Interview: Alex Gibney (Finding Fela)
Aug19

Interview: Alex Gibney (Finding Fela)

Steve Wagner chats with prolific documentarian Alex Gibney ( We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) about his latest film Finding Fela, a look at legendary Afrobeat musician Fela...

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Flick Nation remembers Robin Williams
Aug13

Flick Nation remembers Robin Williams

by Steve Wagner For the past two days, like most everyone I imagine, I have been simply devastated by Robin Williams’ passing. This one hit hard. It is always more difficult to lose the clown—the person of mirth and laughter who we rely on to take OUR pain away—and Robin was THE clown for our time. He was an immense talent and, by all accounts, a generous, self-effacing, supportive, charitable, and very kind man. The media attention...

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Interview: John Turturro (Fading Gigolo)
Aug06

Interview: John Turturro (Fading Gigolo)

Steve Wagner chats with actor-writer-director John Turturro (O Bother, Where Art Thou, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski) about his latest film Fading Gigolo, a comedy featuring Woody Allen in a rare starring role as the pimp to Turturro’s gigolo. Fading Gigolo is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and...

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Instant Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
Jul31

Instant Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, minutes after seeing...

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Interview: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Jul29

Interview: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Steve Wagner chats with acclaimed director Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused, Bernie) about his landmark film Boyhood, spending 12 years on one project, the memory power of pop music, and how Bernie is...

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Interview: Rob Reiner (And So It Goes)
Jul23

Interview: Rob Reiner (And So It Goes)

Steve Wagner interviews Hollywood legend Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, The Bucket List) about his latest comedy And So it Goes, working with good friend Michael Douglas, and why he likes telling the same story. Taped 6/20/14 in San...

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Interview: Paul Haggis (Third Person)
Jul18

Interview: Paul Haggis (Third Person)

Steve Wagner chats with Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale) about his latest film Third Person, working with a large A-list cast, and reinventing 007 for the 21st...

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Interview: Zack Braff (Wish I Was Here)
Jul13

Interview: Zack Braff (Wish I Was Here)

Dennis Willis interviews Zack Braff (Wish I Was Here) about the evolution of content creation and crowd-funding, what he wanted to say as a writer, and the benefit of a good movie cry. Taped 6/24/14 in San...

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Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner talk movies, solo projects on KKSF San Francisco
Jun20

Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner talk movies, solo projects on KKSF San Francisco

Flick Nation‘s Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner join KKSF’s Ed Baxter to discuss summer movies, Willis’ novel Barca’s Jackpot and Wagner’s book and doc All You Need is...

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Flick Nation Interview: Jersey Boys
Jun19

Flick Nation Interview: Jersey Boys

An exclusive chat with John Lloyd Young, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, stars of director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the long-running Broadway Smash. Hosted by Steve...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: J.C. Chandor, “All Is Lost”
Oct21

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: J.C. Chandor, “All Is Lost”

Dennis Willis interviews writer-director J.C. Chandor about directing Robert Redford, and how he followed his dialogue-heavy award-winning debut Margin Call with they nearly wordless All is...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Kimberly Peirce, “Carrie”
Oct21

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Kimberly Peirce, “Carrie”

Dennis Willis interviews groundbreaking writer-director Kimberly Peirce about her version of Stephen King’s Carrie, dealing with the MPAA, and the legacy of Boys Don’t...

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Flick Nation Interview: Twenty Feet from Stardom (Full Version)
Jul03

Flick Nation Interview: Twenty Feet from Stardom (Full Version)

CLICK TO LISTEN: Steve Wagner interviews director Morgan Neville, and singers Tata Vega and Merry Clayton about their documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. The movie is the first to chronicle the travels and struggles of the backup singers that have performed some of the most memorable moments of the most iconic songs. And the gals have a lot to say! This interview appears in Flick Nation Radio, Episode 63 (“Twenty Feet from the...

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Flick Nation Interview: Alex Gibney
Jun01

Flick Nation Interview: Alex Gibney

CLICK TO LISTEN: Steve Wagner interviews director Alex Gibney about his hot-button documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, his Pope-busting doc Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, and why it’s important to let the story tell itself. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD...

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