Haifaa al-Mansour hopes to inspire women with the story of Mary Shelley 

Haifaa al-Mansour’s new film, Mary Shelley, tells the story of the world-famous novelist when she was know as Mary Godwin. Starring Elle Fanning as the titular author, the film begins when Godwin is just 18, and follows the events in her life that inspired her to write Frankenstein, jump-starting the science fiction…

Director Susanna White brought her love of Westerns to Woman Walks Ahead 

Director Susanna White’s new film, Woman Walks Ahead, follows the relationship between famed warrior and holy man Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and his confidant and portrait painter Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain). Set in the late 19th century, Woman Walks Ahead uses the dispossession of the Lakota people’s…

Director Susanna White recreated Sitting Bull's cabin for the new biopic, Woman Walks Ahead 

Director Susanna White’s new film, Woman Walks Ahead, follows the relationship between famed warrior and holy man Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and his confidant and portrait painter Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain). Set in the late 19th century, Woman Walks Ahead uses the dispossession of the Lakota people’s…

Mary Shelley's Haifaa Al-Mansour isn't sweating the title of "first female Saudi film director"

Filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female director. Her feature film debut, 2012’s Wadjda, received critical acclaim and became the country’s first official Oscar submission (for Best Foreign Language Film) although it wasn’t nominated. Al-Mansour’s follow up is Mary Shelley, the story of the…

From Fargo to Napoleon Dynamite: Haifaa Al-Mansour picks the 5 films that influenced her the most

Filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female director. Her feature film debut, 2012’s Wadjda, received critical acclaim and became the country’s first official Oscar submission (for Best Foreign Language Film) although it wasn’t nominated. Now al-Mansour’s following up her debut with Mary Shelley, the…

Elle Fanning and the cast of Mary Shelley didn’t know much about the author before reading the script

Haifaa al-Mansour’s new film Mary Shelley tells the story of the world-famous novelist when she was know as Mary Godwin. Starring Elle Fanning as the eponymous author, the film begins when Godwin is just 18, and follows the events in her life that inspired her to write Frankenstein, including her relationship with…

The Carter Effect director Sean Menard on how Drake got involved with the project

Sean Menard calls his new documentary, The Carter Effect, a love letter to Toronto, one that examines how the culture in Canada’s biggest city was changed by the presence of the Toronto Raptors and NBA All-Star Vince Carter. In the video above, Menard tells us how he got de facto Toronto ambassador Drake to appear in…

I Kill Giants director Anders Walter took inspiration from ’80s movies

Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about a loner kid named Barbara Thorson who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter talks…

The director of I Kill Giants fell in love with its story before even picking up the graphic novel

Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about loner kid Barbara Thorson, who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter tells us how…

Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone talk about the challenge of portraying abusive relationships

In their new film, Allure, Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone play the troubled 30-year-old Laura and the impressionable 16-year-old Eva, respectively. The pair of young women find each other while trying to escape—Eva from her uptight mother, and Laura from her abusive father. Unfortunately, the women’s…

The creators of I Kill Giants explain how their graphic novel was adapted for the big screen

Comic book writer Joe Kelly is no stranger to having his works adapted for the screen. His 1997 run of Deadpool, arguably the definitive version of the character, played a major role in influencing the direction of the film. Now, his graphic novel I Kill Giants, which he created with Ken Niimura, is being translated…

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Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone hope their new film can help victims in abusive relationships

In their new film, Allure, Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone play the troubled 30-year-old Laura and the impressionable 16-year-old Eva, respectively. The pair of young women find each other while trying to escape—Eva from her uptight mother, and Laura from her abusive father. Unfortunately, the women’s…

Game Of Thrones fans accost Eugene Simon in the bathroom far too often

Although Eugene Simon has had a handful of other roles—most notably playing Albert Einstein’s son in Genius and Sean in the recent horror movie The Lodgers—he’s recognized most often for playing Lancel Lannister in Game Of Thrones. And it’s becoming a problem, especially when fans recognize him in the bathroom.

The Lodgers’ Eugene Simon believes in psychic phenomena, but draws the line at ghosts

Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon’s new project, The Lodgers, has the characteristics of an old-fashioned, supernatural horror film: a period setting, a crumbling family estate, a set of mysterious twins, and, of course, ghosts. But Simon isn’t a believer in the supernatural, as he tells us in this snippet from our…

Gael García Bernal doesn’t take on projects for the money

After the fiery events from Mozart In The Jungle’s third season finale, we’ve been hotly anticipating its return, and early reviews indicate the wait has been well worth it. In the video above, we chat with star Gael García Bernal about taking on projects he loves, like Mozart and his upcoming film Museo, and why he’s…

Paul Scheer loves the “Hai, doggie” scene from The Room

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. We met up with stars Paul Scheer and Ari Graynor at the premiere of The Disaster Artist and found out the…