THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW TO ANNOUNCE HONOREES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

New York, NY (May 29, 2019) – The National Board of Review announced today that it will release its 2019 honorees on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The gala to celebrate this year’s group of lauded filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The celebration will be held at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in New […]

Q&A with Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, and Philomena Lee

How did you come across the book and what compelled you to champion this project?
Coogan: I was in New York making a film. And because my career’s been in comedy—I’ve written a lot of television comedy— I wanted to find something more substantial, that had more substance.

Q&A with Ridley Scott

You used classic filmmaking techniques, especially in the opening scene. Can you talk about shooting it?
Scott: These storms are absolutely disgustingly filthy, and we had real fifth in the air. You have a real mix of dust.

Q&A with Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter

How did you develop the particular visual language of this film?
It was really challenging. There were things that we felt were important early on that ended up boxing us in.

Q&A with John Cusack and Bill Pohlad

Can you discuss casting the two versions of Brian Wilson?
Bill Pohlad: Casting the Brian-future role was a little more complicated than the Brian-past, actually.

Q&A with J.C. Chandor and Robert Redford

Why did you want to be in this film?
Redford: Because he asked me! In all honesty, I’ve spent many years building an organization to promote independent film, and yet no one has asked me to work in their film.

Q&A with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal

Can you talk about the collaboration between the two of you in terms of writing, producing, and performing this?
Rafael Casal: Yeah, Diggs, can you?
Daveed Diggs: I mean we’ve been working on this for ten years at this point with our two producing partners the whole time, Jess and Keith Calder.

Q&A with Barry Crimmins and Bobcat Goldthwait

How did this film develop?
Barry had written an article for the Boston Phoenix about his experience testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s just so funny and well written… it reminded me of a Frank Capra story.