A Hero for Our Time: Gus Van Sant’s “Milk”

by Chris Wisniewski (November 25, 2008) “Politics is theater,” observes Harvey (Sean Penn) in Gus Van Sant’s terrific “Milk.” And sometimes, of course, theater — or cinema — is politics. When they first embarked on this...

“Slumdog” Poised To Become Season’s Success Story

by Peter Knegt (November 24, 2008) It all sounds very familiar. Fresh from hugely favorable screenings at theToronto International Film Festival, a Fox Searchlight release rides a wave of word-of-mouth that leads to scores of accolades and even more box office. This...

“I Don’t Live On This Planet”:

Tilda Swinton On Her Post-Oscar Career and the Evolution of Independent Film by Peter Knegt (November 18, 2008) A short time ago in Los Angeles, actress Tilda Swinton had a very busy few days. She was there promoting her work in Erick Zonca‘s...

Back and Forth: Buzzing Best Picture, Underdogs

by Eugene Hernandez and Peter Knegt (November 14, 2008) Continuing this year’s awards season coverage in indieWIRE, editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez and assistant editor Peter Knegt chatted yesterday via instant message about the ever-evolving race. Topics for...

“Eden” Director Declan Recks

by Eric Kohn (November 12, 2008) In Irish director Declan Recks‘ remarkably tense romantic drama “Eden,” actions speak louder than words — or, at least, more coherently, as far as American audiences are concerned. For those inexperienced in the...