Brady Corbet

White Gaze – How films of anxiety and introspection clouded America’s dominant perspective

By Stephen Winter

In our latest Obama Era Cinema essay, Stephen Winter considers the impact of two controversial role reversal fantasies.

Why do we watch horror movies?

By Colin Biggs

For many of us it’s a case of escapism, but for others horror cinema can be at once scary and soothing.

The Childhood of a Leader

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Actor Brady Corbet moves behind the camera for this bold, baroque exploration into the roots of political evil.


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.

10 great debuts by actors turned directors

By Brogan Morris

With The Childhood of a Leader arriving in cinemas, here are some other memorable shifts from stars behind the lens.

LWLies 66: The Magnificent Seven

By Little White Lies

Saddle up with our epic Stetson-tip to Antoine Fuqua’s gritty western remake.

Simon Killer

By David Jenkins

Bad things go down in the city of lights in Antonio Campos’ chilling character study.


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