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 country music satire and why he sought the aesthetics of movies like ‘The Last Picture Show’ and ‘Paper Moon.’
We chat with Will Forte, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Jake Van Wagoner about the new Sundance indie and why tonal balance only works when collaboration is total.
We chat with the director about his new Robo-Santa slasher and why it had to be shot on 16mm. Ho-Ho-Ho-Holiday Grain!
We chat with the filmmaker about the anxiety he carried into ‘The Northman’ and how the shoot guarantees that his next films will only be better.
We chat with Noah Segan and Victoria Moroles about ‘Blood Relatives,’ their new vampire dramedy that stares directly down the camera barrel.
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.