Saturday, November 2, 2013
It is always a great thing when a superstar actor/director from around the world arrives in Toronto for a world premiere of their film. Such was the case when Hitoshi Matsumoto was here for his latest film as a writer/director R100. His previous films, Big Man Japan and Symbol are great films that one can not easily categorize. Our time was short as these red carpet interviews are and made difficult as our conversation went through a translator and the crowd of adoring fans waiting for a glimpse or an interaction with their idol was a deafening roar, however I'm told by a Japanese friend that Matsumoto is rarely seen in this context as most if not all of his media dealings in Japan are done via a press conference. I believe we got to see an up close side of Mr. Matsumoto even if it was all to brief.
Friday, November 1, 2013
It was an extremely humid and rainy night in Toronto -- much like a Hong Kong night -- the night of Juno Mak's feature film debut RIGOR MORTIS. Here is my interview with Juno Mak, talking about the glourious age of Hong Kong cinema, directing film and of course those Hong Kong hopping vampires.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
One of the best things of any film festival is the seeing the emergence of new talent. There was a great anticipation for Joe Begos' feature film debut ALMOST HUMAN. I had a lot of fun talking to the cast and crew the night of their world premiere at the Midnight Madness programme at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
AFFLICTED was one of the rare Canadian entries of the Midnight Madness programme. A film the film makers wanted to shroud in mystery but I spoke with with for a couple of minutes prior to the film's world premiere.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
OCULUS was one of those films that you go into knowing nothing about and leave the theater blown away by an amazing film. It is my estimation that Mike Flanagan's latest film is one of the best horror films of the year, a technically amazing, keep you on the edge of your seat, hands hovering your eyes scary movie. Here are my interviews with Mike and the cast at the Midnight Madness at the Toronto International World Premiere.