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 chat with the director about his new kiddies-in-peril movie and how an often-forgotten motion-simulator ride influenced its brisk runtime.
We chat with the composer and director about his new Marvel Halloween special and how he convinced Kevin Feige to interrupt his MCU Phase Four plans.
We chat with the director about initially dismissing the idea of a ‘Goodnight Mommy’ remake and how a friend changed his mind.
We chat with the filmmaking duo about their new film and how they relied on their sibling bond to get it done.
We chat with the director about her new film and discuss whether she loves or loathes her characters.
We chat with RZA about his favorite kung fu movies and why the new Alamo Drafthouse on Staten Island means so much to him.
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.