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WELCOME TO CLOSELY OBSERVED FRAMES

Dedicated to film journalism and selected interviews with industry professionals

 

DP James Kniest on The Midnight Club

James Kniest is a cinematographer known for his work on The Midnight Club, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Annabelle. I spoke with James...

An Interview with Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau is an actor and author. Making her Broadway debut in the chorus of Fiddler on the Roof in the early 70s, Barbeau was...

An Interview with Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh is one of Britain’s most prolific and acclaimed filmmakers. From his 1971 directorial feature debut Bleak Moments to his 2018...

An Interview with John Hodge

John Hodge is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter known for Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Trance and The Ipcress File. I spoke with...

An Interview with Dylan Ratzlaff

Dylan Ratzlaff is an actor known for A Million Little Things, The Next Step, and the upcoming film An Amish Sin. I spoke with Dylan about...

An Interview with Cara Horgan

Cara Horgan is an actor known for her work on acclaimed films such as The Death of Stalin, Disobedience, and The Boy in the Striped...

An Interview with Bernardo Badillo

Bernardo Badillo is an actor known for his work on Sully, Queen of the South, and Emily the Criminal. I spoke with Bernardo about landing...

An Interview with Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. is a seven-time Emmy nominated actor. He has appeared in numerous acclaimed series such as St. Elsewhere, Curb Your...

An Interview with Adria Tennor

Adria Tennor is an actor, writer and director known for Mad Men, The Artist, Mad Dogs, and One Moment. Alongside Kristen Tracy she is...

Film of the Week: Beau Travail

As Claire Denis’ two new films await release, we look back at Beau Travail, her blistering post-colonialist deconstruction of masculininity.

An Interview with E. Max Frye

E. Max Frye is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director known for Something Wild, The Alienist, Where the Money Is, and...

An Interview with Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly is an actor known for his work on Bloodline, The Banker and Hillbilly Elegy. I spoke with Bill about landing his first role,...

Film of the Week: Men

Director Alex Garland and star Jessie Buckley call out the #NotAllRoryKinnears argument in this divisive, gnarly, feminist folk horror.

Film of the Week: Happening

The “quiet one” of French independent cinema’s 2021 surge, Audrey Diwan’s Happening is harrowing, important, and deserving of more fanfare.

An Interview with Dedee Pfeiffer

Dedee Pfeiffer is an actor known for her work on Vamp, Cybill, Falling Down, and Frankie and Johnny. She currently stars as Denise on Big...

An Interview with Cynda Williams

Cynda Williams is an actor known for her work on One False Move, Mo’ Better Blues, Tales of The City, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge....