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Blood, sweat and Hoard: an interview with Joseph Quinn and Saura Lightfoot-Leon

May 14, 2024

The stars of Luna Carmoon's Hoard, Joseph Quinn and Saura Lightfoot-Leon talk sperm-sweat aftershave, Venice Film Festival and making films that feel nourishing.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Cannes 2024: Seven unmissable films playing this year

May 3, 2024

The biggest film festival in the world is back with a typically impressive lineup.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

In Challengers, of course tennis is a metaphor for sex

April 29, 2024

In Luca Guadagnino's Challengers, the sport becomes a vessel to explore a volatile, sexually charged love triangle, where every interaction has the ping-pong energy of an intense rally, says Iana Murray.

BY Iana Murray

Film

Nick Love: Because of my films, I’ve made lots of friends with gangsters

January 3, 2024

From being one of film's naughty step children to getting a BFI retrospective, Nick Love opens up on his early life, addiction, and how masculinity has changed for the better.

BY Sam Murphy

Confessions

Saints and sinners: Eddie Marsan on his role as Mitch Winehouse

April 17, 2024

The beloved British actor talks Back To Black, Mitch Winehouse, and what he’s learnt about acting over his accomplished career.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Ray Winstone: On Tough Guy Roles, Working with Guy Ritchie, and Love Stories

April 12, 2024

The iconic British actor talks about his incredible career and legacy.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Screenwriter Justin Kuritzkes is quickly becoming Luca Guadagnino’s favourite doubles partner  

April 22, 2024

The playwright and novelist Justin Kuritzkes discusses his film debut Challengers, whose script was inspired by a moment between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka at the 2018 US Open. He discusses erotic tension, reality TV and his adaptation of William S. Burrough's 'Queer,' Guadagnino's next project.

BY Issy Carr

Film

Thea Sharrock: Wicked Little Letters isn’t a political piece

April 8, 2024

Director Thea Sharrock discusses the making of her latest feature.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera is a powerful meditation on materialism and memory

April 3, 2024

Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera is a charming tale that blurs the line between the real and the supernatural, the past and the present. From tarot to the Etruscans, Rohrwacher speaks to us about her inspirations.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Humanity erased: are veneers ruining Hollywood?

April 4, 2024

Naturalistic teeth might not be the most obvious takeaway from Dune 2, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic, but for Haaniyah Angus, they were. Here, she explores cinema’s addiction to veneers and cosmetic surgery, asking what we might be losing as a result.

BY Haaniyah Angus

Confessions

Evil Does Not Exist is Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s biggest surprise yet

November 28, 2023

We sit down with the Japanese filmmaker to discuss his hypnotic latest feature.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Clint Eastwood is still the embodiment of true American grit

April 2, 2024

Hollywood producer Bill Gerber catches up with the legendary four-time Academy Award-winning actor, and human embodiment of America Spirit, Clint Eastwood—in conversation.

BY Bill Gerber

Film

How Desert Hearts used the Western to pioneer a new vision for queer film

April 2, 2024

Donna Deitch's slice of Queer Americana has become a cult classic. Below, Allegra Handelsman pens a thoughtful essay on the themes and legacy of the romantic drama.

BY Allegra Handelsman

Confessions

Jeff Bridges on his decades-long love affair with photography

March 7, 2024

A Rabbit's Foot talks to Jeff Bridges about his favourite camera, the Widelux F8, working with Francis Ford Coppola, and the crossroads between photography and cinema.

BY Fatima Khan | Photography by Jeff Bridges

Film

Ramy Youssef tour tickets and Tilda Swinton bedtime story among prizes at upcoming ‘Cinema For Gaza’ auction

March 28, 2024

Ever wished that Tilda Swinton would read you a bedtime story before bed? Here's your chance.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

Neo Sora on his father Ryuichi Sakamoto: “He fell in love with the decay of sounds.”

March 27, 2024

If you’ve ever felt moved by Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music, then Opus is a film you’ll never want to end. A painfully intimate concert experience that doubles as a magnificent swan song for one of the most accomplished musicians of the last 50 years. As final breaths go, Opus is as triumphant as it gets.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

With The Sweet East, Sean Price Williams and Nick Pinkerton are declaring independence

March 26, 2024

'The Sweet East' portrays a young woman’s maiden voyage through American subcultures. Director and screenwriter Sean Price Williams and Nick Pinkerton discuss road movies, feline characters and creating bad-object movies.

BY Kitty Grady

Confessions

Christopher Sharp talks bringing Bobi Wine documentary to the big screen

March 26, 2024

Guillaume Francois talks to Christopher Sharp about his Oscar-nominated documentary 'Bobi Wine: The People's President'

BY Guillaume Francois

Confessions

Knox’s ‘We Forgot To Break Up’ is reinventing 2000s nostalgia-core

March 21, 2024

We talk to the Canadian filmmaker about her Toronto-punk inspired latest feature, which premiered at the BFI Flare Film Festival last weekend.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Martial arts is a medium of emotion in Chui Mui Tan’s contribution to Miu Miu ‘Women’s Tales’

March 20, 2024

Miu Miu's acclaimed 'Women Tales' series returns with a fantastic new short by Malaysian filmmaker Chui Mui Tan, available to watch on MUBI. Featured images by Brigitte Lacombe for Miu Miu's Women's Tales.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

The birds still sing at Auschwitz: on Jonathan Glazer’s ‘The Zone of Interest’

March 19, 2024

Lillian Crawford reflects on Jonathan Glazer's 'The Zone of Interest,' exploring what makes it an ethical portrayal of the Holocaust, and where other films have failed.

BY Lillian Crawford

Confessions

Luna Carmoon: “Even when I was little I was always in touch with my shadow.”

March 15, 2024

We talk to Luna Carmoon about her festival hit Hoard, the state of British cinema, and her obsession with the macabre.

BY Luke Georgiades | Photography by Fatima Khan

Confessions

Hirokazu Koreeda: “What we don’t understand, we make into monsters”

March 13, 2024

The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda discusses his new film Monster, his obsession with life’s tiny details and why only Ryuichi Sakamoto could have written the film’s score.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Ramy Youssef: “The art I love asks beautiful questions of the human condition”

March 7, 2024

Luke Georgiades sits down with the multi-hyphenate to discuss Poor Things, comedy, and the value in asking questions of the human condition, alongside original photography by A Rabbit's Foot creative director Fatima Khan and videography by Matilda Montgomery.

