In Conversation

Denis Villeneuve: ‘I’m obsessed by the idea that humans can evolve’

By Anton Bitel

Quebec’s modernist sci-fi maestro talks big screens and small gestures, and how he brought the arid world of Arrakis to life.

Lashana Lynch: ‘A lot of nations need to own up to their history’

By Leila Latif

The British star of ear for eye on why the conversation around race needs to extend beyond the Black community.

Jeymes Samuel: ‘Movie westerns have lied to us our whole lives’

By Rogan Graham

The singer-songwriter known as The Bullitts slinks into the role of filmmaker with his super fun revisionist western, The Harder They Fall.

J Mascis: ‘In the early days, venues banned us for being too loud’

By Greg Wetherall

With the release of Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr, the frontman reflects on the band’s rollercoaster journey.

Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine on their movie inspirations

By Al Horner

The pair’s new concept album ‘A Beginner’s Mind’ takes its cues from an eclectic list of films, from Mad Max to The Silence of the Lambs.

Sam Spruell: ‘We had to leave set when the polar bears arrived’

By Adam Woodward

The British character actor talks toxic masculinity and filming in sub-zero temperatures for Andrew Haigh’s The North Water.

Tallulah Greive: ‘Working-class women aren’t homogeneous’

By Josh Slater-Williams

The star of the riotous Our Ladies talks classism, taking teens seriously and why Derry Girls comparisons are off base.

Nia DaCosta: ‘Candyman turns the white-saviour narrative on its head’

By Leila Latif

The industrious director reveals how she put a personal stamp on her Jordan Peele-produced refit of a horror classic.

Sian Heder: ‘A disability is only a disability if society makes it so’

By Charlotte Little

The director of CODA discusses working with the Deaf community for her tender coming-of-age drama.

Elia Suleiman: ‘I was a street kid who became a bum – but a thinking bum’

By Trevor Johnston

The Palestinian filmmaker discusses his new film It Must Be Heaven and finding humour in human displacement.

Ben Wheatley: ‘I’ve always been wary of the woods – they can kill you’

By Hannah Strong

The modern master of folk horror reveals the inspiration behind his forest freakout In the Earth.

Joanna Scanlan: ‘I’ve usually done comedy but I’ve never felt that’s me’

By David Jenkins

The great comedy actor explains how she played it straight for Aleem Khan’s moving debut feature After Love.

Paul Raci: Master of Reality

By Adam Woodward

The veteran character actor chats Sound of Metal, D/deaf representation and performing ASL as Ozzy Osbourne.

Terence Blanchard on composing the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s career

By Kambole Campbell

The legendary jazz musician and two-time Oscar nominee shares his creative process.

Carey Mulligan: ‘Women have been having these conversations for millennia’

By Hannah Strong

Carey Mulligan is into taking risks, and her role as Cassie Thomas might just be her biggest one yet.

Lee Isaac Chung, Steven Yeun and Alan S Kim on making Minari

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director and on-screen father-son tell the story of how they captured cinematic lightning in a bottle.

Darius Marder: ‘I wanted to show and capture deaf culture’

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director of Sound of Metal discusses replicating the experience of deafness on screen.

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