Kevin Smith

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'I document America's strange beauty': the photography of My Name Is Earl's Jason Lee
He played a redemption-seeking redneck on TV, but lately the actor has found solace off-screen, travelling with his camera. He talks about slackers, the Mallrats sequel and breezing into one-horse towns

Lanre Bakare

01, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Need zing in your Zoom? Let Warhol and the avant-garde vamp up your video conferences
It’s hard to make much of a mark in the strange, static world of video-conferencing. But we could all learn a trick or two from famous arthouse film-makers, from Jim Jarmusch to Andy Warhol

Steve Rose

23, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Director Kevin Smith on heart attacks, happiness, extreme weight loss – and Weinstein
The director and actor talks about his near-death experience, becoming vegan and the star-studded reboot of the film that first made him famous 25 years ago

Amy Nicholson

18, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'Of course Marvel is cinema!' Why the Scorsese backlash is justified
Kevin Smith, Taika Waititi and James Gunn reject veteran film-maker’s dismissal of superhero movies as ‘theme park’ fare – while his output exposes a debt to spectacle and innovation

Ben Child

17, Oct, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Kevin Smith: how we made Clerks
‘We shot it after hours in the store where I worked, filming from 11pm to 6am with the shutters closed. Everyone assumed we were making a porno’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

07, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Hollywood at war: when film-makers feud with each other
James Cameron and Patty Jenkins disagreeing over Wonder Woman’s grasp of feminism is not the first and won’t be the last example of directors falling out

Noah Gittell

28, Aug, 2017 @4:45 PM

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Why are so many directors un-retiring?
Whether driven by PR tactics or a need for some creative downtime, an increasing number of film-makers are playing retirement hokey-cokey

Phil Hoad

16, Aug, 2017 @12:21 PM

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Michael Parks obituary
Actor likened to James Dean in his youth who was adopted in middle age by hip directors such as Quentin Tarantino

Ryan Gilbey

19, May, 2017 @3:56 PM

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When big-screen reunions work … and when they don't
The team behind Oscar-nominated crime thriller Hell and High Water have just announced a new project, but what can they learn from other re-teams that have and haven’t been successful?

Noah Gittell

01, May, 2017 @11:30 AM

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You've Got Mail: the forgotten world of 90s movie websites
Shonky graphics, confusing menus, weird picture galleries … the film websites from the internet’s early days haven’t aged well. So why are they still there?

Stuart Heritage

15, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Kevin Smith and the triumph of commerce over art
Long maligned by critics after his initial successes, the would-be auteur has charted his own path to success by giving his loyal fans more of the same

Dave Schilling

01, Sep, 2016 @3:25 PM

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Kevin Smith: Batman v Superman showed 'fundamental misunderstanding'
Ben Affleck’s long-term friend and collaborator – as well as future director of superhero TV series from same studio – says Zack Snyder’s movie lacks humour

Ben Child

30, Mar, 2016 @11:35 AM

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