BY Luke Georgiades | Creative Direction and Photography by Fatima Khan | Videography by Matilda Montgomery

Confessions

Jeff Nichols: “There are aspects of masculinity that are very romantic, and I think, too, very human.”

November 28, 2023

The director talks about the dangerous truth at the core of radicalism, the beautiful tension in masculinity, and his singular interpretation of The Bikeriders.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

5 films to watch at BFI Flare 2024

March 5, 2024

The top films to see at Europe's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, running from 13th March until Sunday 24th March.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Martin Scorsese on Robbie Robertson: “Our bond was unbreakable”

February 28, 2024

Martin Scorsese talks to Chris Cotonou about the legendary musician Robbie Robertson, who impacted him as much as a friend as a collaborator.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Cymande: on afterlife, resilience, and Getting It Back

February 23, 2024

Alex Georgiades talks to Tim Mackenzie-Smith, the director of new documentary Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande as well as Steve Scipio and Patrick Paterson, two members of the iconic British funk-band itself.

BY Alex Georgiades

Film

And the award goes to…8 moments of mischief and scandal at the Academy Awards

March 4, 2024

Eight moments of iconic Oscar's drama, brought to you by Variety contributor Ben Croll. Illustrations by Orfeo Tagiuri.

BY Ben Croll

Confessions

Willem Dafoe: “Acting is like being a colour in an artist’s palette.”

March 6, 2024

Chris Cotonou sits down with Willem Dafoe to talk about Poor Things, honing his craft, and the importance of yoga.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Todd Haynes: “There’s an excitement in destabilising audiences”

February 29, 2024

The director speaks to Luke Georgiades about his provocative drama May December, his long-standing working relationship with Julianne Moore, and the delight he takes in stumping audiences.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

How Shona Heath created the fantastically freaky world of Poor Things

February 27, 2024

Shona Heath has long been one of the most in-demand production designers around. Luke Georgiades caught up with Heath to discuss her collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos and how she and James Price breathed life into the world of Poor Things.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

The Box Man review – surreal drama with more than four-dimensions

March 13, 2024

A man with a cardboard box over his head wanders the streets of Tokyo. This is the premise of Gakuryu Ishii's Box Man, an enigmatic drama about life through the peephole.

BY James Harding

Film

Wandering womb: the exquisite corpse of Bella Baxter

February 27, 2024

Adapted for screen by Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things, Alasdair Gray’s 1992 steampunk novel, references La Salpêtrière, the famous hysteria hospital of late 19th century Paris. Does its heroine Bella Baxter, a 25 year-old woman with the brain of a baby, epitomise the notion of the ‘wandering womb’?

BY Kitty Grady

Film

Berlinale 2024: Love Lies Bleeding review – style, sex and steroids

February 19, 2024

Rose Glass's sophomore feature is destined for cult status, writes Matthew Turner

BY Matthew Turner

Film

Sisterhood, sensitivity and safe spaces: Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters

February 28, 2024

Exploring the real life story of teenage girls radicalised by extremists, Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters merges documentary with re-enactment to create an intimate analysis of their past and present. 

BY Zoe Whitfield 

Film

Berlinale 2024: A Traveller’s Needs review – a quirky tale of translation 

February 27, 2024

Hong Sang Soo’s third film with Isabelle Huppert is a rhythmically structured drama that explores the performance and perambulations of the everyday. 

BY Cici Peng

Film

Berlinale 2024: No Other Land review – weapons of violence and creation

February 22, 2024

A collaboration between Basel Adra, Hamdan Ballal, Yuval Abraham and Rachel Szor, this urgent documentary about life on the West Bank explores the resistance of memory to obliteration.

BY Cici Peng

Confessions

Berlinale 2024: Julia von Heinz on Treasure – “Crying is the greatest gift” 

February 21, 2024

Hannah Ghorashi speaks to Julia von Heinz about 'Treasure', a feature about intergenerational trauma starring Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham.

BY Hannah Ghorashi

Film

Berlinale 2024: Janet Planet review – down-to-earth portrait of motherhood

February 21, 2024

Annie Baker's quiet debut feature explores the dynamics between a carefree mother and her questioning daughter.

BY Matthew Turner

Film

Makeup artist Thomas Nellen on Jeff Bridges: “He is a very profound human being”

March 4, 2024

The acclaimed make-up artist talks working on Killers Of The Flower Moon, Avatar: The Way of Water, and his long working relationship with Jeff Bridges.

BY Thomas Nellen

Film

The Taste of Things review – a feast for the senses

February 13, 2024

Tran Anh Hung's food-focused romance is a sensitive and sensorial triumph.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

Plastic fantastic: how Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer built Barbie Land

February 6, 2024

The Production Designer and Set Decorator of Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' sit down with Kitty Grady to discuss how they brought the pink paradise to life.

BY Kitty Grady

Film

A film lover’s guide to cocktails

January 30, 2024

Pair your next film with one of these tipples.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

Death Proof, and Quentin Tarantino’s Greatest Motor Moments

January 26, 2024

From Jackie Brown to Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino has been carving out his own automotive Mount Rushmore right under our noses.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

“Nostalgia is painful”: Andrew Haigh on All of Us Strangers

January 25, 2024

The British director discusses his latest feature, a romantic ghost story starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Psychotically perfect: do TikTok beauty routines have their roots in cinema?

January 22, 2024

'Fit Checks' and 'Getting Ready With' videos are all over social media, but with their detached intimacy, are Noughties films like 'American Psycho,' 'The Devil Wears Prada' and 'Miss Congeniality' to blame?

BY William Hosie

Film

Occupied City review – a moving archaeology of the Holocaust

January 18, 2024

Steve McQueen's 4-hour documentary about the Nazi Occupation of Amsterdam is demanding and formally simple, but not without great beauty.

BY Kitty Grady

Film

Mean Girls (2024) review – stop trying to make it happen

January 16, 2024

Whilst Mean Girls, a film built on archetypes – is perfectly suited for a musical, this contemporary retelling doesn't entirely function.

BY William Hosie

Film

Sex, Longing, Angels, Ghosts: The Visual Legacy of Fallen Angels 

November 28, 2023

Wong Kar-wai’s hot-blooded portrait of Hong Kong melancholy is coded with the dissasociation of a generation. We take a deeper look at the master’s fifth film.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Godzilla Minus One review – more human than monstrous

January 9, 2024

For his remaking of the Japanese action classic, Yamazaki goes back to the source.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

Every film we’re looking forward to in 2024

January 3, 2024

From big budget blockbusters to world cinema, we've rounded up the next twelve months of cinema to have on your radar.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

Shaden Safieddine Tazi: Playing Tricks With Time

January 4, 2024

The Moroccan-Lebanese writer-director pens an open letter about time, memory, and her profound experience making her short film "Everything Will Disappear" in her grandparents' house in Morocco.

