This week’s NOW is a humdinger for me, content-wise. For starters, there’s the cover interview with Steve Carell, one of the nicest and most interesting people I’d ever want to talk to — and have done, several times now, because I have the best job in the world.
We discuss his new movie, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, and because I did the junket for that film I also talked to Keira Knightley and writer-director Lorene Scafaria in Q&As that are part of our online package.
And then there’s the movie section proper, where you’ll find me talking with Lynn Shelton, Mark Duplass and Emily Blunt about “Your Sister’s Sister”, with director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian about “Brave” and with Yorgos Lanthimos, Aggeliki Papoulia and Ariane Labed about “ALPS”. Because all I know how to do is give.
Also, if you hadn’t heard, Andrew Sarris died yesterday at the age of 83. I wrote a little remembrance of him here; I couldn’t help thinking that if John was still around, he’d have done justice to the fullness of the man’s life. But he’s not, of course.