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Brian Davids


Since 2018, Brian Davids has conducted over 700 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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‘Masters of the Air’ Star Nate Mann on Playing the Show’s Most Talented Pilot

When a World War II drama series about airmen features the likes of Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan and Callum Turner, it’s reasonable to presume that one of them would be playing the story’s quintessential hotshot pilot. Instead, that honor belongs to Nate Mann, who portrays Lieutenant Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal, one of the most decorated real-life […]

Denis Villeneuve Talks ‘Dune 2’ and Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Still Keeps Him Up at Night

You’d be hard-pressed to find a filmmaker who has put together a finer body of work than Denis Villeneuve has since making his U.S. debut in 2013. From the mold-breaking thrillers of Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario to a murderers’ row of sci-fi films including Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, the French Canadian director’s films […]

“Our Hope Is That We Break as Much New Ground as We Did on the Last One”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse brain trust pulled off a next-to-impossible feat.  Writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller had the unenviable task of following up 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, their Oscar-winning film that redefined the animated medium and well-trodden superhero genre. But against all odds, the longtime creative partners managed to shepherd a middle […]

How ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ Star Liza Soberano Stole the Show in Her American Debut

[This story contains graphic spoilers for Lisa Frankenstein.] If Lisa Frankenstein is any indication, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Liza Soberano in years to come.  At the age of 10, the Filipino-American actor moved from Visalia, Calif. to Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and she found countrywide success at the […]

‘Land of Bad’ Director William Eubank Talks His Full-Circle Experience with Russell Crowe

In late 2011, William Eubank took a job as second unit director of Allen Hughes’ Broken City. Hughes hired Eubank off of early footage from his feature directorial debut, Love (2011), which is a Kubrickian arthouse film that he made in collaboration with Tom DeLonge and his band Angels & Airwaves. The second-unit gig was […]

‘Madame Web’ Director SJ Clarkson Talks No Post-Credits Scene, That ’90s Rumor and Joining the MCU After the Fact

Madame Web filmmaker SJ Clarkson is both persistent and prolific. The British director has helmed at least 109 episodes of television from 2001 until now. She cut her teeth to the tune of 37 episodes on a British medical soap known as Doctors, but that experience eventually paved the way for the likes of Dexter, […]

Isabela Merced Talks ‘Madame Web,’ Her ‘Superman: Legacy’ Test and ‘Alien: Romulus’

Isabela Merced was already one of the industry’s most sought-after young actors, and then she went on an unparalleled casting streak that includes the likes of Madame Web, Alien: Romulus, Superman: Legacy and The Last of Us season two. She also has her second John Green adaptation, Turtles All the Way Down, releasing this spring, […]

Diablo Cody and Zelda Williams Talk ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ and the R-Rated Cut of Its Boldest Scene

The Lisa Frankenstein brain trust of Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Zelda Williams became one of the few silver linings of their pandemic experiences. Unbeknownst to Williams, the duo had a mutual friend in common, Cody’s boyfriend, and when Cody put the finishing touches on her outlandish rom-com script, her partner suggested that Lisa […]

Kathryn Newton Talks ‘Lisa Frankenstein,’ Young Avengers, ‘Big Little Lies 3’ and ‘Freaky Death Day’

Kathryn Newton’s feature film career continues to bear fruit.  Just five years ago, she was a series regular on two hit television series, HBO’s Big Little Lies and Netflix’s The Society, but when the pandemic played a role in the un-renewal of the latter, Newton wasted no time amassing an impressive slate of films. First […]

‘The Seeding’ Filmmaker Barnaby Clay Talks the Challenges of Indie Horror and the Roads Not Taken

Independent filmmaking is not for the faint of heart, and writer-director Barnaby Clay just spent eight years learning that lesson en route to his first narrative feature, The Seeding.  Clay began his directorial career in music videos for artists such as Rihanna, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Gnarls Barkley, as well as short films and […]

Austin Butler on Tom Hanks’ ‘Masters of the Air’ Pitch and “Deeply” Loving ‘Dune: Part Two’

As Austin Butler put the finishing touches on his eventual Oscar-nominated performance as Elvis Presley, his Elvis co-star Tom Hanks was already envisioning the budding superstar’s next move. In early 2021, just weeks before Elvis was scheduled to wrap, Hanks took Butler to dinner and pitched him Masters of the Air, the spiritual follow-up to […]

How ‘Echo’ EP Marion Dayre Brought a Bit of ‘Better Call Saul’ to the MCU

[This story contains spoilers for Echo.] There are certain television shows that people within the entertainment industry all watch and admire, and one of those shows was Better Call Saul, the celebrated prequel-sequel to the almighty Breaking Bad. The number of influential filmmakers who watched Saul is at least a mile long (Steven Soderbergh, Guillermo […]