Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival opened with "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and we were there.
An interview with Rob Reiner, director of "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
Author Peter Biskind revisits four auteurs from the '70s--Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, and Terrence Malick.
The Ebertfest screening of Bennett Miller's "Capote" had added resonance due to the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Roger Ebert. Susan Wloszczyna reports.
Susan Wloszczyna presents the RogerEbert.com pick for Best Actress: Cate Blanchett.
Director John Lee Hancock on the challenges of making a film about Walt Disney for Disney.
Documenatarian Barry Avrich talks about his latest, "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story."
Matthew McConaughey talks about how he is dealing with the Oscar buzz around his "Dallas Buyers Club" performance.
Jared Leto stayed in character as a transsexual for the entire shooting schedule of "Dallas Buyers Club." He talks about why he did it and what he learned.