BY Shaden Adela

Festival

Predicting the Winners of the 2024 Golden Globes

January 5, 2024

We pick our favourites to win at this year's Golden Globes!

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Our editors select the 10 best film moments of 2023

December 20, 2023

From surprising Godfather jokes to unexpectedly nostalgic music choices, here are the moments from 2023 we'll remember.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

On death and stillness: Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise

November 28, 2023

"What if we just kept driving?" Ridley Scott's 1991 road movie Thelma & Louise is best known for its final shot—a still of the eponymous heroines shooting over the Grand Canyon. A feminist classic celebrating life, love and friendship, as Kitty Grady explores, death and stillness are only ever just around the corner.

BY Kitty Grady

Culture

Reflections on Chantal Akerman

December 4, 2023

We explore filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s intimate but tumultuous relationship with her mother through her books.

BY Allegra Handelsman

Film

Ira Sachs on Passages: “It’s a film without shame.”

July 3, 2023

Ira Sachs joins Allegra Handelsman to talk queer love on screen, why the term 'toxic' is dated, and transcending labels of sexuality in his critically acclaimed Passages.

BY Allegra Handelsman

Confessions

Alexander Payne: “Now that death is coming…I’m starting to recognise the value of multi-tasking.”

December 4, 2023

Alexander Payne discusses Road Movies and his new film, The Holdovers.

BY P.K Fellowes

Confessions

Michael Mann: “I wanted there to be actual racing in the racing scenes!”

December 4, 2023

Master filmmaker Michael Mann speaks about Ferrari, Heat 2, and how his Chicago roots shaped his meticulously-crafted body of work.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Wonka review – sweet like chocolate

December 6, 2023

Starring Timothée Chalamet, Paul King's Roald Dahl remake is a whimsical festive treat

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Pictures of Ghosts review – magical realism without the spark 

December 6, 2023

Brazilian auteur Kleber Mendonça Filho offers a sleepy memoir around his home and the cinematic history of Recife. 

BY Sam Murphy

Film

What we learned at Marrakech Film Festival 2023

December 4, 2023

We reflect on an unusual, but exciting edition of the Arab world's biggest film festival.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Emerald Fennell on Saltburn: “The more pathetic a character is, the closer they are to me”

November 28, 2023

The British director sits down with A Rabbit's Foot to discuss her beguiling new feature Saltburn, a film about the perils of class and desire. "The question I wanted to pose was: How do you get what you want out of something that will never want you back?"

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Naomi Kawase’s next film is about “human evaporation”

November 30, 2023

At Marrakech Film Festival, the auteur talks about her commitment to reviving her hometown of Nara, as well as 'Johatsu,' a cultural phenomenon where people disappear without a trace.

BY Luke Georgiades

Marrakech 23

Marrakech Film Festival 2023: 5 Moroccan Films on our Radar

November 26, 2023

We highlight a few of the Moroccan gems from the 20th Marrakech Film Festival.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

BIFA ’23 nominations highlight a great year for British Indies

November 10, 2023

How To Have Sex, Scrapper, and All of Us Strangers lead BIFA 2023 nominations, in a particularly fantastic year for British Independent film.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Venice ’23: Maestro Review

September 3, 2023

Bradley Cooper's second feature is a heartbreaking portrait of the love between composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Venice ’23: ‘Poor Things’ Review

September 2, 2023

Yorgos Lanthimos' latest is a hilariously savage takedown of patriarchal double standards and gender norms that revels in the romp.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Venice ’23: ‘Ferrari’ Review

August 31, 2023

Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic is an impressive portrait of one of Italy's greatest sons.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Venice ’23: ‘Priscilla’ Review

September 6, 2023

Chris Cotonou reviews Sofia Coppola's latest, on the life and times of Priscilla Presley.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Venice ’23: ‘The Killer’ Review

September 4, 2023

On paper, The Killer has the makings of another David Fincher classic, but unfortunately falls short of its fantastic premise.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Venice ’23: ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ Review

September 1, 2023

Wes Anderson's second Roald Dahl adaptation proves once again that his style really is inimitable.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Venice ’23: Charles Finch, on Maestro

September 3, 2023

A Rabbit's Foot Editor-in-chief Charles Finch sends his thoughts on Bradley Cooper's Venice hit.

BY Charles Finch

Film

Venice ’23: Reviews, News and Updates

August 30, 2023

Here are a few of the films that we've been anticipating at this year's Biennale.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

Nia DaCosta: “For Me, Cinema Is Like Church”

December 10, 2023

The New York native tells A Rabbit’s Foot about working on The Marvels, her love for films and comics alike, and why cinema isn’t dead.

BY Luke Georgiades | Creative Direction by Fatima Khan | Photography by Andrew Georgiades | Style and movement by Olivia Pezzente

Uncategorized

TIFF and NYFF Announce Festival Lineups

August 11, 2023

Festival season is upon us, and the awards race has truly begun.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Festival

The Venice Film Festival 2023: The Full Lineup

July 25, 2023

Despite the strikes raging through Hollywood, the Venice Film Festival is back with a confident lineup.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Oppenheimer Review: Nolan’s Best Film Yet?

July 22, 2023

Christopher Nolan's epic portrait of the creator of the atomic bomb has finally exploded into cinemas.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Settling the Barbenheimer War Once and For All

July 21, 2023

The Weekend's in, Barbie and Oppenheimer are finally out. The question remains: in the Barbenheimer war, whose side are you on?

BY Sam Murphy

Film

In Defence of Heartbreak: Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

July 12, 2023

Filmmaker Nathalie Ryan embraces heartbreak in this passionate essay on Michel Gondry's 2004 opus.

BY Nathalie Ryan

Film

A Love Letter to ‘Love Jones’

May 22, 2023

Haaniyah Angus pens an appreciation for Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult-classic romance.

BY Haaniyah Angus

Film

Expressing Queerness: The cinema of Gregg Araki

June 29, 2023

Guest writer Ros Tibbs explores the cinema of Gregg Araki, a pioneer of the Queer New Wave.

BY Ros Tibbs

Film

Who Are You, Ms. Chantal Akerman?

