Steve McQueen, first-time director of the critically praised “Hunger,” engages in The Hollywood Interview with Terry Keefe.
Bowie in Space. Well, his son, at least. Duncan Jones, David Bowie’s son with ex-wife Angela Bowie, transports Sam Rockwell to outer space in “Moon,” which after a successful introduction at Sundance opens across the U.S. in June.
From Armando Iannucci, the creative force behind BBC Four’s devastatingly clever governmental satire “The Thick of It,” comes his feature film debut, “In the Loop,” a skewering of Anglo-American political relations which IFC Films will release in the States in July. The Independent profiles Mr. Merciless while The Guardian chronicles James Gandolfini, who appears as the movie’s major American presence as a Universal Soldier.
Opening almost imperceptibly, John Crowley’s “Is Anybody There?” stars Michael Caine as a nursing home denizen who befriends the managers’ young son fascinated by the afterlife. The indefatigable Caine chats with Newsday about Korean War service, mortality and his obsession with Google.
One Film Wonder: For more than 40 years, Lulu has been a superlative singer and entertainer. She also unleashed her pipes on an undeservedly underrated Bond theme song. But she delivered her only enduring film appearance as “Babs” in “To Sir, with Love,” the charming, heartfelt and human classroom drama notable for Sidney Poitier’s regal presence and her ethereal pop classic.