Interviews

Daniel Clowes: ‘Wilson is like my nemesis – but I admire him also’

By Charles Bramesco

The renowned American comic artist discusses the latest adaptation of his work.

David Michôd: ‘When your leaders lie to you all the time, you stop believing anything’

By Manuela Lazic

The Australian writer/director sounds off about his spiky military satire, War Machine.

Sofia Coppola: ‘I’m telling the same story but from the women’s point of view’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director tells us how she toyed with gender politics and screen hunks for her new film, The Beguiled.

Ian McShane: ‘Masculinity has become more complicated over the last 20 years’

By Christina Newland

The veteran screen star talks Jawbone, bad superhero movies and how ‘tough guy’ acting has evolved.

Gemma Arterton: ‘I can definitely tell when a woman has written a script’

By David Jenkins

The British leading lady discusses her role in the delightful Blitz-era comedy-drama, Their Finest.

Ted Kotcheff: ‘I was approached to make A Clockwork Orange; Mick Jagger wanted to play Alex’

By Ian Gilchrist

The veteran director of First Blood and Weekend at Bernie’s reflects on his remarkably varied career.

Charlie Hunnam: ‘Modern life is not particularly interesting to me’

By Daniel Schindel

The in-demand actor discusses his recent roles in The Lost City of Z and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Cynthia Nixon: ‘It’s a juicy thing for an actor to get to do, a death scene’

By Adam Woodward

The star of A Quiet Passion reveals how she conveyed her character’s mental and physical pain.

Hanna Schygulla: ‘Fassbinder had very concrete ideas about the choreography of bodies’

By David Jenkins

The German actor reveals how she coped with being Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s muse.

Julia Ducournau: ‘The way losing your virginity is portrayed in most movies is very outdated’

By David Jenkins

The director of Raw discusses why her film is a bold expression of female sexuality.

Ben Wheatley: ‘I didn’t get anywhere with film until I stopped caring’

By Adam Woodward

The Free Fire writer/director opens up about his colourful past, and why he’s desperate to make a rom-com.

Kleber Mendonça Filho: ‘John Carpenter is always a reference point for me’

By David Jenkins

The brilliant Brazilian director of Aquarius talks about why he keeps coming back to Assault on Precinct 13.

Paul Verhoeven: ‘Hollywood thinks audiences are stupid’

By Matt Thrift

The outspoken Dutch filmmaker discusses his triumphant return to cinema, Elle.

Kelly Reichardt: ‘Filmmaking is not as carefree a thing as it once was’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The American director talks Certain Women, working with Michelle Williams and why she’s ready to take a break from filmmaking.

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.

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