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Alex Ross Perry

Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1984. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. His second film, The Color Wheel, was distributed theatrically in 2012 and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award; his third, Listen Up Philip, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Happy for all my old friends but also excited to see the new pals I made on this shoot again and now feel like less of an outsider.

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Talks

How The Neon Demon’s “Failure” Reveals a Major Problem in Indie Film

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By Alex Ross Perry | December 30, 2016

How The Neon Demon’s “Failure” Reveals a Major Problem in Indie Film

Alex Ross Perry on Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece, and what it bombing at the box office says about the state of independent film.

Why We Must Rethink the Metrics of Success (When Even Stranger Things Can’t Rescue a Film from Obscurity)

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By Alex Ross Perry | October 7, 2016

Why We Must Rethink the Metrics of Success (When Even Stranger Things Can’t Rescue a Film from Obscurity)

Alex Ross Perry ponders the problems caused by the non-disclosure of digital film sales numbers and the inability of movies to stand out on VOD.

How The Neon Demon’s “Failure” Reveals a Major Problem in Indie Film

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By Alex Ross Perry | July 8, 2016

How The Neon Demon’s “Failure” Reveals a Major Problem in Indie Film

Alex Ross Perry on Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece, and what it bombing at the box office says about the state of independent film.

This Pseudo-Documentary about “Non-Reading Lesbian” Dennis Hopper is the First Half of a Great Lost Double Bill

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By Alex Ross Perry | February 8, 2016

This Pseudo-Documentary about “Non-Reading Lesbian” Dennis Hopper is the First Half of a Great Lost Double Bill

Alex Ross Perry talks Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson's 'The American Dreamer' (and its companion piece, Hopper's masterpiece, 'The Last Movie')

Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) Talks Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno

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By Alex Ross Perry | September 23, 2015

Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) Talks Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno

After more than half a decade away, the Splat Pack director returns with a disgusting, vile, morally dubious cannibal movie. Yes, it's that good.

Josh Safdie (Heaven Knows What) and Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talk Doug Ellin’s Entourage

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By Josh Safdie | June 9, 2015

Josh Safdie (Heaven Knows What) and Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talk Doug Ellin’s Entourage

Two New York indie filmmakers who are longtime fans of Vinnie Chase and the gang debate how the HBO show fared in its leap to the big screen.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Cameron Crowe’s Aloha

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By Alex Ross Perry | May 29, 2015

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Cameron Crowe’s Aloha

Does the level of animosity aimed at this new film from a once-beloved writer-director point at deeper cultural issues?

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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By Alex Ross Perry | December 22, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

As the second of the Kiwi director's Tolkien trilogies ends, a look back at the scope and impact of this epic body of work.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Adam Wingard’s The Guest

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By Alex Ross Perry | September 22, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Adam Wingard’s The Guest

The latest film from Wingard and his creative collaborator Simon Barrett harkens back to '80s genre cinema, but don't just write it off as pastiche.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Adam Wingard’s The Guest

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By Alex Ross Perry | September 22, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Adam Wingard’s The Guest

The latest film from Wingard and his creative collaborator Simon Barrett harkens back to '80s genre cinema, but don't just write it off as pastiche.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary

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By Alex Ross Perry | July 31, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary

The follow-up to The Guard has a great cast and a stunning setting, but slow-burning suspense and Catholic guilt doesn't play for everyone.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil

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By Alex Ross Perry | July 8, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil

“From the director of Sinister.” Sold. Scott Derrickson’s Sinister was not only one of my favorite films...

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur

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By Alex Ross Perry | June 26, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur

Is Roman Polanski the greatest living filmmaker? On any given day, the argument could be made and effortlessly backed up. Polanski is as good...

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Jon S. Baird’s Filth

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By Alex Ross Perry | May 29, 2014

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) Talks Jon S. Baird’s Filth

What is the point of a vaguely “extreme” British crime and corrupt cops import if not to inspire the awe...