Writers Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz, and leading man Zack Gottsagen talk about the making of indie hit Peanut Butter Falcon15October 2019 On January 1, 2016, Josh Brolin posted an innocuous selfie montage to Instagram with a caption mentioning, “My hope is that I give back in 2016.” Most people would scroll past, tap twice, or just unfollow. Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, though, were unemployed, homeless and desperate.
Discussing his newest film, the 5-act girl punk epic Her Smell, Alex Ross Perry tells Nick Chen about Shakespeare, secretive script developments and why blender-style work “I have fought you in 11 other lives, and in 11 other lives you have destroyed me.
Having made the sci-fi odyssey everyone’s talking about, the director discusses the joy of human beings and losing Joaquin Phoenix16September 2019 At the end of James Gray’s searing 2008 drama Two Lovers, Joaquin Phoenix trudges to the beach in a fit of despair. Fleeing from his family, Phoenix gazes up at the pitch-black sky and yearns to disappear.
#LFF highlights off the top of my head... Ema, Marriage Story, La Belle Époque, Waves, Uncut Gems, Lara, Beanpole, Matthias et Maxime, Zombi Child, Gösta, The Lighthouse, The Whistlers, Little Joe, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, It Must Be Heaven...
This is only interesting to me, but I wrote a script recently called "Running on Sentences", and it got me long-listed for the BBC Writers Room scheme. (Third time long-listed in two years. Twice for comedy, once for drama. Means I’m more quantity than quality. Sorry 4 sharing.)