The Rescue – Q&A with E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

This story is incredibly dramatic on its face. What were the underlying themes that most resonated with you?
E. Chai Vasarhelyi: I think it’s important to remember how divided the world was in 2018.

The Card Counter – Q&A with Paul Schrader and Tiffany Haddish

Can you talk about finding this character, before you brought him to the page?
Paul Schrader: These kinds of stories — I’ve done about a half-dozen of them, stretching all the way back to *Taxi Driver* — usually come about when there’s a metaphor.