Interviews

Sam Spruell: ‘We had to leave set when the polar bears arrived’

By Adam Woodward

The British character actor talks toxic masculinity and filming in sub-zero temperatures for Andrew Haigh’s The North Water.

Tallulah Greive: ‘Working-class women aren’t homogeneous’

By Josh Slater-Williams

The star of the riotous Our Ladies talks classism, taking teens seriously and why Derry Girls comparisons are off base.

Nia DaCosta: ‘Candyman turns the white-saviour narrative on its head’

By Leila Latif

The industrious director reveals how she put a personal stamp on her Jordan Peele-produced refit of a horror classic.

Sian Heder: ‘A disability is only a disability if society makes it so’

By Charlotte Little

The director of CODA discusses working with the Deaf community for her tender coming-of-age drama.

Elia Suleiman: ‘I was a street kid who became a bum – but a thinking bum’

By Trevor Johnston

The Palestinian filmmaker discusses his new film It Must Be Heaven and finding humour in human displacement.

Ben Wheatley: ‘I’ve always been wary of the woods – they can kill you’

By Hannah Strong

The modern master of folk horror reveals the inspiration behind his forest freakout In the Earth.

Joanna Scanlan: ‘I’ve usually done comedy but I’ve never felt that’s me’

By David Jenkins

The great comedy actor explains how she played it straight for Aleem Khan’s moving debut feature After Love.

Paul Raci: Master of Reality

By Adam Woodward

The veteran character actor chats Sound of Metal, D/deaf representation and performing ASL as Ozzy Osbourne.

Terence Blanchard on composing the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s career

By Kambole Campbell

The legendary jazz musician and two-time Oscar nominee shares his creative process.

Carey Mulligan: ‘Women have been having these conversations for millennia’

By Hannah Strong

Carey Mulligan is into taking risks, and her role as Cassie Thomas might just be her biggest one yet.

Lee Isaac Chung, Steven Yeun and Alan S Kim on making Minari

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director and on-screen father-son tell the story of how they captured cinematic lightning in a bottle.

Darius Marder: ‘I wanted to show and capture deaf culture’

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director of Sound of Metal discusses replicating the experience of deafness on screen.

LaKeith Stanfield: ‘There’s a big fear about people of colour being in power’

By Leila Latif

The actor discusses the ambiguity of his role in Judas and the Black Messiah while espousing peace, love and connectivity.

Cathy Yan: ‘I love pushing the boundaries of genre’

By Grace Z Li

The Birds of Prey director reflects on her 2018 debut feature Dead Pigs, and teases her next project.

Katherine Waterston: ‘I would love to make this film five times’

By Adam Woodward

The star of The World to Come gives a career-best performance in this hardscrabble tale of female longing.

Paul Greengrass: ‘I wanted to make The Searchers in reverse’

By Charles Bramesco

The writer/director on channelling John Ford for his first foray into the American frontier, News of the World.

Toxic Avenger: Emerald Fennell on Promising Young Woman

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director shares her love of Paris Hilton and her frustrations with the way we talk about women in film.

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