All articles by Lou Thomas

Interviews

Belfast: Kenneth Branagh on an autobiographical drama “50 years in the making”

Kenneth Branagh tells us about the genesis of his Oscars-tipped new tale of a childhood during the Troubles, which received its European premiere at this year’s festival.

By Lou Thomas

Belfast: Kenneth Branagh on an autobiographical drama “50 years in the making”
Interviews

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World directors: “The film industry has a history of sad stories about child actors”

By Lou Thomas

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World directors: “The film industry has a history of sad stories about child actors”
Interviews

“I love playing the rascal”: William H. Macy looks back at Fargo

By Lou Thomas

“I love playing the rascal”: William H. Macy looks back at Fargo
10 great

10 great American neo-noirs of the 1990s

By Lou Thomas

10 great American neo-noirs of the 1990s
Interviews

50 years of Get Carter: a new interview with director Mike Hodges

By Lou Thomas

50 years of Get Carter: a new interview with director Mike Hodges
Interviews

Scenes from the world in 2020: Kevin Macdonald on his new Life in a Day project

By Lou Thomas

Scenes from the world in 2020: Kevin Macdonald on his new Life in a Day project
Interviews

The murky world of video nasties: Prano Bailey-Bond on her gruesome retro-horror Censor

By Lou Thomas

The murky world of video nasties: Prano Bailey-Bond on her gruesome retro-horror Censor
News

British films at Sundance 2021: What to watch out for

By Lou Thomas

British films at Sundance 2021: What to watch out for
Reviews

Soul’s afterlife body-swap comedy shows Pixar still has it

By Lou Thomas

Soul’s afterlife body-swap comedy shows Pixar still has it
The essentials

Kristen Wiig: 6 essential performances

By Lou Thomas

Kristen Wiig: 6 essential performances
Lists

6 films to see to get ready for Tenet

By Lou Thomas

6 films to see to get ready for Tenet
Interviews

On the phone to Werner Herzog: ‘A deep existential solitude is coming at us’

By Lou Thomas

On the phone to Werner Herzog: ‘A deep existential solitude is coming at us’
BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Ozark

By Lou Thomas

BFI Recommends: Ozark
Interviews

Riz Ahmed on Mogul Mowgli: ‘It was like a Curb Your Enthusiasm moment put through a Muslim filter’

By Lou Thomas

Riz Ahmed on Mogul Mowgli: ‘It was like a Curb Your Enthusiasm moment put through a Muslim filter’
News

Nine discoveries from the 2020 Berlinale

By Ela Bittencourt, Jamie Dunn and others

Nine discoveries from the 2020 Berlinale
Interviews

No Hard Feelings director Faraz Shariat: ‘Racism is a tool that structures our entire society’

By Lou Thomas

No Hard Feelings director Faraz Shariat: ‘Racism is a tool that structures our entire society’
Reviews

Onward review: Pixar’s fantasy quest uncovers brotherly love

By Lou Thomas

Onward review: Pixar’s fantasy quest uncovers brotherly love
Features

British films at the Berlin Film Festival 2020: what to look out for

By Lou Thomas

British films at the Berlin Film Festival 2020: what to look out for
Features

British films at the Berlin Film Festival 2020: What to look out for

By Lou Thomas

British films at the Berlin Film Festival 2020: What to look out for
My influences

From Kubrick to Mad Max: 8 films that influenced Birds of Prey

By Lou Thomas

From Kubrick to Mad Max: 8 films that influenced Birds of Prey
Interviews

From Kubrick to Mad Max: Eight films that influenced Birds of Prey

By Lou Thomas

From Kubrick to Mad Max: Eight films that influenced Birds of Prey
Reviews

Daniel Isn’t Real review: an enjoyably edgy psychological horror

By Lou Thomas

Daniel Isn’t Real review: an enjoyably edgy psychological horror
Interviews

The Report director Scott Z. Burns: ‘In the paranoia and fear after 9/11, we lost the plot’

By Lou Thomas

The Report director Scott Z. Burns: ‘In the paranoia and fear after 9/11, we lost the plot’
Interviews

Ken Loach on Sorry We Missed You: ‘I want to be part of the world, not somehow locked away’

By Lou Thomas

Ken Loach on Sorry We Missed You: ‘I want to be part of the world, not somehow locked away’
Interviews

Ken Loach on Sorry We Missed You: ‘I want to be part of the world, not somehow locked away’

By Lou Thomas

Ken Loach on Sorry We Missed You: ‘I want to be part of the world, not somehow locked away’
Interviews

The Last Black Man in San Francisco: Jimmie Fails on his gentrification drama

By Lou Thomas

The Last Black Man in San Francisco: Jimmie Fails on his gentrification drama
Interviews

Willem Dafoe on The Lighthouse: ‘It’s a good discipline to know how to be by yourself’

By Lou Thomas

Willem Dafoe on The Lighthouse: ‘It’s a good discipline to know how to be by yourself’
Reviews

It Chapter Two review: a pungently nostalgic pop-horror epic

By Lou Thomas

It Chapter Two review: a pungently nostalgic pop-horror epic
My influences

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: 6 visual influences

By Lou Thomas

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: 6 visual influences
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