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Brian Davids


Since 2018, Brian Davids has conducted over 600 interviews for The Hollywood Reporter, writing primarily out of THR’s genre vertical, Heat Vision. Prior to THR, Davids owned and operated his own marketing company for a decade.

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‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Star Wyatt Russell on Why He Waited to Work With Kurt Russell and ‘Thunderbolts’ Anticipation

[This story contains spoilers from Monarch: Legacy of Monsters episode six, “Terrifying Miracles.”] Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star Wyatt Russell has had several opportunities to work alongside his father Kurt over the years, but the younger Russell insisted on establishing himself on his own first. On the Chris Black- and Matt Fraction-created Monarch, the father-and-son […]

‘The Family Plan’ Director Simon Cellan Jones Talks Making Back-to-Back Mark Wahlberg Movies

After a decorated career in television, The Family Plan director Simon Cellan Jones has returned to feature films for the first time in two-plus decades.  Cellan Jones’ feature career began with 2000’s Some Voices, a British drama starring a still-emerging Daniel Craig, and he soon followed that up with 2002’s The One and Only, before […]

‘A Murder at the End of the World’ Star Emma Corrin Talks Reinventing the P.I. for a New Generation

[This story contains spoilers for A Murder at the End of the World through “Chapter 6: Crime Seen.”] From Lady Diana Spencer on The Crown to a hacker-sleuth named Darby Hart on A Murder at the End of the World, Emma Corrin’s latest role is a fitting left turn for the thriving actor. Co-created by […]

‘Lord of Misrule’ Director William Brent Bell Is Actively Developing ‘Orphan 3’

After Orphan: First Kill landed William Brent Bell the best reviews of his career, the genre filmmaker has kept the momentum going with another well received film in Lord of Misrule.  Bell has explored a variety of different horror subgenres throughout his career, and he can now cross folk horror off the list. Lord of […]

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Star Anna Sawai on That Midseason Revelation and Her Three Consecutive High-Profile Shows

[This story contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ fifth episode, “The Way Out.”] Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star Anna Sawai has top billing on Apple TV+’s MonsterVerse spinoff series that also includes Kurt and Wyatt Russell. Her starring role is bookended by lead roles on the streamer’s critically acclaimed drama series, Pachinko, and FX/Hulu’s […]

‘Leave the World Behind’ Filmmaker Sam Esmail on Those ‘Mr. Robot’ Connections and Using the ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ Playbook

[This story contains spoilers for Leave the World Behind.] Sam Esmail’s Leave the World Behind currently ranks atop Netflix’s film chart, and longtime fans of the filmmaker are now decoding its place in his greater universe of storytelling. Ten minutes into the thriller, Mr. Robot buffs likely picked up on a familiar site: a yellow […]

Jodie Comer Talks ‘The End We Start From,’ ‘Bikeriders’ Delay and Online Casting Rumors

Jodie Comer is no stranger to rave reviews, but The End We Start From is the first time she’s received them for the unfamiliar role of a mother. The Emmy winner has briefly played mothers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Last Duel, but Comer considers Mahalia Belo’s survival drama to be […]

‘Wonka’ Director Paul King Talks Gene Wilder References and Why It Was Time to Let Go of Paddington

Paul King’s road to Wonka began with a tough choice between marmalade and chocolate. After two beloved films about a marmalade-loving bear named Paddington, King opted to take on a prequel to Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) instead of completing a Paddington trilogy of sorts. With Paddington having such extensive source […]

‘Fargo’ Star David Rysdahl Reveals Original Film Easter Eggs and Teases ‘Alien’ Series

[This story contains spoilers from Fargo season five, episode four, “Insolubilia.”] For the last five years, Fargo star David Rysdahl has been quietly turning in a number of quality performances, and now the audience and industry alike are catching on. Beginning with Dead Pigs, Cathy Yan’s feature directorial debut premiered at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival […]

‘Silent Night’ Director John Woo Explains Why He’s Dialed Back His Signature Action Style

From The Killer’s church shootout to Mission: Impossible 2’s motorcycle chase, John Woo’s over-the-top action style has been the stuff of legend for many decades, but now, at 77, the Hong Kong filmmaker has changed up his approach, beginning with the virtually dialogue-free revenge thriller Silent Night. The Joel Kinnaman-led actioner is Woo’s first American […]

Producer Kevin J. Walsh on How ‘Napoleon’ Achieved the Best of Both the Streaming and Theatrical Worlds

In 2015, producer Kevin J. Walsh was clearing out a last-minute parking lot location for Manchester by the Sea’s most memorable scene, and just seven years later, he found himself on one of several battlefields that would define Ridley Scott’s latest historical epic, Napoleon. Financed by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony, the Joaquin […]

Director Andrew Davis Explains Why They Don’t Make Movies Like ‘The Fugitive’ Anymore

Every now and then, someone on social media will lament about why they don’t make movies like The Fugitive anymore. For Fugitive director Andrew Davis, the decrease in crime dramas and thrillers that are primarily geared toward grown-ups actually dates back much further than the blockbuster craze of the past 15 years.  With the film, […]