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The National compose ‘Think You Can Wait’ for Win Win

US band The National have written a song especially for Tom McCarthy’s new film Win Win.

Already a critical favourite in the US after premiering at Sundance in January, the film stars Paul Giamatti, in what is arguably his best part since Sideways (2004), as a New Jersey attorney who moonlights as a highschool wrestling coach.

It also stars Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey and Alex Shaffer.

The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger wrote the song ‘Think You Can Wait’ after watching the film and the end result fits perfectly.

You can listen to the track here:

The National – Think You Can Wait by Hypetrak

Or watch the video below:

Win Win is currently in limted release in the US and opens in the UK on Friday 27th May

> Official site for Win Win
> Reviews for Win Win at Metacritic
> The National

Cinema Interviews Podcast

Interview: Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy on The Visitor

This week sees the UK release of The Visitor, a drama about an economics professor (Richard Jenkins) who discovers two illegal immigrants living in his New York apartment.

I recently spoke toย  Richard Jenkins and writer-director Tom McCarthy about the film.

Richard is probably best known for his supporting roles in films such as Flirting With Disaster, The Man Who Wasn’t There and as the ghost of Nathaniel Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under.

Tom made his debut as a writer-director with The Station Agent in 2003 and has acted in films such as Good Night, and Good Luck, Flags of Our Fathers and the TV shows The Wire and Law & Order.

You can listen to the interviews here:


You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

The Visitor is out in UK cinemas from Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy at the IMDb
> Official site for The Visitor
> Trailer and clips of the film at Take Part
> Video of Tom McCarthy discussing the issues of the film at the ACLU
> The Lost Children – A feature in The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot about US immigration and detention

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