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Interviews

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

At 15 years old, Björn Andrésen was dubbed the “most beautiful boy in the world” by director Luchino Visconti, who cast him as the object of desire in Death in Venice. But instant fame weighed heavily on the young star, as filmmakers Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri reveal in their new documentary.

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

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
Interviews

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: six visual influences

By Lou Thomas

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: six visual influences
Interviews

Katie Puckrik on The Word: ‘The show is responsible for the 90s’

By Lou Thomas

Katie Puckrik on The Word: ‘The show is responsible for the 90s’
Lists

90 great films of the 1990s

By Peter Hill, Georgia Korossi and others

90 great films of the 1990s
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