Sope Dirisu

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

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.

Eternal Beauty

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.

Christopher Abbott

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.

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Q&A with Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

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

The Nest

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.

Alice Winocour's Proxima.

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

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.

David Arquette

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.

Claes Bang

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.

The Room

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.

Rose Glass's Saint Maud.

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.

Brenton Thwaites

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.

Garrett Hedlund

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.”

Udo Kier

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.

The Outpost

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.

Run with the Hunted

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.

Willem Dafoe

Living Legends: Willem Dafoe

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

Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote at the Sundance Film Festival.

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.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

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

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

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 as Ned Kelly in Justin Kurzel's True History of the Kelly Gang. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release.

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.


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.

Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff Is Raising the Stakes

The gifted actor on his directorial endeavors, Nicolas Cage’s good advice, and reconnecting with Maya Hawke on Human Capital.

Cole wears Dirty Pineapple satin jacket and pants, Calvin Klein T-shirt.

Cole Doman’s Infinite Potential

The fresh-faced actor on his early beginnings, “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” and responsible storytelling.

Banana Split

Liana Liberato Champions Friends

The actress on her lasting friendships in young Hollywood, the slippery slope of social media, and Benjamin Kasulke’s Banana Split.

Carla Juri (L), Romola Garai (C), and Alec Secareanu (R), the director and stars of Amulet.

A Conversation with Romola Garai, Carla Juri & Alec Secareanu

The filmmaker and her actors on the feminist horror label, the big lessons of their careers, and the Sundance puzzle box Amulet.

Andrea Riseborough, star of Possessor.

The Sundance Film Festival 2020

All the cool boys and girls of Park City featuring Rebecca Hall, Sean Durkin, Wunmi Mosaku, Sverrir Gudnason, and many more!

The Lodge

A Conversation with Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala

The Austrian filmmaking duo on the allure of difficult people, Riley Keough’s mystique, and their snowbound horror story The Lodge.

Ant Timpson, Stephen McHattie and Elijah Wood. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Ant Timpson

The genre producer on the horrors of growing up, his very own Animal House experience, and his directorial debut Come to Daddy.


Q&A with Kantemir Balagov

The Russian wunkerkind on the tautology of existence, Alexander Sokurov’s towering influence, and the exquisite Beanpole.

Ben Schnetzer

Q&A with Ben Schnetzer

The actor on getting “fanged,” what keeps him coming back in acting, and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Adam Egypt Mortimer

Q&A with Adam Egypt Mortimer

The visionary director on his childhood imaginary friend, “kinetic maximalism,” and his cosmic horror romp Daniel Isn’t Real.

Emily Beecham on the Upper West Side, New York City. © Matthew Cylinder.

Q&A with Emily Beecham

This year’s Cannes Best Actress winner on stylized performances, harnessing muscle memory, and Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe.


Q&A with James Badge Dale

The always reliable actor on keeping scenes alive, bringing levity to dark projects, and Annabelle Attanasio’s Mickey and the Bear.

François Ozon at the Regency Hotel in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Auteur Series: François Ozon

The French filmmaker on shifting his narrative focus towards men, losing his religion, and his 18th feature By the Grace of God.


Auteur Series: Nadav Lapid

The Israeli filmmaker on the trappings of willful self-reinvention, authoring your life story, and his Golden Bear winner Synonyms.

BIFF 2019

Giveaway: BIFF X Kore-eda X Bong

The South Korea-Japan discord continues to escalate and it’s spilling over into the entertainment sector. Fly the flag of peace.

© Christian Hartmann.

Spotlight: Jonas Dassler

The German newcomer tops our yearly list of best performances, playing a serial killer in Fatih Akin’s punishing The Golden Glove.

Coat by Diesel, Trousers by Acne Studios, Boots by Paul Smith, Bolo Tie by Tenet, Ring by Maniamania

Q&A with Boyd Holbrook

The indomitable actor on his obsessive nature, his luck and his moxie, and Jim Mickle’s genre bender In the Shadow of the Moon.

Trench coat: Pendleton
Shirt: Vintage
Trousers: Phillip Lim
Shoes: Lanvin

Q&A with James Ransone

The perennial cool guy on turning off the TV for good, fatherhood and new perspectives, and Andy Muschietti’s It Chapter Two.

Larry Fessenden (L) and David Call (R) in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

1-1: Larry Fessenden X David Call

The genre icon and his latest muse turn the mic on each other to discuss their modern-day retelling of Frankenstein—Depraved.

© Michael Schwartz.

Q&A with Casey Affleck

The Oscar-winning actor on surrendering towards positivity, director mentors, and his post-pandemic survival drama Light of My Life.

Kevin Fonteyne

Discovery: Kevin Fonteyne

The on-the-rise actor on becoming our best selves, his biggest nightmare, and the importance of “maintaining the eyes of a child.”

The Art of Self-Defense

This Course: Riley Stearns

The whip-smart filmmaker on death metal, social media, and the machismo-critiquing crowd-pleaser The Art of Self-Defense.

© Fred Hayes.

A Conversation with Matt Bomer

The actor on playing a human being first, coming out to your friends, and John Butler’s tale of bromosexual friendship Papi Chulo.