All articles by Lou Thomas

Interviews

Alex Garland on Men, his shapeshifting rural chiller: “All folk horror owes The Wicker Man something”

The director of Ex Machina and Annihilation, Alex Garland is back with a folk horror film for the #MeToo era. We spoke to him about Green Man imagery, body-horror effects and the influence of anime.

By Lou Thomas

Alex Garland on Men, his shapeshifting rural chiller: “All folk horror owes The Wicker Man something”
Interviews

Sam Raimi on 20 years of the superhero era: “I think other types of movies will rise again”

By Lou Thomas

Sam Raimi on 20 years of the superhero era: “I think other types of movies will rise again”
Festivals

Visions du Réel 2022: despatches from Lake Geneva’s documentary festival

By Lou Thomas

Visions du Réel 2022: despatches from Lake Geneva’s documentary festival
Festivals

Incredible But True brings a new level of silliness to the concept of time-travel

By Lou Thomas

Incredible But True brings a new level of silliness to the concept of time-travel
Festivals

Something in the Dirt is a beguiling meta mystery from Benson and Moorhead

By Lou Thomas

Something in the Dirt is a beguiling meta mystery from Benson and Moorhead
Interviews

Peter Strickland on Flux Gourmet: “Extreme violence doesn’t interest me. It doesn’t really provoke”

By Lou Thomas

Peter Strickland on Flux Gourmet: “Extreme violence doesn’t interest me. It doesn’t really provoke”
News

UK films at Sundance 2022: what to look out for

By Lou Thomas

UK films at Sundance 2022: what to look out for
Lists

Scream: 5 essential moments from the meta slasher series

By Lou Thomas

Scream: 5 essential moments from the meta slasher series
Interviews

Boiling Point: Phil Barantini on his one-take restaurant drama

By Lou Thomas

Boiling Point: Phil Barantini on his one-take restaurant drama
Interviews

Olivia Colman on Bon Jovi, bad holidays and The Lost Daughter

By Lou Thomas

Olivia Colman on Bon Jovi, bad holidays and The Lost Daughter
Interviews

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

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
News

Nine discoveries from the 2020 Berlinale

By Ela Bittencourt, Jamie Dunn and others

Nine discoveries from the 2020 Berlinale
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

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’
My influences

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: 6 visual influences

By Lou Thomas

Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir: 6 visual influences
Reviews

Diego Maradona review: Asif Kapadia brings us a touch of god

By Lou Thomas

Diego Maradona review: Asif Kapadia brings us a touch of god
Load more