Check the Gate is a recurring column in which Brad Gullickson goes one-on-one with directors in an effort to uncover the reasoning behind their creative decisions. Why that subject? Why that shot?
We chatted with the stop-motion legend about the filmmaking advice he received from Miloš Forman and Paul Verhoeven. It’s all about preparing for a good shit.
We chat with the director about her one-of-a-kind country music horror film and how it exposes an anxiety surrounding a slowly evolving creative industry.
We chat with Moore about his feature directorial debut and geek out over his partnership with master cinematographer Dick Pope.
We chat with the director about his movie ‘Castle Falls’ and why his fight scenes can’t afford spandex theatricality.
We chat with the filmmaker about the masterful tonal balance required to pull off his latest movie.
We chat with the director about his new film and how he hopes to change the hearts and minds of those watching.
We chat with the director about his magical relationship with Nicolas Cage and why Western audiences prefer his movies.
We chat with filmmaker Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. about his first feature and how years of creative thought ultimately paid off.
We chat with the director about what he learned from his last feature and how making a self-financed horror film delivered much-needed mental relief.