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Interview

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Interview

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
83 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/13/07
performer:
Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller
director:
Steve Buscemi
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Steve Buscemi, David Schechter
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Though the premise suggests otherwise — Buscemi’s political reporter deigns to write a profile on Miller’s young starlet — Interview isn’t so much a critique of celebrity culture as a peek into the baffling clockwork that is human behavior. Both leads are riveting as they wile away the night, insulting, seducing, and deceiving each other — not to mention us. EXTRAS In his commentary track, Buscemi, who also co-wrote and directed this remake of a 2003 Dutch film by the late Theo van Gogh, admits he’s a ”whore for laughs.” And yes, the movie has a few. B+