June 5, 2023

On her would-be 73rd Birthday, we do a deep dive on the artistry and immortality of Chantal Akerman.

BY Makis Papantoniou

Film

The Greatest Love of All: Movies

May 22, 2023

Cinephile and veteran film critic Jason Solomons talks about the one true love of his life: movies.

BY Jason Solomons

Confessions

Ethan Coen: Sex And Movies And Sex And Sex

May 22, 2023

Filmmaker Ethan Coen talks new film Drive-Away Dykes and writes a personal ode to sex (and sex, and sex) on the movie screen.

BY Ethan Coen

Film

Cannes 2023 Winners Roundup

May 29, 2023

Capping off an eclectic selection at the film festival this year.

BY Luke Georgiades

Uncategorized

Cannes’ 23: Asteroid City Review

May 24, 2023

It's the star-studded movie of this festival—and Anderson's latest, most mature, venture has a lot to love.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Cannes ’23: La Chimera Review

May 27, 2023

A gem from Italy's most exciting contemporary filmmaker.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

May December review – psychological drama stays on the surface

May 22, 2023

The anticipated new feature from Todd Haynes mysteriously keeps its characters at a distance...

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Cannes ’23: The Zone of Interest Review

May 22, 2023

Jonathan Glazer's Holocaust drama is an audio-visual masterpiece that lays bare the pitch black soul of humanity.

BY Luke Georgiades

Uncategorized

Cannes ’23: Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny Review

May 21, 2023

Harrison Ford's titular hero is back.

BY Andy Hazel

Film

Cannes ’23: Jeanne du Barry Review

May 18, 2023

Andy Hazel gives a first-look review at the Cannes '23 opening film 'Jeanne Du Barry'

BY Andy Hazel

Film

The Temptations and Taboos of Luis Buñuel

May 22, 2023

We explore the sexual surrealism in the films of iconic auteur Luis Buñuel.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Into the Dreamscape with Anna Biller

September 7, 2023

The acclaimed auteur talks her unique filmmaking style and her new Gothic-horror novel Bluebeard's Castle.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Mike Nichols: A Prince of Motion Pictures

May 22, 2023

The iconic director Mike Nichols gets an up close and personal essay on his life both on and off the screen.

BY P.K Fellowes

Film

Why ‘A Man and a Woman’ is the ultimate romance film

May 22, 2023

We return to Claude Lelouch’s seminal 1966 classic—observing its portrayal of romance and impact on French culture.

BY Julien Plante

Film

Cosmic Love in “Á bout de souffle”

May 22, 2023

Luke Georgiades offers a different perspective of love in Jean-Luc Godard's A bout de souffle.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

The Love Asylum: Cinema’s Erotic Obsessive Muse

May 22, 2023

We dissect cinema's troubled history with vulnerable female characters—and look to a brighter solution.

BY Allegra Handelsman

Film

Rudolph Valentino: The Original Latin Lover

May 22, 2023

Peter Bradshaw looks into the rise, fall and untimely death of the 1920's silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino.

BY Peter Bradshaw

Confessions

Celine Song: A Conversation on Space, Time and Past Lives

September 6, 2023

From playwright to filmmaker, Celine Song has come out the gate a fully formed master. With Past Lives wowing critics and audiences alike this year, the South Korean-Canadian director joined us to discuss the makings of her epic sci-fi of the soul...

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Love and Tragedy In The Realm of The Senses

May 22, 2023

We unpack the story behind Nags Oshima's erotic arthouse masterpiece, and the gruesome murder it was inspired by.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

A Conversation with Peter Weir on The Year of Living Dangerously

September 5, 2023

The great American filmmaker discusses his underrated masterpiece with Deputy editor Chris Cotonou.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

The King and The Queen: The Wild Love of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

May 22, 2023

The tragic romance of the two of the most graceful lovers to ever be immortalised in Hollywood's silver screen...

BY Natasha Fraser

Film

The Art of Selling Sex: The Erotic Film Poster

May 22, 2023

Writer Luke Georgiades unties the art of the erotic movie poster.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

A hopeless romantic’s guide to British film

May 22, 2023

We present the very best of British romance film from the past century.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

Tropical Malady: On Mythos and Metamorphosis

May 12, 2023

Alex Clark dives deep on Apichatpong Weerasethakul's spiritual rumination on love and transformation: Tropical Malady.

BY Alex Clark

Film

Beau Is Afraid is an anxiety attack run wild

May 10, 2023

Hannah Ghorashi reviews Ari Aster's polarising new feature...

BY Hannah Ghorashi

Film

Air (ball): Forgettable sports biopic gives Jordan the bench

April 11, 2023

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reunite to tell the story of Nike's partnership with Michael Jordan, but they can't quite land the shot.

BY Alex Clark

Film

This Year’s Oscars saw the Academy Return to its Roots

March 13, 2023

Everything Everywhere All At Once made history last night as the Academy celebrated a year of fantastic filmmaking.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

The Common Journey: Henni Alftan

September 7, 2023

The artist offers perspective into her acclaimed artworks.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

POWER OF FILM: A Rabbit’s Foot Event Explores Love For The Moving Image

March 4, 2023

A Rabbit's Foot brought a masterclass to the Royal Institute for a two-day celebration of film.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

Femininity Takes The Screen as Miu Miu Celebrate Their ‘Women’s Tales’

February 24, 2023

The luxury fashion house celebrated the latest entry in their 'Women's Tales' short film series with a day of screenings and conversation.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Inside Charles Finch’s star-studded BAFTA party

February 20, 2023

Take a glimpse into the glamorous event that ushers in the exciting third act of awards season.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Skinamarink: where’d the meat go? A ‘horror’ stripped to its bare form

February 22, 2023

Visually arresting (or simply unique), Skinamarink is a promising horror that's more style over substance.

BY Alex Clark

Film

Spike Lee, Malcolm X, and The Radicalism of Black Joy On-Screen

February 9, 2023

As Malcolm X celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, we reflect on Lee’s powerful career as a filmmaker affecting black representation.

BY Nadia Awad

Film

Tom Cruise: Hollywood’s Last Action Hero

February 9, 2023

With Top Gun: Maverick breaking box-office records in 2022, ARF explores the star power of Tom Cruise, Hollywood's last bonafide movie star.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

M3gan: Campy Horror Meets the Zeitgeist in Newest Addition to the Killer-Doll Genre

January 20, 2023

Although somewhat predictable, M3gan's GenZ take on the horror trope is sure to delight old and new fans.

