Over the Rhine’s new album: Order Now!

The Over the Rhine live album Changes Come is now available for order at Paste Music! … [Read more...]

Two Interviews: Jean-Jacques Annaud and Louis Schwartzberg…

...the directors of Two Brothers and America's Heart and Soul, respectively.I've been scraping away at the hours for time to write reviews and edit this stuff, and I finally decided to post "almost-there" versions of the interviews, since the films may not be in theatres much longer.Anyway, I enjoyed both conversations, and I hope they shed some light on the films for you.Jean-Jacques AnnaudLouis SchwartzbergComing soon, my interviews with Patrice Leconte (Man on the Train, … [Read more...]

Learning Can Save Your Life: A Conversation with Filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud (2004)

This interview was originally published at Promontory Artists Association in 2004 upon the release of Jean-Jacques Annaud's film Two Brothers.-With his new film Two Brothers, French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud has produced one of the year’s best family films. My review of the film is here. I got up early to speak with Annaud by telephone this week. He was in France where it was already mid-afternoon. He spoke about the challenges of working with tigers, the themes that recur in his f … [Read more...]


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