Despite having written and directed four short films before venturing into feature-length with his outstanding debut Departure, British filmmaker Andrew Steggall comes from theatre, having trained as an actor at London’s Central School Of Speech and Drama and later turning to theatre directing.
Lucile Hadzihalilovic isn’t exactly a household name – and not just because most of us wouldn’t be quite sure how to pronounce it.
Documentarian Jayan Cherian’s debut fiction feature, Papilio Buddha, proved so controversial that it was banned in his native India, despite international acclaim.
With its titular monolithic housing block and alt-’70s setting, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is a bit of a design dream – even if the film itself hews closer to nightmares.
Ben Wheatley has been one of British cinema’s critical darlings ever since his 2009 feature debut Down Terrace, and he’s continued to experiment with form and genre since with the likes of Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England.
After a successful festival route that included Toronto, London, and the Berlinale, David Farr’s feature film debut, psychological thriller The Ones Below, finally arrives in UK cinemas, channelling Hitchcock, Lynch, and Polanski but also announcing an interesting new voice in British cinema.
Luca Guadagnino is not an easy man to interview.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have good reason to be excited when we speak.
Alejandro Iñárritu has a lot to be pleased about when we meet at Claridge’s to discuss his latest film, harrowing frontiers survival epic The Revenant.
Director Kevin Allen is the latest to attempt an adaptation of Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas’ celebrated ‘play for voices’ Under Milk Wood, starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church.
One of the most interesting debuts that screened at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, it’d be rather diminishing to reduce Closet Monster to yet another coming-out-coming-of-age-tale.
Did you know that Judy Greer has recently published a book? The Detroit-native and character-actress extraordinaire made her literary debut last year, expanding her already rather impressive resume, which includes 90 roles to date across film, television and Broadway.
Having just turned into a teenager, Raffey Cassidy has gone above and beyond what most thirteen-year-olds have achieved.
Hailing from North Carolina, Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has made a name for himself in the festival circuit with his first five films having screened at Venice, Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Telluride.
For an incredibly talented artist like Anton Corbijn, the move from photography to filmmaking was only going to be a matter of time.
British screenwriter Tess Morris (pictured below) has been one to watch for a few years now, since claiming a spot on the Brit List – the UK equivalent of the Black List (the yearly compilation of Hollywood’s top executives’ favorite unproduced scripts) – back in 2011.
It’s rather common for some actors to eventually transition behind the camera over the course of their career and a few of them even star in the films they direct.
South Korean drama A Girl At My Door (Dohee-ya) is such a beautifully nuanced piece of work, so skillfully crafted by first-time writer/director July Jung and her wonderful cast, that you’d totally be able to understand its powerful story even without reading the subtitles.
Ever since her breakthrough debut in 2007 on E4’s hit teen drama Skins, young British actress Kaya Scodelario has built a steady career that from small indie films has led her to join the ever growing plethora or British talent conquering Hollywood one film at a time.
Neil McEnery-West’s debut feature, Containment, is a taut psychological thriller under the guise of an apocalyptic genre flick.