Denis O’Hare turns in a memorable performance as Dr. Sevard in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, but this talented actor has been in five Focus Features in total.
Throughout her career Jennifer Garner has gone from fist-flinging spies and superheroes to romantic comedy heroines. In DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, she highlights her talent for intelligence and humanity.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée brings to DALLAS BUYERS CLUB his unique filmmaking style, a vision honed by years of learning how to bring complex characters and personal stories to the screen.
While some critics have marveled at Jared Leto’s transformation into the transsexual Rayon in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, it becomes clear that Leto’s dynamic career has been all about transformation. From high school heartthrob, to intense young actor, to international rock star, Leto is a fascinating and awe-inspiring work in progress.
From Texas stoner to rom-com king to an Oscar-worthy turn in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, Matthew McConaughey remains an actor who continues to surprise everyone.
In CLOSED CIRCUIT, Jim Broadbent plays an inscrutable Attorney General who always seems to mean more than he says. As an actor who has played every possible role, from high comedy to deep drama, Broadbent was easily able to create such a multi-faceted character.
Born into a legendary theatre family, Rebecca Hall had acting in her blood. But her sharp and smart portrayal of a special advocate in CLOSED CIRCUIT proves that she’s in a league of her own.
In CLOSED CIRCUIT, director John Crowley turns a timely tale of government surveillance into a very human drama. Be it on stage or in film, Crowley has demonstrated again and again his unique talent for making complex human stories intimate and real.
In THE WORLD’S END, Nick Frost changes things up, playing the sane and (somewhat) sober counterpart to Simon Pegg’s delirious delinquent. But no matter what the character, Frost brings here, as he does in all his roles, the same hilarious, all-too-human spirit.
In THE WORLD’S END, Edgar Wright once again displays his unique talent for connecting to and making fun of classic genre. But as with all his films, Wright’s brilliant, sometime bloody humor is never at the expense of his heart and humanity.
In THE WORLD’S END, Simon Pegg heads up the third and last adventure with his pals Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. But the creative journey of this very funny writer/actor is just getting started.
Mike Patton, the composer for THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, reflects on his collaboration with Derek Cianfrance.
From theater to TV to film, Dane DeHaan makes a splash in each new medium. And now as the ill-fated son in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, DeHaan shows again why his star is on the rise.
Brian Smyj has coordinated or engaged in stunts from Gladiator to The Dark Knight Rises, but perhaps no film has proven more creatively challenging than his work for THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Scott Macaulay profiles this stunt legend.