Contributors

A Conversation with Luke Kirby

The actor on his initial reluctance, bold commitment, and final embrace of portraying one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

Q&A with Nico Tortorella

The non-binary actor on committing to the unknown, the next hill to climb in storytelling, and the thing they’re most afraid of.

A Conversation with Gus Halper

The actor on immersive filmmaking, playing the goodies versus the baddies, and one of the year’s great performances.

Q&A with Rush Midnight

The singer-songwriter on finding his way back to music, the details behind his new album, and forging ahead with gratitude.

Q&A with Anson Mount

The actor on assuming leadership roles on set, Star Trek, and charting a character that’s on the psychopath spectrum.

Video Premiere: Jesse Marchant

The crooner unveils his “Go Lightly” music video, with long-time friend and actor Christopher Abbott making his directorial debut.

Q&A with Jonathan Tucker

The actor on finding a clarity through fatherhood, his love of jjimjilbangs, and exploring the transcendental method on Debris.

Screen Test: Kai Luke Brümmer

The actor on his early beginnings, excavating South Africa’s complicated history, and his breakout role in Oliver Hermanus’ Moffie.

Q&A with Sam Claflin

The Englishman on his recent spate of villainous roles, his enduring love of rom-coms, and the surprising reason he got into acting.

Q&A with Alexander Nanau

The double Oscar nominee on observational filmmaking, Romania’s point of no return, and the year’s most important documentary.

Q&A with Mads Mikkelsen

The Danish actor on alcohol, his self-professed stubbornness, and the makings of one of the best films of the year—Another Round.

Q&A with Katherine Waterston

The actress on beautiful screenplays, her Venice Film Festival experience during COVID-19, and being a “hoarder of my memories.”

Studio Visit: Mark Mulroney

The artist on his creative process, political art vs. real-world activism, and some of the things that make up his surroundings.

Q&A with Mike Cahill

The visionary on exploring the intersection between science and spirituality, building utopias, and the spectacle in his filmmaking.

Q&A with Peter Vack

The actor on modesty in life vs. modesty on film, the pandemic’s potential permanence, and the enduring qualities of being meta.

In Conversation with Sienna Miller

The actress on life’s greatest unsolved mysteries, surpassing gender parity in filmmaking, and setting her sights on a directorial future.

Rachel Brosnahan Is Our Woman

The Golden Globe winner on subverting gender norms, producing, and what it means to be “courageously female” at the helm.

Paul Bettany’s Vision of Equality

The MCU mainstay on his father’s cloaked history, the on-going fight to live as we want, and what it means to “bleed” for the camera.

The Art of Running

The cast and crew of Run on its self-awareness, fashioning a fake news world on film, and the life cycle of any given project.

Henry Golding Is Hitting His Stride

The British-Malaysian actor on his immigrant experience, normalizing queerness in cinema, and the future of Crazy Rich Asians.

Catching Up with Nina Hoss

Germany’s national treasure on the craziness of actors, feeling alive on stage, and how the pandemic has shaped her feelings about art.

Sope Dirisu Is Primed to Explode

The Gangs of London star on no-holds-barred stunts, course correcting toxic masculinity, and the real horror in Netflix’s His House.

Morfydd Clark: A Girl on Fire

The newcomer on Rose Glass’ Saint Maud, New Zealand under lockdown, and gearing up for The Lord of the Rings prequel series.

A Conversation with David Thewlis

The actor on coming full circle with Sally Hawkins, getting on Charlie Kaufman’s wavelength, and feeling detached from Avatar 3.

Brainjacking Christopher Abbott

The Golden Globe-nominated actor on finding “sure bet” projects, sharing a role with Andrea Riseborough, and trusting his directors.

Ryan Kwanten’s Slingshot to 2067

The salt-of-the-earth Aussie on living gratefully in the present, finding goodness in people, and harnessing nature’s inherent wisdom.

Giveaway: Noam Chomsky

Enter to win a copy of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, from the world’s leading public intellectual’s hand to yours.

Q&A with Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

The actor on championing mindfulness, “disinfecting” hate with real talk, and our next steps for inclusivity in entertainment.

Carrie Coon’s Untold Spectacle

The wildly talented actress on returning to work amid COVID-19, saving the theatre, and her key advice to living authentically.

SIWFF In The Time of COVID-19

Dispatch from South Korea’s Seoul International Women’s Film Festival—a rare physical edition amidst the shapeshifting pandemic.

Abubakar Salim’s Pendulum Swing

The Kenyan-British actor on finding his craft via video games, science versus faith, and taking the lead on a Ridley Scott TV series.

The Indefatigable David Arquette

Scream’s legacy cast member on the franchise’s next chapter, choosing kindness, and the plot twists of his very own existence.

Q&A with Claes Bang

The Danish actor on the secrets that people harbor, the anatomy of a powerful film moment, and the future of Netflix’s Dracula.

Q&A with Rosamund Pike

The British actress on the potential bodily cost to acting, coming to terms with social media, and Marie Curie’s luminous legacy.

Q&A with Olga Kurylenko

The Ukrainian actress on her early beginnings in French cinema, her anti-hoarding tendencies, and her upcoming Franco-Korean film.

BIFAN In the Time of COVID-19

Highlights from South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival—a rare physical edition amidst the on-going pandemic.

Q&A with Brenton Thwaites

The Aussie actor on life after COVID-19, why he can’t watch horror movies, and the implications of looking forever young.

Q&A with Garrett Hedlund

The Minnesota native on his lasting Hollywood friendships, discovering music via acting, and his next project with Lee Daniels.

Stacy Martin: Next Generation

The actress on the arrival of artificially intelligent actors, the unmatched thrill of first-time directors, and thriving on “productive fear.”

Living Legends: Udo Kier

The iconic actor on life’s defining relationships, coming close to “the perfect film,” and Lars von Trier’s fabled abandoned movie.

Q&A with Caleb Landry Jones

The actor on his empowering dream, finding in his brother a barometer for authenticity, and harnessing fear and doubt in every job.

Q&A with Michael C. Pitt

The actor on proclivities versus adaptation, the circus-like nature of filmmaking, and the pitfalls of judging the characters you portray.

Living Legends: Willem Dafoe

The prolific actor on his life in Rome, the art of improvisation, and his long-standing collaboration with Abel Ferrara.

A Conversation with Emily Mortimer & Bella Heathcote

The actresses on the taboo of death, their perfect film ending, and Natalie Erika James’s Sundance horror breakout Relic.

Auteur Series: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japan’s most celebrated filmmaker on unteachable poetry, cruel truths versus kind lies, and Catherine Deneuve’s main quality.

Kate Nash’s Tireless Resilience

The singer-songwriter and actress on resentment, the broken music industry, and laying it bare as a documentary subject.

Hong Chau Signals Change

One of Hollywood’s most visible Asian actresses gets real on getting chosen, being cut from Artemis Fowl, and hard-to-find courage.

George MacKay Leads the Charge

The breakout star of 1917 on intimidating roles, meeting directors at their A-game, and his father’s beautiful piece of advice.

Mother, Teresa Palmer

The matriarch, actress—and now authoress—on cultivating self-care, her commitment to service, and the power of empathy.

Q&A with Imogen Poots

The English actress on life’s prescribed ideals and aspirations, movies in the time of coronavirus, and Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium.