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Interview

A war correspondent is forced to interview a manipulative B-movie bombshell.

Interview is one of those 'œchatty, catty conceptual face-offs that are often best left to the stage,' said Manohla Dargis in The New York Times. In this remake of a film by slain Dutch director Theo van Gogh, director and star Steve Buscemi casts himself according to type as Pierre, a schlubby, self-loathing war reporter who's been demoted to writing celebrity profiles of B actresses such as Katya, played to shallow perfection by Sienna Miller. The interview gets off to a bad start. He knows zilch about her roles in movies such as Killer Body Parts IV, so she gets offended and bolts. Katya 'œought to be listed as a controlled substance,' for what happens next, said Kyle Smith in the New York Post. Her intoxicating good looks cause a car to veer off the road and into Pierre. When she takes the reporter back to her place to recover, they continue their verbal sparring. Interview is suspenseful and engaging, but it's pure fantasy, said Carina Chocano in the Los Angeles Times. No actress would share her computer files for an interview, and even ingénues know not to do drugs with reporters. 'œIt's not that you absolutely can't see these two engaging in a high-stakes, cat-and-mouse, I'll-tell-you-my-biggest-secret-if-you-tell-me-yours showdown, it's just that you can't really imagine her publicist allowing it.'

Rating: R

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