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 Andrew Bloomenthal

Nicolas Winding Refn discusses Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn discusses <i>Only God Forgives</i>

An Oedipus Complex and Hollywood desires

by Andrew Bloomenthal ”I’m a pornographer. I make films that arouse me,” quipped provocative Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, during a Q&A session following a packed Los Angeles Film Festival screening of Only God Forgives. Written and directed by Refn for The Weinstein Company subsidiary, Radius TWC, Only God Forgives is part martial-arts revenge saga, […]

 Brock Swinson

2 Guns, One Vision

2 Guns, One Vision

Writer Blake Masters’ exacting style

by Brock Swinson While various comic book and movie websites instantly link the style of 2 Guns to Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Blake Masters’ true influences came from a series of movies made in the early 1970s. The 42-year-old writer credits Don Siegel’s Charley Varrick, Michael Cimino’s Thunderbolt and […]

 Scott Essman

Travis Beacham on Pacific Rim

Travis Beacham on <i>Pacific Rim</i>

Conjuring mechanoids and monsters

by Scott Essman Screenwriter Travis Beacham burst onto the scene fresh out of film school with a spec script sale and never looked back. After penning Clash of the Titans, he moved forward with a new spec, this time about giant monsters in the vein of the ’50s-’60s Godzilla films from Toho Studios. With several […]

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