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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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Interview: Joe Walker, Oscar-nominated film editor of ‘Widows’

Joe Walker is a two-time Oscar-nominated film editor who is responsible for cutting some of the best action and sci-fi films of this decade.  Before that, Walker cut his teeth on some of Britain’s most prestigious television films and series’, honing his craft while also dabbling in his original passion, music.  His work with Denis Villeneuve is legendary: from Sicario …

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Interview: Joel Edgerton, actor/writer/director of ‘Boy Erased’

Joel Edgerton on the set of Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features Joel Edgerton built a solid career in his native Australia in television shows like Water Rats and The Secret Lives of Us but had his first international break came from when he played Uncle Owen Lars in 2002’s Star Wars: …

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Interview: Garrard Conley, author of ‘Boy Erased’

Author Garrard Conley on the set of Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, a Focus Features release. Credit: Focus Features Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir Boy Erased, about his experience in a gay conversion camp, now a major motion picture set for release by Focus Features on November 2nd. Boy Erased was nominated for a Lamdba Literary Award and was featured as a …

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Interview: Maggie Gyllenhaal on ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ complex women and taking what she wants

Photo: Christian Hogstedt Maggie Gyllenhaal is no stranger to playing complex women on the verge of a personal awakening or exerting strength and confidence in a male-dominated world. From her breakthrough in Secretary (for which she won the National Board of Review’s Breakthrough award and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award) to Sherrybaby (another Golden Globe nomination) …

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