Eli Roth Has The Fever

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 09/30/2003 - 23:31

Goremonger Eli Roth's inspiration for his horror debut Cabin Fever came from a string of disturbing personal experiences. 

Paul Fischer: So many horror films are about teenagers and they deal with adolescence - are you tapping into the fears of adolescence in society or are you tapping into what mainstream cinema requires you to deliver?

Stan Lee's Superheroes

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Wed, 09/24/2003 - 22:52

The father of Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men and other Marvel Comics super-heroes shares some insights into his life and creations.

"Thank-you, culture-lovers!" Stan Lee booms through the microphone, as he leaps on stage to applause and cheers at the Vancouver Film Festival Trade Forum (24 Sept 2003).

Naomi Watts on Le Divorce

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 08/21/2003 - 22:40

The beautiful 34-year old British-born Aussie has come a long way since Mulholland Drive brought her international notice, and she is milking her success for all it’s worth, even if it means working virtually non-stop in the process.

"I think the panic of not working for ten years is still very much alive in me, and I’m now starting to trust it a little bit and thinking, ‘okay, I’ve got a little bit of a shot at this.’"

America's Splendid Giamatti

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 08/19/2003 - 02:31

There is an unassuming quality about Paul Giamatti. Although busy, he seems something of a rarity in Hollywood: a character actor. In American Splendor, which won the Grand Jury prize winner at Sundance Film Festival and was winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Giamatti excels at playing the brooding, working-class loser, the anti-hero of underground comic strip creator’s Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor.

Anthony LaPaglia Changing Face

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Fri, 08/08/2003 - 03:52

Audiences will recognise Anthony LaPaglia as Daphne Moon’s slobbish, drunken brother Simon, from the long-running sitcom Frasier, the man responsible for one of the worst English accents since Dick Van Dyke cleaned chimneys in Mary Poppins. 

It seems like a typical example of American indifference to geographical nuances that they would give the role to an American. But LaPaglia is full of surprises.

Ang Lee Goes Green

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Mon, 07/07/2003 - 16:00

Paul Fischer: Will this movie be a challenge for the market? For the market or for me?

Ang Lee: I know it was for me.

Do you think people will be surprised by this movie?