Filmmaker Interview: “Let’s Be Cops” w/ Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson

Actors of the up-coming and much anticipated comedy LET’S BE COPS stopped through Dallas, TX last month and got all warm and cozy like with us press folks. Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson were gracious enough to roundtable and inform us of the ins and outs of making this film and on […]

Filmmaker Interview: Roundtable with writer / actor John Turturro on his latest film “Fading Gigolo” (spoiler alert))

Written by: Gordon K. Smith FADING GIGOLO, written, directed by and starring John Turturro, is a funny and touching middle-age MIDNIGHT COWBOY, with a dash of LAST TANGO IN PARIS thrown in. Turturro stars as Fioravante, New York florist and plumber (wink, wink) who, despite being a quiet and gentle man, agrees to a sideline […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actor Lamman Rucker discusses his latest romantic-drama “Where’s The Love?”

Written by: Melody Charles What if you’re counted on nationwide for help, advice and wise counsel, but behind closed doors, you happen to be in need of  assistance yourself? That’s the situation a couple faces in a romantic drama premiering Saturday, May 3 on cable’s Up network, “Where’s The Love?” (7:00 p.m. E.S.T.) It’s supposed […]

DIFF 2014 Filmmaker Interview: Actor Scott Haze on his role in ‘Child of God’ and acting in general

Written by: Bill Graham If all you knew of Scott Haze was the character he portrays in Child of God, you’d be pardoned for thinking the man was unruly and partially psychotic. However, the Haze I found greeting me in the hotel lobby of the Park Cities Holiday Inn was charming and jovial. One of […]

Filmmaker Interview: ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ with documentary producer Frank Pavich

Roundtable interview by: Gordon K. Smith In 1970, a bizarre, X-rated surrealist western from Mexico entitled EL TOPO became the first midnight movie sensation.   Its star/director/writer, Chilean Alejandro Jodorowsky,  followed it three years later with the similarly trippy THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.  Also hugely popular at that time were the fantasy/science-fiction novels of Frank Herbert, Dune […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Meredith Walker & “Amy’s Smart Girls” for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s “Tough Ladies of the Cinema”

  Written By: Gordon K. Smith Count on the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth for a groovy special event every month.  For November it’ was Tough Ladies of the Cinema,  and for their November 17th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Alamo teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Cast and crew of the movie “True Tales” – life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, and her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby

Written by: Gordon K. Smith The opening night event of Dallas VideoFest 26 will be the first public screening of TRUE TALES, a production of AMS Pictures, which looks at the life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby, through the […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: With “Parkland” Docudrama Director Peter Landesman

Written by Gordon K. Smith Vincent Bugliosi’s massive nonfiction detailing of the JFK assassination, “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”,  was later pared down to its first 400 pages and retitled “Four Days in November”.  That book, covering the events immediately surrounding the fatal shots on November 22, 1963 and the 3 […]