BY Alex Clark

Confessions

Ava DuVernay: “I believe in Destiny.”

May 23, 2023

Multiple Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay discusses her fateful first love for cinema.

BY Nadia Khomami

Confessions

Benoît Delhomme: “I paint with the damage cinema inflicted on me”

September 19, 2023

The great cinematographer discusses his incredible career and his longstanding love for painting.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Aftersun: A Quiet Masterpiece

January 18, 2023

Charlotte Wells' debut is a quietly moving act of imaginative empathy.

BY Makis Papantoniou

Film

What’s Love Got To Do With it?: Jemima Khan debuts a fun and smart culture-clash rom-com

March 16, 2023

Inspired by her own experience seeing arranged marriages in Pakistan, Jemima Khan's screenplay has a lot to love—especially for those curious about life beyond Tinder.

BY Sam Murphy

Confessions

Todd Field: “Anyone that’s serious about music is writing for video games.”

January 31, 2023

Todd Field discusses his break from film, his work in advertising and the politics of Tár.

BY Luke Georgiades | Illustration by Andrew Bastow

Film

Capturing Nan Goldin

February 9, 2023

Nan Goldin is the subject of Laura Patrois' powerful documentary on the photographer's incredible life.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

The Opening Credits: How Poster Artwork Tells a Story of its Own

February 9, 2023

Graphic designer and Creative Director Jonas Zieher explains the nuanced art and science of the movie poster.

BY Jonas Zieher

Film

William Holden: The Accidental Activist

April 3, 2023

Sam Murphy explores the enigma of the Oscar-winning William Holden: an iconic, yet reclusive, actor little known for his conservation work in Africa.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

Making the March on Rome

February 9, 2023

Filmmaker Mark Cousins analyses how fascist propaganda gripped Italian cinema

BY Mark Cousins

Film

Winston Churchill at the Movies

February 9, 2023

A best-selling Churchill biographer explains how the British prime-minister always made time to appreciate movies.

BY Andrew Roberts

Film

Forget what you’ve heard: Babylon is the Oscar’s biggest snub yet

January 26, 2023

Damien Chazelle's cinematic masterclass is the best blockbuster of the year to barely make any money at all.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Decision To Leave: A Visual Spectacular that Thrives in Sensuality

October 12, 2022

Luke Georgiades reviews Korean maestro Park Chan-wook's highly anticipated latest, a visual odyssey of paranoid sensuality...

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Women Talking: Nuanced exploration of solidarity in the face of injustice

October 24, 2022

Writer and founder of the Kino Film Club Sabrina Raven explores Sarah Polley's old-school yet defiant "Women Talking"

BY Sabrina Raven

Film

The Whale: Morbidly optimistic, Brendan Fraser’s comeback is hearstopping drama

February 5, 2023

Brendan Fraser's much touted comeback has seen standing ovations in Cannes - but how does the movie hold up?

BY Sam Murphy

Film

Fellini’s Dreams

September 1, 2022

Our Rome correspondent Alain Elkann reminisces on Fellini’s Rome and his encounters with the director…including in his sleep.

BY Alain Elkann

Film

On Vittorio De Sica

September 1, 2022

The Guardian's chief film critic Peter Bradshaw pens his thoughts on the great director Vittorio De Sica

BY Peter Bradshaw

Confessions

The Search for Home: A Conversation with Davy Chou

September 7, 2023

The Cambodian-French filmmaker talks Return to Seoul, the joys and dangers of world travel, and his own experiences as a transnational.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

The Legacy Of La Dolce Vita

September 1, 2022

La Dolce Vita is Fellini’s masterpiece, and perhaps the most famous Italian film of all time. In his essay, Jonathan Romney looks at the movie’s prestige over time, as well as the addictively glamorous world it depicts.

BY Alan Elkann

Film

A Memory of Cinema Paradiso

September 1, 2022

Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso is one of the great love letters to cinema. Here, our online editor Luke Georgiades shares a love letter to Tornatore’s film.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

A Personal Account Of ‘The Dollars Trilogy’

September 1, 2022

Gretchen Heffernan gives us her personal perspective on Sergio Leone's classic 'Dollars Trilogy'

BY Gretchen Heffernan

Film

Holy Spider: Iranian Thriller Untangles a Delicate Web of Misogyny

January 24, 2023

Director Ali Abbasi captures Iran's 'Serial Killer Society' in this gripping take on true-crime events.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

A Fistful Of Absurdity

September 1, 2022

Jason Diamond explores absurdity in the films of Sergio Leone...

BY Jason Diamond

Festival

The 79th Venice Film Festival: A Watchlist

August 11, 2022

The twenty-four films vying for the Golden Lion this year – and the ten we think are the ones to watch

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

No Escape: Memories in Time in Chris Marker’s La Jetée

May 12, 2022

Chris Marker’s La Jetée is a masterclass in the evocation of memory, argues Luke Georgiades.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Louis Malle, Damage and the Erotic Thriller

May 26, 2022

Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes explores Louis Malle's Damage, the controversial film from the director of Goodbye, Children and Elevator to the Gallows.

BY PK Fellowes

Film

A Note on Paris, 13th District

May 26, 2022

Writer Julien Planté brings his perspective on Jacques Audiard's Paris, 13th District

BY Julien Planté

Film

The Mark of Clouzot’s Le Corbeau

May 12, 2022

Writer Natasha A. Fraser looks at the history of Clouzot’s Le Corbeau, and how the accusatory letters would transcend into French public life.

BY Natasha A. Fraser

Film

The Glorious Fluidity of Shortbus

July 18, 2022

John Cameron Mitchell's boundary-pushing sex-comedy remains a refreshing ode to fluidity.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Luchino and the Leopard

September 1, 2022

Luchino Visconti was full of paradoxes. Here, Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes investigates the man behind The Leopard.

BY Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes

Festival

Marrakech Film Festival: Winners & Highlights

November 21, 2022

For the 19th edition of the Marrakech film festival, discover this year's line up, the best in show and much more.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Catherine Hardwicke: “I made Twilight to help people love the planet”

November 16, 2023

On the occasion of its fifteenth birthday, A Rabbit's Foot caught up with director Catherine Hardwicke to discuss Twilight's legacy as well as her latest feature Mafia Mamma.

BY Natasha Jagger

Confessions

Memories of Claire’s Knee

May 26, 2022

British film director Damian Harris explores the influence of Claire’s Knee on his life and work.

