Interview: Daniel Patrick Carbone, Hide Your Smiling Faces

Daniel Patrick Carbone

Hide Your Smiling Faces, a detailed and compelling American coming-of-age drama, marks the feature debut for writer and director Daniel Patrick Carbone. Last week, I – acting on behalf of Centrefolds & Empty Screens – was lucky enough to speak to Daniel over the phone about where the inspiration came from, his thoughts on his filmmaking experience and how it was to shoot a scene with a real-life bear. Continue reading “Interview: Daniel Patrick Carbone, Hide Your Smiling Faces”

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Interview: Ira Sachs Discusses Keep The Lights On

Keep The Lights On, an intense, haunting and gut-wrenchingly honest character drama from American writer-director Ira Sachs, makes its way into select UK cinemas this weekend. The film, which made its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last month, follows the intense relationship between Erik (Thure Lindhardt), an outgoing documentary filmmaker, and Paul (Zachary Booth), a closeted lawyer, as they attempt to battle the highs and lows of addiction. Continue reading “Interview: Ira Sachs Discusses Keep The Lights On”

Interview With The Raid Writer And Director Gareth Evans

In a little over two weeks (on May 18, to be precise), The Raid makes its way into cinema screens across the U.K.

Written and directed by Welsh-born filmmaker Gareth Evans, and starring leading Silat expert turned actor Iko Uwais, The Raid is a hard-hitting action film like no other, brimming with no-holds-barred coercion and unfaltering intensity.

The film centers on a SWAT team who, after being tasked with taking out Tama Continue reading “Interview With The Raid Writer And Director Gareth Evans”

Interview With The Monk Director Dominik Moll

As of last Friday, The Monk, the latest adaptation of Matthew Lewis’ revered and controversial eighteenth-century novel, made its way into select cinemas across the U.K.

The film, co-written and directed by Dominik Moll, centers on Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), an acclaimed monk who, after becoming entranced by a masked figure (Déborah François) who takes shelter in the monastery, is lead down a Continue reading “Interview With The Monk Director Dominik Moll”