Interviews

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.

Jeremy Saulnier: ‘The motivations for the violence are all very practical’

By Anton Bitel

The Green Room director offers some sage advice on how to ride the wave of your first indie hit.

Richard Linklater: ‘Making movies is a lot like putting a sports team together’

By Adam Woodward

LWLies steps up to the plate with the writer/director of the sensational Everybody Wants Some!!

Tom Hiddleston: “I had to commit to Hank’s truth.”

By David Jenkins

The most-wanted Brit star slinks into the boots of country troubadour Hank Williams.

Christian Bale: ‘Terrence Malick is a great destroyer of vanity’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Wales’ finest son sheds his batsuit to search for God and transcendence in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups.

Miguel Gomes: ‘This film is like a secret door that I entered’

By David Jenkins

The Portuguese writer/director on his wondrous three-part epic Arabian Nights.

Joachim Trier: ‘Making movies takes something out of you every time’

By David Jenkins

The Norwegian director of Louder Than Bombs talks us through the intricacies of his writing process.

Hirokazu Koreeda: ‘Families are priceless but troublesome’

By David Jenkins

One of Japan’s best living directors tells us about adapting manga and mimicking Ozu.

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