BY Damian Harris

Film

The Fighter: Jane Fonda’s Activism

January 30, 2023

An icon for not only cinema but social causes, Jane Fonda has never backed down from a fight.

BY Natasha A. Fraser

Confessions

Matthew Modine On Paths of Glory

May 12, 2022

Offering his unique insight, Matthew Modine shares an essay on his memories of working with Kubrick, Paths of Glory, and Full Metal Jacket.

BY Matthew Modine

Film

Morricone: A Reluctant Genius

September 1, 2022

Ennio Morricone made some of the most memorable scores in film history, but his relationship to his art could be complicated, writes Jason Solomons.

BY Jason Solomons

Art & Photography

Now Playing Everywhere: How to Build a Global Cinema

May 12, 2022

The CEO and founder of intellectual streaming service MUBI shares how he projected his love for cinema into our living rooms.

BY Efe Cakarel

Confessions

On Le soleil et l’éclipse, Françoise Dorléac

May 26, 2022

Virginie Mouzat looks into the under-appreciated magic of Francois Dorleac.

BY Virginie Mouzat

Confessions

On Paths of Glory

May 12, 2022

Offering his unique insight, Matthew Modine shares an essay on his memories of working with Kubrick, Paths of Glory, and Full Metal Jacket.

BY Matthew Modine

Film

On Paul Gegauff

May 12, 2022

Journalist Alison Boshoff explores the dark enigma of Paul Gegauff, the lesser-known archetype for some of French cinema’s most troubled characters.

BY Alison Boshoff

Film

On The Battle of Algiers’ Enduring Influence

February 9, 2023

Actor Matthew Modine discusses the lesson in the horrors of colonisation, and a gripping realisation of what happens when the people fight back.

BY Mathew Modine

Film

Real Love: Cinema Paradiso

September 2, 2022

Allegra Handelsman writes of love in Guiseppe Tornatore's iconic Cinema Paradiso...

BY Allegra Handelsman

Art & Photography

Retuning T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

February 9, 2023

A pandemic project, Ralph Fiennes challenged himself to commit T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets to memory.

BY P.K Fellowes

Confessions

Seven Lessons From Pier Paolo Pasolini

September 1, 2022

Director and writer Mark Cousins opens up on the ways that Pier Paolo Pasolini changed his life, in this emotional, deeply personal essay.

BY Mark Cousins

Art & Photography

Shaden Adela: Confessions Of A '99

August 4, 2022

The writer-director waxes on conceiving the Soho Film Club, a formative experience dating a cinephile, and Pedro Almodovar...

BY Shaden Adela

Film

The Banshees of Inisherin: Gleeson and Farrell's Existential Break-Up is a Joy to Watch

November 9, 2022

McDonagh's deeply existential film delights with lyrically Irish comedy.

BY Sam Murphy

Film

The Eternal Daughter: Beauty and Bloodshed in Mother/Daughter Relationships

October 18, 2022

Tilda Swinton is luminous in Joanna Hogg’s dizzying country house ghost story

BY Issy Carr

Film

The French Holiday Flick

May 26, 2022

A travelogue through the south of France, the summertime muse of Cinema Francais.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

The Forgotten Visionaries of Early French Cinema

May 12, 2022

Godfrey Daniel's takes us on a tour of 'firsts' through French Cinema History

BY Godfrey Daniel (Graydon Carter)

Film

The Formative Years of Cosima Spender

September 1, 2022

Filmmaker Cosima Spender reflects on the uniquely bohemian childhood and Tuscan home that shaped her creative endeavours.

BY Cosima Spender

Film

Grande belleza: The hidden charms of Sophia Loren

September 1, 2022

Writer Natasha A. Fraser explores how Sophia Loren won over Hollywood.

BY Natasha A. Fraser

Confessions

Alfonso Cuarón: “Impulse Is Where The Beauty Is”

September 5, 2023

The academy-award winning filmmaker talks to A Rabbit's Foot Editor-in-Chief Charles Finch.

BY Charles Finch

Film

The hidden politics of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

February 9, 2023

Reeling from a hangover, guest-writer Allegra Handelsman uncovers the politics of sci-fi godfather Fritz Lang's legendary 1927 'Metropolis'

BY Allegra Handelsman

Confessions

The Manifesto: French Issue

May 26, 2022

The past is forever, but the future of cinema and the arts remains one of optimism and fantasy. As the world changes — as unexplored subjects are brought closer to the lens — filmmakers, actors, and creatives in France are emerging with perspectives that have the power to change their society. This is their manifesto. Their J’Accuse; a call to arms, a rousing spark for their beloved metiers.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

The Manifesto: Italian Issue

September 1, 2022

The young artists of Italian Cinema offer us their personal manifestos...

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

The Open Ending

September 1, 2022

The author Ilaria Bernardini forged a close bond with the director Bernardo Bertolucci before he passed away. She recounts their friendship and professional relationship in this poignant essay.

BY Ilaria Bernardini

Film

Black Adam: Another Muddling Superhero Mess

November 11, 2022

The verdict's in: Welcome To The Jungle is still The Rock's best movie.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

The Square: Told Through the Lens of the Revolutionaries

February 9, 2023

A Rabbit's Foot interviews the documentary makers of The Square - and look at the troubled Egyptian history they became embroiled in.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Nicolas Saada on François Truffaut

May 12, 2022

The writer-director reflects on his life-long love for the French New Wave master.

BY Nicolas Saada

Art & Photography

Jean Renoir and La Règle du jeu: a Legendary Filmmaker, a Film with a Legend

May 26, 2022

King’s College professor and film academic Ginette Vincendeau on the life and times of Jean Renoir.

BY Ginette Vincendeau

Confessions

A Journey of Doubt: Edward Berger on All Quiet on the Western Front

February 9, 2023

Director Edward Berger talks making his Best Picture nominated anti-war masterpiece.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Cannes ’23: How To Have Sex Review

May 21, 2023

Molly Manning-Walker's impressive debut How To Have Sex quickly becomes a dark lesson on the fine line between consent and sexual assault.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Easy Rider and the Counterculture

January 31, 2023

The Guardian’s film critic explores how Easy Rider became the movie of the sixties counterculture.

BY Peter Bradshaw

Film

Ennio Morricone: A Reluctant Genius

September 1, 2022

Ennio Morricone made some of the most memorable scores in film history, but his relationship to his art could be complicated, writes Jason Solomons.

BY Jason Solomons

Art & Photography

Glenda Jackson: The Double Academy Award Winning Politician

February 9, 2023

The story of how Glenda Jackson went from a lauded actress, to an influential politician...and back again.

