing Writer, Producer and Director's hats simultaneously, he also was responsible as Writer and Producer several smash success including the Taxi, Taken and ...
#INTERVIEW: KUMAIL NANJIANI & EMILY V. GORDON ON “THE BIG SICK”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
After ten years of marriage and multiple projects together, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are still very much in love. They finish each other’s sentences, have similar thoughts and opinions, and have no trouble cutting off each other’s answers. When we get the opportunity to interview the pair during a recent press day in Toronto for their critically acclaimed Film The Big Sick, they are sitting together on a couch that could seat three ...
#INTERVIEW: EDGAR WRIGHT ON “BABY DRIVER”
After much acclaim at its debut at SXSW earlier this year, buzz musically-driven heist Film Baby Driver from Writer/Director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) is shifting into high gear. By no means a stranger to Toronto, Wright's affinity for our city is well-documented, having made and premiered his cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World here back in 2009 and 2010, the Film proudly set in the city.
Baby Driver boasts an A-List cast, fronted in the titular role by promising young ...
#INTERVIEW: SCOTT HELMAN
21-year-old Singer/Songwriter Scott Helman has given us a taste of what he's capable of with a refreshing brand of airwave-friendly Indie Pop-Rock. His hits Bungalow and Machine have been unavoidable on Canadian radio and some of that buzz spread stateside even with the likes of Teen Vogue stamping him one to look out for last year. Helman is priming the release of his debut full-length album Hôtel de Ville through Warner Music Canada, who were quick to spot his talent and sign him to a ...
#INTERVIEW: MICHAEL ROOKER ON “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2”
It was a star-studded night in the City and the Red Carpet was rolled out for the Canadian Premiere of the hotly-anticipated second installment of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Its 2014 predecessor has seen outstanding reception critically and commercially, grossing a stellar $773 million worldwide.
In town for the occasion was none other than veteran actor Michael Rooker whose star in recent years has continued to rise with prominent roles in AMC's wildly-popular The ...
#INTERVIEW: GILBERT GOTTFRIED ON “GILBERT”
Gilbert Gottfried has built a brand around foul-mouthed insult comedy over the years as a stand-up comedian. On that same note, he also has become part of our cultural fabric, addressing boldly issues of race, religion and sex which can be heard on his podcast Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!. His unforgettable performance in Disney's Aladdin as Iago the parrot and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Kraang Subprime have gifted generations with timeless memories and he's currently ...
#INTERVIEW: CLEAN BANDIT
Clean Bandit are sweeping the world with their brand of irresistible pop and that rise is only beginning. Known best for their Grammy-winning smash hit Rather Be (ft. Jess Glynne) and more recently chart-topping Rockabye (ft. Anne Marie and Sean Paul), the British Trio whom hail from Cambridge, England certainly aren't an overnight success story by any means. In fact, they have been hard at work for several years now since forming in 2008. Their classical crossover-meets-dance pop not ...
#INTERVIEW: DACRE MONTGOMERY, NAOMI SCOTT + LUDI LIN ON “POWER RANGERS”
Re-imagining the wildly-popular '90s children's series from Saban Entertainment, the return to the big screen of upcoming blockbuster POWER RANGERS is an eagerly-awaited cinematic event for several fans, new and old. Helmed by second-time feature Director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), the Action-Fantasy brings together a promising cast of new faces and familiar characters, add to that a dash of major star power with the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, starring in the ...