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 why all contract killer movies begin with an eye towards Hitchcock, Kurosawa, and Leone.
We chat with director Neil Marshall about ‘The Reckoning’ and how it rekindled his love for making movies.
We chat with the director about attaching cameras to fins and fists and why these two titans reign over all others.
We chat with the director about his new film and how he and his brother jumbled genres to capture life in chaos.
We chat with the director about finally making the horror film that lingered in his head for over a decade.
We chat with director Brett Harvey about how he shaped Trejo’s larger-than-life persona into a message of hope.
We chat with first-time director Gavin Rothery about transitioning from a conceptual artist on ‘Moon’ to behind the camera on the similarily themed ‘Archive.’
We talk to the director about giving voice to those who had it stolen from them.
We talk to the director about how lens choice is crucial to capturing narrative.