In Conversation

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Julia Ducournau: ‘The way losing your virginity is portrayed in most movies is very outdated’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

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.

John Hurt remembered by 1984 director Michael Radford

By Ian Schultz

The British filmmaker shares his memories of his late friend and reflects on his Orwell adaptation.

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.

Maren Ade: ‘Making films helps me to discover things about myself’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The German writer/director reveals how she quietly went about making one of the great films of the 21st century.

Kenneth Lonergan: ‘A good idea is like having a daydream that you write down’

By David Jenkins

The Manchester by the Sea writer/director reveals how he creates, builds and develops his characters.

Gareth Edwards: The Last Detail

By David Jenkins

Inside the hyper-charged mind of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director.

Chloë Sevigny: ‘Movies just aren’t as bold as they were in the ’90s’

By Steven T Hanley

The actress and fashion icon reflects on her early career and discusses stepping behind the camera for her debut short, Kitty.

Ben Younger: ‘I had to borrow money out of my mom’s 401k, it’s not a good look’

By Adam Woodward

The one-time prizefighting director discusses his return to the movie ring after an extended hiatus.

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