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Brian Davids


Since 2018, Brian Davids has conducted over 500 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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‘Spinning Gold’ Filmmaker on the 24-Year Journey to Tell the Story of Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records

It may have taken Spinning Gold filmmaker Timothy Scott Bogart 24 years to tell the story of his father, Neil Bogart, and his record company, Casablanca Records, but such perseverance runs in the family and in the film. As years and years of development came and went, so did names like Justin Timberlake and Spike […]

‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Filmmakers Talk the ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Reunion and That A-List Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.] If 2023 is any indication, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves filmmakers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have leveled up.  The writing-and-directing duo’s fantasy adventure film, which is based on the beloved tabletop role-playing game, has been met with rave reviews from critics […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Director Chad Stahelski Breaks Down the Ending That Made the Studio Say, “Are You Insane?”

[The following story contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4.] Ding-dong, the Wick is dead. John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski has closed the book on Keanu Reeves’ revered assassin, John Wick, and it comes as quite a shock considering there was once a plan to shoot John Wick: Chapter 5 on the heels […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Star Adam Brody Talks His Second Bite of the Superhero Apple

Adam Brody has talked at length about the one that got away, and with a Flash-led movie on the verge of release, one can only wonder how things would’ve ended up had Brody’s Barry Allen made it to the big screen in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. The epic superhero tale fell apart in early […]

‘Boston Strangler’ Stars Carrie Coon and Keira Knightley on Playing the Working Mothers Who Pursued One of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

As working mothers with public-facing careers, Boston Strangler stars Carrie Coon and Keira Knightley related to their reporter characters on a rather intimate level. With Coon and Knightley portraying Boston Record American investigative journalists Jean Cole and Loretta McLaughlin, respectively, both actors understood the familial sacrifices that their characters made in order to chronicle the […]

‘Sharper’ Director Benjamin Caron Talks His Twisty Feature Debut and Making ‘Andor’ Stormtroopers Competent

A number of recent releases have flown under the radar due to the hustle and bustle of Oscar season, and Benjamin Caron’s Sharper is among those titles that warrants your attention.  Released last month on Apple TV+, Caron’s feature directorial debut stars Julianne Moore and Sebastian Stan, as well as John Lithgow, Justice Smith and […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Director David F. Sandberg Talks Wonder Woman Cameo, the Marketing Swerve and Those Credit Scenes

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] After joining the DCEU in 2017, Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg is ready to hang up his cape. With the second chapter of the Shazamily’s adventures now in theaters, the Swedish filmmaker is finally able to open up about one of […]

‘The Mandalorian’ Star Katee Sackhoff Talks Bo-Katan’s Redemption and Her Mythosaur Secret

[This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian “Chapter 19: The Convert.”] The Mandalorian star Katee Sackhoff has pulled off the impossible.  Sackhoff knows full well how rare it is for a voice role to become a live-action role, but she made the leap as of Mandalorian season two, having already voiced Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze […]

‘65’ Filmmakers Beck and Woods Just Want to Bring Some Mystery Back to Movie Theaters

65 filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods long for the days when moviegoing was filled with mystery and intrigue regarding the experience that lies ahead. Nowadays, cinemagoers are more aware than ever before of what they’re going to get on screen, due to increasingly revealing trailers that are turned into events and dissected to no […]

‘The Last of Us’ Star Merle Dandridge on the Conflicting Emotions of the Finale’s Tragic Flashback

[This story contains spoilers for The Last of Us’ season finale, “Look for the Light.”] Merle Dandridge had the unique opportunity to reprise her role from The Last of Us video game series on HBO’s live-action adaptation, and so far, she’s the only performer from the games that can say that. Dandridge plays Marlene, the […]

‘Scream VI’ Filmmakers Radio Silence Talk the “Feel-Good” Ending, Starting Fake Rumors and Not Giving Up on Neve Campbell

[This story contains spoilers for Scream VI.] Scream VI filmmakers Radio Silence, the collective that consists of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella, have set a new franchise record with a $44.5 million opening weekend.  Just 14 months after their legacy sequel Scream (2022) reinvigorated Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s slasher franchise by introducing […]

Chloé Zhao Talks Johnnie Walker’s Female Filmmaker Initiative and What’s Next for Her

Two-time Oscar winner Chloé Zhao does not want to be one of the few exceptions. From Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider to Nomadland and Eternals, Zhao knows how to make an impact onscreen, but now she’s determined to make a difference offscreen, so that the list of Oscar-winning female directors can someday […]