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 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.
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.