Allan Arkush

Filmmaker Allan Arkush on the Resurrection of Get Crazy on Home Video 

Nearly four decades ago, director Allan Arkush followed up his punk rock hit Rock ‘n’ Roll High School with another zany music-fueled comedy titled Get Crazy. Inspired by 1941’s Hellzapoppin and the movies of Frank Tashlin, Arkush sought to compress his early 1970’s experience at New York’s famed rock club The Fillmore East working as an usher and stage crew member into a one-crazy-night odyssey led by his virtual doppelganger […]


Fight Coordinator Andy Cheng on Taking Shang-Chi to the Next Level

Currently, the highest domestic earner of the year, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now available on Digital and 4K/Blu-ray. The studio provided Below the Line with the chance to speak with the film’s fight coordinator Andy Cheng, whose work as a prominent member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team propelled him into a big career in Hollywood behind-the-scenes on such films as Rush Hour, Looper, […]


Encanto Co-Director Charise Castro Smith on Diving Head First Into Animation

Charise Castro Smith started her career as an actress and playwright at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. After several years putting on plays and acting in bit parts on TV, since 2015 she has transitioned to writing for episodic television including Devious Maids, The Exorcist, Sweetbitter, and The Haunting of Hill House. Now Smith is making the leap to features in the biggest -and most unorthodox- way possible by […]


Doc Spotlight: Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould Take a Joy Ride

Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait (the Police Academy franchise, World’s Greatest Dad) and Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) both started their careers in Boston and came to fame doing standup in the 1980’s. It took them a bit longer to become friends, however. That friendship, along with their decades-honed comedic chops, is on full display in director Goldthwait’s new documentary Joy Ride, which opens in theaters and on demand October […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Looking Back on 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Editor Marta Evry

It’s been over 30 years since New Line Cinema released the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into theaters, where it became the highest-grossing independent film ever made at the time. Tonight, October 7, I will be hosting a special outdoor screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the city it’s set in, New York City, to celebrate the upcoming fall opening Alamo Drafthouse‘s new Lower Manhattan location. The screening will […]