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How to shoot a movie in the Congo

By David Jenkins

Director Emmanuel Gras discusses the moral mine field of his gruelling Cannes prize-winner, Makala.

Beyond Infinity: Lee Unkrich on the past, present and future of Pixar

By Hannah Woodhead

The co-director of Toy Story 2 and 3, Finding Nemo and Coco reflects on his two decades at the animation studio.

Robert Yeoman on shooting Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The cinematographer recalls how the pair hit it off on the director’s 1996 debut feature.

Ai Weiwei on documenting the ‘greatest global crisis since World War Two’

By Stefan Pape

The artist and activist opens up about the profound experience of making his new film Human Flow.

Oneohtrix Point Never discusses his intoxicating Good Time score

By Adam Woodward

Musician Daniel Lopatin on soundtracking the Safdie brothers’ stunning latest.

The Safdie brothers’ guide to shooting New York City

By David Jenkins

The Good Time directors reveal the secret to capturing the essence of their home town on screen.

S Craig Zahler: ‘Shooting graphic violence is like setting up a magic trick’

By Adam Woodward

The director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 on his distinct approach to genre filmmaking.

Dissecting Audrey’s Dance with Twin Peaks star Sherilyn Fenn

By Martyn Conterio

The actress reveals how Prince inspired an iconic moment from the recent third season.

The Story of a Scene: David Lowery on A Ghost Story

By Manuela Lazic

The writer/director reveals how he convinced Rooney Mara to eat a pie for his haunting drama.

The story of Kuso, by Flying Lotus

By Gabriela Helfet

We met the musician-turned-movie director to talk Twitter, George Clinton and his sick cine-opus.

Riley Keough on why she loves working on independent movies

By Charles Bramesco

The American star discusses her role in the claustrophobic thriller It Comes at Night.

How to measure success in movies, with Lawrence Turman

By David Jenkins

The veteran producer behind The Graduate and The Thing dispenses some sage advice.

Lizzie Borden reflects on her vital feminist sci-fi Born in Flames

By Katherine McLaughlin

The American director discusses the issues at the heart of her newly remastered 1983 film.

How digital killed the video star

By Ian Gilchrist

Author and director Jon Spira discusses the lost joys of the local video rental store.

How I wrote My Life as a Courgette, by Céline Sciamma

By David Jenkins

The screenwriter behind this Oscar-nominated animation talks through the intricacies of her working process.

An SFX masterclass with Wonder Woman’s Paul McGuinness

By Caroline Stacey

The special effects whizz discusses crafting Wonder Woman’s shield and exploding Paddington’s oven.

How to run a successful independent film company

By Anton Bitel

Jason Blum, producer of The Purge, Insidious and Get Out, offers valuable insight into low-budget movie making.

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