In Conversation

Willem Dafoe and Hong Chau: ‘The meaning comes in the doing’

By Hannah Strong

Willem Dafoe and Hong Chau lay out the particulars of Yorgos Lanthimos’s method with actors.

Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons: ‘Is Yorgos okay with us giving away the secrets?’

By Hannah Strong

Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons attempt to decipher the codes and meanings in Kinds of Kindness.

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou: ‘It’s a constant relationship’

By Hannah Strong

The co-writers of Kinds of Kindness reflect on their enduring partnership and putting their characters through the ringer.

Jeff Nichols: ‘It’s a very intoxicating thing, riding on a bike’

By Hannah Strong

After getting his motorcycle license and pondering the story for two decades, the director of The Bikeriders explains what drew him to Danny Lyon's iconic photobook documenting the lives of a 1960s motorcycle gang.

‘It was hard to hit me in the face with the steak’ – Jon Heder on 20 years of Napoleon Dynamite

By Simon Bland

Two decades on from an unlikely cultural phenomenon, the star of Jarred Hess's lo-fi cult classic talks Moon Boots, Jamiroquai and doing his own stunts.

Iain Softley: ‘I had this idea in my mind, “What would the story be if these weren’t The Beatles?”’

By Michael Leader

As Sam Mendes gears up to make his behemoth Beatles biopic, the director of 1994 early-Beatles drama Backbeat reflects on the story of Stuart Sutcliffe – the Beatle who wasn't.

Under the Cover: Tom Humberstone

By Little White Lies

We go behind the scenes on the cover of LWLies 103: The Kinds of Kindness Issue with comic artist and illustrator Tom Humberstone.

Jane Schoenbrun: ‘I think of film as a medium that is going to disappear eventually’

By Esmé Holden

The filmmaker reflects on her sophomore feature film, I Saw the TV Glow, in which two teenage outsiders find comfort in a mysterious television series.

Alice Rohrwacher: ‘The past must be a living thing’

By Hannah Strong

The Italian filmmaker on the magical mystery tour into the past that makes up her gorgeous latest, La Chimera.

Rose Glass: ‘Like every director, there’s a god complex somewhere’

By Hannah Strong

The director of the storming after hours classic-in-the-making, Love Lies Bleeding, on the strange worlds of crime and bodybuilding.

Three’s Company: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist on Challengers

By David Jenkins

The trio at the heart of Luca Guadagnino's racy tennis drama tell all about summer camp, short shorts, and their formative Guadagnino experiences.

Luca Guadagnino: ‘I don’t watch tennis matches. It’s quite boring to me’

By David Jenkins

We catch up with the Italian provocateur behind Challengers: the sports drama starring Zendaya, Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist, that's getting pulses raising around the world this spring.

Victor Erice: ‘Cinema is a form of destiny’

By David Jenkins

On the occasion of his highly anticipated and long-awaited fourth feature film, we receive an audience with the master of Spanish cinema, who reflects on the long journey that Close Your Eyes had.

Under the Cover: Petra Eriksson

By Little White Lies

We go behind the scenes on the cover of LWLies 102: The Challengers Issue with illustrator, Swedish artist and graphic designer Petra Eriksson.

Griffin Dunne: ‘Scorsese’s energy and enthusiasm was infectious’

By Leigh Singer

The star of Martin Scorsese's down and dirty 1985 runaround reflects on the strange journey of getting After Hours made and how Spielberg and De Palma influenced the film's ending.

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke: ‘Let’s just embrace love and sex’

By Hannah Strong

The married duo behind Drive-Away Dolls bicker about Russ Meyer and reveal their plans for queer comedy genre movie domination.

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