David Lowery

David Lowery is a filmmaker from Texas. His work as a director has been shown at Sundance, SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival, and includes Pioneer, St. Nick and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. As an editor, he has cut such films as Bad Fever, Sun Don’t Shine and Upstream Color, for which he received an Independent Spirit Nomination. As of this writing he is working on a movie about a dragon.

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Underrated/Overlooked: David Lowery on Warcraft (and Tale of Tales)

By David Lowery | November 16, 2016

Underrated/Overlooked: David Lowery on Warcraft (and Tale of Tales)

Pete's Dragon's director defends the reputation of Duncan Jones' much maligned sword-and-sorcery blockbuster (and another cinematic spectacle).

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

By Filmmakers | January 30, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Sundance Recommendations

In bed with a cup of tea, having lunch or stifling a sneeze, Talkhouse Film contributors share their Sundance picks from Park City and beyond.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

By David Lowery | December 3, 2015

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

The latest cinematic version of The Scottish Play is a slowed-down, amped-up overpowering tapestry that wields much power beyond the Bard's language.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario

By David Lowery | October 2, 2015

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario

A procedural set against the backdrop of the war against drugs, Villeneuve's new movie is powerful, unsettling stuff.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2

By David Lowery | June 29, 2015

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2

What happens when you want to see the sequel because you really enjoyed the first movie, but then your wife points out you never actually saw it?

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

By David Lowery | June 5, 2015

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Through the grip of a terrible fever, a filmmaker offers his perspective on the Swedish absurdist master's latest movie.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

By David Lowery | February 16, 2015

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

On a plane going to the other side of the world, the Texas filmmaker tries to Linklater's long-gestating masterpiece.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

By David Lowery | December 26, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Pondering the latest (disappointing) exploits of the half-shell heroes, and what kind of movies kids deserve and get.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep

By David Lowery | December 18, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep

Its heady seriousness and three-hour running time make this year's Palme d'Or winner a daunting prospect, but the film holds slow-burning pleasures.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

By David Lowery | October 28, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

A dramatic pretext is brilliantly played to comic effect in this dry and very funny Swedish film that took Cannes by storm earlier this year.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs

By David Lowery | September 16, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs

Watching a new work by a favorite director, the Texas filmmaker dwells on a long, suspended moment in this austere portrait of poverty.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

By David Lowery | August 11, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Pondering the latest (disappointing) exploits of the half-shell heroes, and what kind of movies kids deserve and get.

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

By David Lowery | July 16, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

“It’s always right now,” the young protagonist of Boyhood says in the final moments of the film...

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks David Michôd’s The Rover

By David Lowery | June 16, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks David Michôd’s The Rover

I’ve been obsessing a bit over the fact that David Michôd’s new film, The Rover, takes place in the future. “10 Years After the Collapse”...

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks James Gray’s The Immigrant

By David Lowery | May 16, 2014

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Talks James Gray’s The Immigrant

James Gray’s The Immigrant has had a rather prolapsed and still-not-complete journey to the big screen in the United States...