Truth and Movies

In Conversation

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 Woodhead

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

Franco Nero Strikes Again

By Christina Newland

The screen icon talks Tarantino, the delayed Django Lives!, and the time he got naked for John Huston.

It’s All True: A Conversation with David Fincher

By David Jenkins

The master filmmaker behind Mank on Orson Welles, Pauline Kael and realising a passion project after a 30-year wait.

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.

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