Interviews

John Waters: ‘I’m like a weird gay version of my father’

By David Jenkins

The Pope of Trash reflects on his controversial career ahead of the re-release of his black comedy Multiple Maniacs.

Barry Jenkins: ‘Where I come from, people just don’t have the means to make a film’

By Adam Woodward

The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.

Mike Mills: ‘Filmmaking isn’t therapy for me, I don’t cry on set’

By David Jenkins

The director of 20th Century Women discusses his personalised cine-poem written to his late mother.

Maren Ade: ‘Making films helps me to discover things about myself’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The German writer/director reveals how she quietly went about making one of the great films of the 21st century.

Kenneth Lonergan: ‘A good idea is like having a daydream that you write down’

By David Jenkins

The Manchester by the Sea writer/director reveals how he creates, builds and develops his characters.

Gareth Edwards: The Last Detail

By David Jenkins

Inside the hyper-charged mind of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director.

Chloë Sevigny: ‘Movies just aren’t as bold as they were in the ’90s’

By Steven T Hanley

The actress and fashion icon reflects on her early career and discusses stepping behind the camera for her debut short, Kitty.

Ben Younger: ‘I had to borrow money out of my mom’s 401k, it’s not a good look’

By Adam Woodward

The one-time prizefighting director discusses his return to the movie ring after an extended hiatus.

Jim Jarmusch: ‘The spirit of punk is even more valuable now than ever’

By Zach Lewis

The indie idol discusses Paterson, the musicality of movies and how Man Ray made films for his band to play along to.

Paul Schrader: ‘In the ’70s it wasn’t that the films were better, it was the audiences’

By Matt Thrift

The veteran Hollywood maverick talks Dog Eat Dog, Scorsese and the challenges of modern moviemaking.

David Oyelowo: ‘The best of us is to love and be loved’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The star of A United Kingdom talks frankly and openly about the importance of faith in life and work.

John Carpenter: ‘A lot of purists want to go back to using film, but you’ve got to keep moving with the times’

By Adam Woodward

The cult director talks remakes, his love of early synthesisers and why nostalgia works in mysterious ways.

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.

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