Charlie Brooker: ‘Once you’ve f**ked a pig on the telly, you’ve shifted the bar for what’s acceptable’

By Michael Leader

The Black Mirror writer discusses the show’s switch to Netflix, and why he loves torturing his characters.

John Michael McDonagh: ‘I’ve become more jaded the more films I’ve made’

By Adam Woodward

The War on Everyone writer/director opens up about his conflicted relationship with his craft.

Liam Gallagher: ‘What we did in three years took the Beatles eight’

By Little White Lies

Director Mat Whitecross speaks to the former Oasis frontman about the band’s whirlwind early years.

Ira Sachs: ‘In the age of Netflix, I’ve been showing my kids Buster Keaton’

By David Jenkins

The US writer/director of Love is Strange and Little Men on indie cinema, Ozu and climbing mountains.

Taika Waititi: ‘I often fantasise about stopping making films’

By Poppy Doran

The Kiwi writer/director talks poking fun at his homeland and why he won’t be making movies forever.

David Mackenzie: ‘My film asks some important questions about America’

By Adam Woodward

The Hell or High Water director on the themes and influences that make up his finely crafted anti-western.

Mathieu Amalric: ‘Some people need to have sex every day’

By David Jenkins

The French actor and sometime director discusses his deliciously nasty take on a Georges Simenon classic.

Todd Phillips: ‘The world is waking up to the fact that the system is rigged’

By Adam Woodward

The War Dogs director talks truth, Trump and why laughter will always be the best medicine.

Brady Corbet: ‘I wanted to make a poetic film about politics’

By Ed Gibbs

The actor discusses stepping behind the lens for his startling directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader.

Jaume Collet-Serra: ‘If I was in that situation, I would die in two seconds’

By Adam Nayman

The Spanish genre master on directing The Shallows, working with SFX and why Orphan is so funny.

Alex Cox: ‘I’m more sympathetic to Lydon’s point of view than ever’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The director of Sid and Nancy reflects on the mistakes he made and discovering Gary Oldman.

Jeff Goldblum: ‘Finding out our relationship to the universe – that would be something’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Independence Day: Resurgence sees Jeff Goldblum return as Earth’s lone voice of interplanetary reason.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: ‘Steven Spielberg turned me on to making movies’

By Matt Thrift

The Thai master from the little town of Khon Kaen on the movies and directors that inspired him.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi: ‘The history of Studio Ghibli is also a history of myself’

By David Jenkins

Meet the director of the beautiful new film widely rumoured to be Studio Ghibli’s last hurrah.

Whit Stillman: ‘There would be a lot more Jane Austen movies if there were dollar signs’

By David Jenkins

The dean of American comedy cinema talks tackling (and acing) a lost Jane Austen classic.

Nicolas Winding Refn: ‘I wanted to make a film about the 16-year-old girl inside me’

By Adam Woodward

With The Neon Demon the Danish writer/director has made his most provocative film yet. We travelled to Copenhagen to meet him.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven: ‘Women are perceived through a filter of sexualisation’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The director of Mustang on why women must fight against conservative oppression.

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