Interviews

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.

Jeff Nichols: ‘I think I can call myself a capable director at this point’

By Adam Woodward

The American writer/director of Midnight Special on honing his craft and retaining creative control.

Sebastian Schipper: ‘I’m so fed up with people trying to sugarcoat everything’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The German director of Victoria reveals the craziest thing he’s ever done for love.

Alice Winocour: ‘I put all of my fears into this film’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A female director making a tense action thriller is a rare beast. We meet a new and great one.

Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson: ‘We didn’t know if we were ever going to finish this movie’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One of America’s most lauded screenwriters and a maestro of stop-motion animation have teamed up for Anomalisa.

Robert Eggers: ‘The voices of the dead talk a lot louder to my imagination’

By Adam Woodward

The Witch puts in an early bid to be crowned 2016’s scariest film. Meets its director.

László Nemes: ‘I wanted recreate the experience of Auschwitz’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Hungarian director reveals how personal obsession fuelled his award-winning Holocaust drama, Son of Saul.

Gina Carano: ‘I never thought I’d eventually be in a Marvel movie’

By David Jenkins

A one-time mixed martial arts champ completes her transition to the big screen with Deadpool.

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