BY PK Fellowes

Confessions

Wes Anderson on les temps perdu

May 12, 2022

What makes Wes Anderson tick? In the following discussion, the auteur describes where he finds inspiration between cinema and his dreams.

BY A Rabbit's Foot, Wes Anderson

Confessions

Next Generation: Anamaria Vartolomei's Time Is Now

May 12, 2022

Anamaria Vartolomei talks with Chris Cotonou about working with Audrey Diwan, the timely themes of the film and her approach to finding sanctuary

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

“I usually get it on the first take”: An interview with Isabelle Huppert

May 12, 2022

Although she’s admirably calm on the outside and her voice is poised and composed, Isabelle Huppert’s inner clock is ticking. She’s a woman who simply doesn’t have enough time...

BY Jason Solomons

Confessions

Interview: Juliette Binoche, A Portrait of a Lady on Film

May 12, 2022

A rare interview with one of the Queens of French cinema.

BY Jason Solomons

Confessions

Interview: Claire Denis is Amazing

May 12, 2022

With her latest film in competition for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, we sat with the auteur to discuss how film gives her life meaning.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

The Rise of Makita Samba

May 12, 2022

Makita Samba is part of the ensemble of young actors taking the lead in Jacques Audiard’s Paris, 13th District.

BY Julien Planté

Confessions

Isabelle Adjani in Confession

May 12, 2022

In this intimate discussion, the inimitable Isabelle Adjani discusses her career, life, and the strength of women in cinema.

BY Natasha A. Fraser

Confessions

Lawrence Bender on Cannes with Quentin Tarantino

May 26, 2022

Producer Lawrence Bender reflects on a career visiting Cannes with Tarantino, in this series of anecdotes.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Audrey Diwan On the Gaze

May 26, 2022

The director of L’événement shares an essay on the pitfalls of categorisation in art and film.

BY Audrey Diwan

Confessions

Coffee with Sir Christopher Hampton and Elsa Zylberstein

May 26, 2022

The following discussion took place between the actress Elsa Zylberstein and the Oscar-winning writer-director Sir Christopher Hampton. Over strong coffee, sitting in Sir Christopher’s colourful West London office, he intimately opened up about his life in theatre and cinema, and the uncompromising power of words.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Mrs Justice: The Emergence of Lyna Khoudri

May 26, 2022

Rising star Lyna Khoudri on her upcoming work in Novembre, and the importance of her parents in becoming an actor.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

The Neapolitan Soul of Luisa Ranieri

September 1, 2022

Hand of God star Luisa Ranieri talks with Luke Georgiades about what it means to be Neapolitan soul.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

In The Driving Seat with Riccardo Scamarcio

September 1, 2022

Chris Cotonou chats with renowned actor and Italy's resident sex symbol Riccardo Scamarcio.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Adventures With Al Ruddy

September 1, 2022

ARF Editor-In-Chief Charles Finch has an affectionate conversation with his friend, mentor, and iconic film producer Al Ruddy...

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

Emma Seligman: Started from the Bottoms

August 29, 2023

After kicking the door down with her breakthrough indie-comedy Shiva Baby, director Emma Seligman is back with a bigger budget and bigger ambitions.

BY Fatima Khan & Luke Georgiades

Art & Photography

Toni Servillo on the Teatro

September 1, 2022

The great Sorrentino collaborator takes a deep dive into his love for the theatre...

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Penelope Cruz: In Conversation

September 1, 2022

Jason Solomons talks to Penelope Cruz about her iconic career, her love for Italian cinema, and new film L'immensita

BY Jason Solomons

Art & Photography

An Unexpected Defence of Rosso Malpelo

September 1, 2022

Writer-director Carolina Cavalli makes her case in the defence of Italian folk-hero Rosso Malpelo...

BY Carolina Cavalli

Confessions

The New Roman: Carlotta Antonelli

September 1, 2022

Carlotta Antonelli is hard to miss. The Roman-born actress, who has been hotly-tipped after roles in Suburra and Bangla, as well as the recent Bang Bang, speaks with us about her morning coffee, gritty characters, and her hometown.  On Freedom. I find freedom in a performance when I am unsure what is happening; when I… Continue reading Landing Page – Film

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Confessions

Masks, Masculinity, and the D'Innocenzos

September 1, 2022

Luke Georgiades talks to the filmmaker twin that are blazing a trail past their contemporaries

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

An Hour With Valeria Golino

September 1, 2022

ARF Editor-In-Chief Charles Finch engages in open conversation with actress, filmmaker and personal friend of his, Valeria Golino

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

Summer With Monica

September 1, 2022

She's done it all: art-house film, Hollywood cinema, and now the theatre. But Monica Bellucci's greatest adventure is being a mother. She opens up to Chris Cotonou about the power of children, the virtues of doing nothing, and entering her icon era.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Paolo Sorrentino: "Knowing Too Much About Yourself Can Be Dangerous"

September 1, 2022

Malcom Pagani speaks to Italy’s most celebrated contemporary filmmaker, Paolo Sorrentino.

BY Malcom Pagani

Confessions

Ground Zero: Dreams of A Liquor Store Baby

October 5, 2022

For ARF, Luke Georgiades speaks to filmmaker So Yun Um about her Liquor Store Dreams journey, her relationship with her father, filming tough conversations, and the international boom of Korean culture.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Film and Politics with Lily Amirpour: “The system is the great antagonist of each story.”

October 17, 2022

Lily Amirpour speaks out during a moment of political crisis - discussing Iran, world building, and Sufi mysticism

BY Sam Murphy

Confessions

Darcy Paquet on translating Parasite for Bong Joon-ho

November 17, 2022

The English translator of Parasite discusses language barriers and Korean cinema.

BY Sam Murphy

Confessions

“Jesus for the Hardcore”: Abel Ferrara talks Padre Pio

November 30, 2022

The famously no-bullshit New York filmmaker Abel Ferrara takes a spiritual turn in his recent conversation with ARF...

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Raúl Castillo: The New Masculinity

December 21, 2022

The star of A24 drama 'The Inspection' talks to ARF about subverting masculinity on-screen, his childlike approach to acting, and a potential shift to directing.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Lars von Trier's Bizarre Kingdom (Finally) Cometh

December 24, 2022

The Danish filmmaker talks bringing his nightmarish hospital trilogy to an end, twenty-five years after the last instalment.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Confessions

Oliver Stone: “I don’t love dictators any more than you do. I don’t like bullies. I hate them.”

