We talk to The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans about his knowledge of martial arts, his close working relationship with his stars, and what it's like trying to get an action film made in Indonesia.
Last week we were fortunate enough to speak with actress Michelle Fairley, who plays Winterfell matriarch Cateyln Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones. We discussed the series, her character's headspace at the beginning of this season, Fairley's favourite season two characters, what the future holds for Catelyn Stark, and more!
This Friday, Will Ferrell returns with another cinematic entry of his patented brand of wacko-surrealist comedy. However, this time it’s a little different. Specifically, the movie, Casa De Mi Padre, is entirely in Spanish and subtitled. Dork Shelf got a chance to chat with Casa De Mi Padre’s writer Andrew Steele and director Matt Piedmont to discuss the origins of their completely insane (in the best possible sense) new movie.
John Carter star Taylor Kitsch sat down with Dork Shelf to talk about the sci-fi genre, working with former Pixar director Andrew Stanton on his first live action film, and what it's like to be half-naked in the middle of a sandstorm.
We recently had the chance to interview Steve Van Zandt, who's most famous for being the lead guitar of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, as well as his role as Silvio Dante on The Sopranos. He’s got a new series called Lilyhammer, it’s the first original programming on Netflix and he was in Toronto to promote the series. We discussed the series, what it's like working with a mostly Norwegian cast and crew, and the show's memorable title sequence.
Dork Shelf talks to Amy Price-Francis, star of the Showcase comedy-drama King about the pressures of carrying a television show as a lead, the group dynamic of creating a crime procedural, and what to expect from season two of the show.
After participating in one such game jam as a sound designer, Troy Morrissey felt that he just had to do more to contribute to the Toronto development community. He’s now directing Game Jam: The Documentary, a film that attempts to chronicle the unique experience of the Game Jam both in Toronto and beyond.
Dork Shelf talks to Project X stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown about just what it's like to shoot a found footage movie about a party out of control for five straight weeks.
Wrapping up a week's worth of Goon coverage, Dork Shelf talks to Goon star Seann William Scott about why Doug "The Thug" Glatt was less of a challenge than playing Stiffler a fourth time, what it's like to finally get into hockey after never playing as a kid, and his deep and almost nerdy love of movies.
Dork Shelf catches up with Goon actor Liev Schreiber and talks about the extensive preparation required to become a hockey player on film, learning how to fight on ice, and his earliest memories of the game.
Dork Shelf talks to another Goon cast member, Toronto native Alison Pill, about what to look for when choosing a love interest role, working with Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, and her fear of improv.
Jaime Woo is best known to Toronto gamers as one of the co-founders of Gamercamp, but he’s recently expanded his organizational portfolio with forallgamerssake, an art exhibit that seeks to explore the roles of gender and queerness in video games. We spoke with Jaime prior to the exhibit’s debut at the CSI Annex in Toronto, and what follows is a frequently hilarious and consistently uncompromising conversation about equality and representation in games, with detours for everything from Mass Effect 3 to condom warfare.
The charming and candid Marc-André Grondin talked to Dork Shelf about the upcoming hockey comedy Goon and what it’s like to play someone so irredeemable as his character, how to dress like a douche for the camera, and how challenging it can be to make a French Canadian character funny without turning it into a stereotype.
Few things make filmgoers shudder more than the word “remake.” For years, audiences have been treated to reheated, recast, and reimagined versions of past films, both classics and otherwise. John Semley, Chief Editor for the Onion AV Club’s Toronto branch, aims to create a broader dialogue and discussion surrounding remakes with a new screening series at the Toronto Underground Cinema titled “Remake/Remodel,” where local film writers will present two sides of the same cinematic coin.
Dork Shelf talks to Texas Killing Fields director Ami Canaan Mann about preparing and authentic feeling true crime drama, working with heavyweights like Sam Worthington and Jessica Chastain, and what it was like learning filmmaking from her father, Michael Mann.