Truth and Movies


‘When people came to Rome, they only wanted to meet the Pope and Fellini’

By Matt Thrift

Fiammetta Profili reflects on her time working with Federico Fellini during his final decade.

Kelvin Harrison Jr: ‘Black people are beaten down before we’re celebrated’

By Benjamin Akpan

The rising star of Luce and Waves talks subverting expectations and stereotypes of black masculinity.

Money on the Street: A Conversation with the Safdie Brothers

By Charles Bramesco

The filmmaking siblings take us on a tour of New York’s Diamond District, the setting for their sensational Uncut Gems.

Edward Norton: ‘In America now, the veil has come off’

By Adam Woodward

The writer, director and star of Motherless Brooklyn talks New York, noir and making musical acquaintances.

Kim Longinotto: ‘I feel I’ve been cheated all my life by Hollywood’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One of Britain’s best documentary filmmakers trades on-camera interviews for archive footage in Shooting the Mafia.

Mati Diop: ‘It’s a unique experience to have characters come out of you’

By David Jenkins

With her eerie debut feature Atlantics, the actor-turned-director has delivered one of the year’s finest films.

Jennifer Kent: ‘This is the story that has played out around the world’

By Hannah Woodhead

The Australian writer/director on why her brutal new film The Nightingale is about love, not hate.

Ray Liotta: ‘Every character I’ve played is so far from who I am’

By Nick Hasted

The US actor surveys his career, from Something Wild and Goodfellas to Marriage Story and Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

De Niro and Pacino on The Irishman and the gangsterization of US politics

By Christina Newland

Face to face with two of the greatest actors of their generation, together in Martin Scorsese’s magisterial mob drama.

Werner Herzog: ‘The demonisation of Russia is a mistake’

By Greg Wetherall

The German filmmaker discusses the subversive message at the heart of his political documentary Meeting Gorbachev.

Olivier Assayas: ‘People are no longer on the side of art’

By David Jenkins

The French maestro on his acerbic new film Non-Fiction and why he’s a software rather than a hardware guy.

Sienna Miller: ‘You don’t do an independent film unless you love it’

By Elena Lazic

As her new film American Woman attests, the one-time “It girl” has grown into a reliable character actor.

Renée Zellweger: ‘There was a moment where I didn’t recognise myself’

By Guy Lodge

The American star discusses slipping into the skin of Hollywood’s tragic sweetheart, Judy Garland.

Shola Amoo: ‘The media’s depiction of blackness needs constant analysis’

By Adam Woodward

The British-Nigerian filmmaker on his intimate portrait of black masculinity, The Last Tree.

James Gray: ‘I was armed with an 800lb gorilla – the movie star’

By Matt Thrift

The Ad Astra director on how Brad Pitt helped him to make the sprawling sci-fi opus he had inside his head.

Terry Zwigoff: ‘Hollywood responds to the three Bs: bravado, bluster and bullshit’

By David Jenkins

We talk to the director of 2001 comedy masterpiece Ghost World ahead of an immersive London screening and soundtrack re-release.

Joanna Hogg and Honor Swinton Byrne on the art of vulnerability

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director and star of The Souvenir discuss diaries, memories and the life-changing qualities of making art.

Louis Leterrier on realising a lifelong dream with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

By Adam Woodward

The director of Netflix’s prequel series reveals how Jim Henson inspired him to become a filmmaker.

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