January 30, 2023

Journalist Seumas Milne interviews legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone.

BY Seumas Milne

Confessions

Will Sharpe: multi-hyphenate actor-director on surrendering to mystery in The White Lotus 

February 9, 2023

Will Sharpe opens up about his experience with White Lotus, past career and future ambitions.

BY Sam Murphy

Art & Photography

Sir Don McCullin: “I’ve seen the anatomy of humanity spilled out on roadways.”

February 9, 2023

An icon of British photography, Don McCullin opens up about the trauma of conflict and the need for art.

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

Ken Loach: “I don’t agree you need a political cause to make a movie.”

February 9, 2023

An icon of British film, Ken Loach discusses his activism in cinema and capturing inner humanity.

BY Jason Solomons

Confessions

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Rebel With A Cause

February 9, 2023

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talks directing Ms. Marvel, Partition on film, and her favourite films of the 2023 awards season with A Rabbit's Foot's Fatima Khan.

BY Fatima Khan

Confessions

Tahar Rahim, In His Own Words

February 9, 2023

France’s most versatile actor talks choosing his range of characters, working with directors from around the world, and the value of representation and faith.

BY Words by Chris Cotonou / Images by Adrianna Aounn

Confessions

Saint Omer: Alice Diop Wants to Know What You See

February 9, 2023

The French filmmaker talks the making of one of the most acclaimed and essential films of 2022.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

“We Decided to Fight Back”: Saim Sadiq on Screening Joyland in Pakistan

February 9, 2023

Saim Sadiq's thought-provoking debut was banned in Pakistan, until the filmmaker decided enough was enough.

BY Fatima Khan

Confessions

Amma Asante’s World

February 9, 2023

Amma Asante talks her vision for a James Bond movie, working with Mads Mikkelsen, and bringing hope to the big screen.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

John Trengove’s Manodrome takes aim at the Incel Phenomenon

March 10, 2023

Trengove's new film follows the radicalisation of a troubled man into a cult-like group of incels.

BY Allegra Handelsman

Confessions

Rosalind Eleazar: “There’s something true about theatre.” 

March 29, 2023

In a free-wheeling interview, award-winning actor Rosalind Eleazar discusses Slow Horse, the magic of theatre and a certain experience with Matthew Broderick...

BY Sam Murphy

Confessions

The Night of the 12th: Dominik Moll’s thriller gives murder a new edge

March 31, 2023

The César award-winning director explores gender preconceptions in his twisty new police procedural.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

John Pawson: “Stillness has a spiritual dimension.”

May 22, 2023

The iconic minimalist architect John Pawson discusses his lessons from Japan, his appreciation for stillness, and his love for travel.

BY Fatima Khan

Confessions

Gaspar Noé: “I believe there are other dimensions that we don’t know.”

May 22, 2023

The Enfant Terrible of French cinema discusses passion, death and happy endings.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Alex Cox: “You can’t be an authentic punk and be in the establishment.”

May 22, 2023

Punk director Alex Cox breaks his silence with a rare interview on his love for Western films and the making Sid and Nancy.

BY Max Arvelaiz

Confessions

The Double Lives of Isabel Sandoval

May 22, 2023

The Lingua Franca director talks filmmaking as an act of self-therapy, her love affair with the auteurs of the past, and the radicalism of cinematic sensuality.

BY Luke Georgiades | Illustrations by Andrew Bastow

Confessions

Nick Broomfield: “A documentary…is a voyage into the unknown.”

May 22, 2023

The award-winning documentarian discusses the importance of truth and the women who've changed his life in this free-wheeling interview.

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

Fanny Ardant: “Even when I was young, I never thought of myself as attractive.”

May 22, 2023

A legend of French cinema, Fanny Ardant describes her love of 'secret liaisons', beauty—and the state of film today.

BY Natasha Fraser

Confessions

Every Frame A Photo: Sir Roger Deakins Talks Byways

May 22, 2023

The greatest cinematographer of all time discusses his approach to filmmaking and photography.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Marion Cotillard: “If we want the world to be better, we must start by looking at ourselves with love.”

May 22, 2023

In this candid profile, the journalist Richard Gianorio, Marion Cotillard’s friend, explores the enigma of France’s most compelling star.

BY Richard Gianorio

Confessions

Francesca Scorsese is ready for her close-up

May 25, 2023

The young Scorsese discusses her debut short film, what she's learnt from her father, and how her—and her generation—are finding a new voice.

BY Chris Cotonou | Photography by Luke Georgiades

Film

Werner Herzog’s Fitcarraldo and the journey into darkness

September 8, 2023

Peter Bradshaw pens an appreciation of Werner Herzog's colossal masterpiece.

BY Peter Bradshaw

Confessions

Clara Cullen In Conversation

June 22, 2023

Argentinian director Clara Cullen talks her signature cinematography style, studying with Werner Herzog, and her debut feature Manuela with guest writer Hannah Ghorashi.

BY Hannah Ghorashi

Confessions

Wim Wenders: The Road Back

September 7, 2023

The iconic director discusses his sprawling filmography alongside exclusive images from his films and personal photography collection.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Leslie Iwerks Talks 100 Years of Warner Bros.

July 10, 2023

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks talks directing the sweeping documentary that celebrates a century of Warner Brothers.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Shea Whigham Is At the Top of His Game

July 12, 2023

The acclaimed character actor talks appearing in Across the Spider-Verse, his love for Don Corleone, and chasing Tom Cruise across the world in Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part 1.

BY Luke Georgiades | Photography by Daniel Prakopcyk

Confessions

Paul Sng: “It’s always good to have a mystery that you don’t solve”

November 17, 2023

Paul Sng talks to A RABBIT'S FOOT about his documentary exploring the life of Tish Murtha, a photographer from South Shields with an unwavering political committment to depicting life in the North East of England.

BY Kitty Grady

Confessions

Alicia Vikander: Roots, Rhythm and Process

September 8, 2023

The actress talks to Editor-in-Chief Charles Finch about her creative journey.

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

“Making Sport White”: Paul Schrader on Taxi Driver

September 8, 2023

The writer-director revisits his classic screenplay Taxi Driver.

BY Andy Hazel

Confessions

Molly Manning Walker: A New Direction

September 9, 2023

The up and coming filmmaker talks to Chris Cotonou alongside an exclusive photoshoot with her football team Babes FC.

BY Chris Cotonou

 

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