Interviews

Claire Denis on how Etta James inspired Let the Sunshine In

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One of greatest directors working today picks apart the romantic gamesmanship of her wonderful latest.

Valeska Grisebach: ‘The western has always been a very exciting genre’

By David Jenkins

Western is a sensual, rustic drama which pays subtle homage to the classic horse opera, explains its German maker.

Robin Campillo: ‘I love to film things that seem impure in cinema’

By Manuela Lazic

The Moroccan-born French director recalls the excitement of being a member of Act Up.

Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke on playing nasty in Thoroughbreds

By David Jenkins

The stars of Cory Finley’s venomous chamber comedy discuss getting into their complex characters.

Wes Anderson: ‘I wanted language to play a role without it becoming an obstacle’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The US writer/director takes us inside his spellbinding stop-motion opus Isle of Dogs.

Lynne Ramsay: ‘Being a filmmaker is like being a psychoanalyst’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The You Were Never Really director talks framing violence and working with Joaquin Phoenix and Jonny Greenwood.

Joaquin Phoenix: ‘I always look to work with people that push me’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

It’s hammer time for the famously intense leading man ahead of his starring role in You Were Never Really Here.

Daniela Vega: ‘Trans people have existed for as long as humans have’

By Phil Concannon

The Chilean star of Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman offers her take on the film’s powerful message.

Guillermo del Toro: ‘Perversity is always in the eye of the beholder’

By David Jenkins

The master fabulist behind The Shape of Water talks sex, movies and what makes a monster tick.

Greta Gerwig: ‘I like the process of how a film becomes owned by different people’

By David Jenkins

The Lady Bird director espouses filmmaking as a team game and writing scripts inspired by personal memory.

Face to Face: Liv Ullmann on her life with Ingmar Bergman

By Matt Thrift

The screen icon speaks candidly about her remarkable career, and her complicated relationship with the late Swedish master.

Vicky Krieps: ‘Phantom Thread is more of a dance than it is a fight’

By David Jenkins

The star of Paul Thomas Anderson’s beguiling latest explains how she was able to square up with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Paul Thomas Anderson: ‘Daniel retiring completely changes things’

By Adam Woodward

The American master talks Phantom Thread and preparing for a post-Daniel Day-Lewis future.

Alexander Payne: ‘It’s a big idea you could take in myriad directions’

By Trevor Johnston

Nebraska’s finest muses on his dystopian, effects-driven sci-fi satire, Downsizing.

John Boorman on Kubrick, Connery and the lost Lord of The Rings script

By Matt Thrift

The legendary British director of Deliverance, Excalibur and Zardoz looks back over his extraordinary career.

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.

Masters of War: Martin McDonagh on Frances McDormand

By Adam Woodward

The British writer/director extols the many virtues of the star of his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Joe Dante on why Gremlins is the movie he’ll be remembered for

By Simon Bland

The veteran director reflects on the little monster movie that changed his career – and life – forever.

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