Truth and Movies

In Conversation

Brandon Cronenberg: ‘We built a wax Andrea Riseborough’

By Leila Latif

The genre prodigy talks perfect casting and practical effects in his latest shocker, Possessor.

Steve McQueen: ‘Until things change, these stories will always be timely’

By Aaron Hunt

The director reflects on the making of his triumphant ode to Black culture and resilience, Small Axe.

Michael Stuhlbarg: ‘Accidents are what keep art alive’

By Adam Woodward

The renowned character actor reveals how Josephine Decker nudged him out of his comfort zone.

Elisabeth Moss: ‘As women, we’re expected to not be that unpleasant’

By Hannah Woodhead

The star and producer of Shirley on the enticements of strong, complex female characters.

Sope Dìrísù: ‘Fear is a very difficult sensation to replicate’

By David Jenkins

A decade of hard graft across stage, screen and TV has resulted in a bone-rattling lead turn in political horror, His House.

Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq on the personal journey of Mogul Mowgli

By Leila Latif

The actor and director discuss the shared experiences that inspired their bittersweet love letter to their spiritual home.

Garrett Bradley: ‘It’s important to resist the invisibility of the prison industrial complex’

By Aaron Hunt

The director discusses her stark interrogation of the destructive stasis of the carceral state, Time.

Miranda July: ‘I’m interested in the little self-sabotaging things we do’

By Hannah Woodhead

Breaking into the local post office was deep research for the artworld multi-hypenate’s superb new film, Kajillionaire.

Kirsten Johnson: ‘I was asking cinema to keep my dad alive’

By Adam Woodward

The documentary maker attempts to cheat death with her life-affirming latest, Dick Johnson Is Dead.

Channing Godfrey Peoples: ‘I’ve always been fascinated with lineage’

By Rogan Graham

Don’t be fooled by the surface-level frivolity of Miss Juneteenth says its canny, thoughtful director.

Amy Seimetz: ‘There is no waking up from death’

By Lillian Crawford

The director of She Dies Tomorrow opens up about how anxiety and existential dread feed her creative spirit.

John David Washington: ‘I’m better acquainted with heights now’

By Kambole Campbell

The star of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet revels in the toil of making an experimental mega blockbuster.

Shannon Murphy: ‘At film school they made me believe I couldn’t be an auteur’

By David Jenkins

The Australian director discusses her debut, Babyteeth, and why she’s perfectly happy making other people’s scripts.

Claire Oakley: ‘The whole film is about describing the feelings of this young woman’

By Elena Lazic

How a fascination with female desire inspired the first-time director of the excellent Make Up.

Eliza Hittman: ‘I sat down with abortion providers to try to understand the story I wanted to tell’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director on how first-hand research informed her ‘poetic odyssey’, Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

Kitty Green on why The Assistant goes way beyond Weinstein

By Beth Webb

The American filmmaker’s debut narrative feature is the perfect drama for the post #MeToo era.

Haifaa Al Mansour: ‘It’s amazing to shape art in Saudi Arabia’

By Fatima Sheriff

The Saudi Arabian iconoclast details the tribulations of making The Perfect Candidate.

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