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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”
From the Sight and Sound archive

‘An outstanding film director and a good European’: an interview with Max Ophüls

By Francis Koval

‘An outstanding film director and a good European’: an interview with Max Ophüls
Interviews

Vikings don’t cry: Thomas Daneskov on his off-grid comedy Wild Men

By Josh Slater-Williams

Vikings don’t cry: Thomas Daneskov on his off-grid comedy Wild Men
Interviews

“She just set the screen alight”: Laura Wandel on Playground and its child star

By Jonathan Romney

“She just set the screen alight”: Laura Wandel on Playground and its child star
Interviews

Juho Kuosmanen on his train romance Compartment No. 6: “Smartphones are destroying this kind of journey and the need for other people”

By Greg Wetherall

Juho Kuosmanen on his train romance Compartment No. 6: “Smartphones are destroying this kind of journey and the need for other people”
From the Sight and Sound archive

Slaughterhouse blues: Charles Burnett on Killer of Sheep

By Armond White and Alex Cox

Slaughterhouse blues: Charles Burnett on Killer of Sheep
Interviews

Harry Wootliff on True Things: “I wanted to show a woman who is in touch with her sexuality”

By Nikki Baughan

Harry Wootliff on True Things: “I wanted to show a woman who is in touch with her sexuality”
Interviews

Sonita Gale on Hostile, her documentary about migrant experience in the UK

By Abiba Coulibaly

Sonita Gale on Hostile, her documentary about migrant experience in the UK
Interviews

Adeel Akhtar on Ali & Ava: “When we think about all the stories we hear about Asian guys from Bradford, that’s not one of them”

By Katherine McLaughlin

Adeel Akhtar on Ali & Ava: “When we think about all the stories we hear about Asian guys from Bradford, that’s not one of them”
Interviews

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Hope Dickson Leach on her immersive new take on the gothic classic

By Heeyeon Park

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Hope Dickson Leach on her immersive new take on the gothic classic
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”
Black Film Bulletin

Menelik Shabazz: the collective spirit

Menelik Shabazz: the collective spirit
From the Sight and Sound archive

“You can have all the high-tech processes, but if you haven't a story going for you, it's nothing”: Douglas Trumbull on creating sci-fi classics

By Karen Jaehne

“You can have all the high-tech processes, but if you haven't a story going for you, it's nothing”: Douglas Trumbull on creating sci-fi classics
Interviews

Fred Baillif on La Mif: “Social work is the best film school for storytelling”

By Josh Slater-Williams

Fred Baillif on La Mif: “Social work is the best film school for storytelling”
Interviews

Making democracy wait: how a new documentary tackles the toppling statues debate

By Callie Petch and Kelechi Ehenulo

Making democracy wait: how a new documentary tackles the toppling statues debate
Interviews

Artificial intelligence and archive film: how The Light Surgeons put a new spin on Japan’s earliest moving images

By Georgia Korossi

Artificial intelligence and archive film: how The Light Surgeons put a new spin on Japan’s earliest moving images
Interviews

Andrea Arnold on Cow: “Sometimes when you’re filmmaking, you get sent gifts from the universe”

By Brogan Morris

Andrea Arnold on Cow: “Sometimes when you’re filmmaking, you get sent gifts from the universe”
From the Sight and Sound archive

“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979

By Don Allen

“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979
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

Why the Chinese Visual Festival mattered

By David Somerset

Why the Chinese Visual Festival mattered
The future of film

Luca Guadagnino on the future of film

By Thomas Flew

Luca Guadagnino on the future of film
The future of film

Sofia Coppola on the future of film

By Pamela Hutchinson

Sofia Coppola on the future of film
The future of film

Chloé Zhao on the future of film

By Guy Lodge

Chloé Zhao on the future of film
The future of film

Steve McQueen on the future of film

By Kaleem Aftab

Steve McQueen on the future of film
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
From the Sight and Sound archive

A close encounter with Steven Spielberg

By Richard Combs

A close encounter with Steven Spielberg
The best of 2021

And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II

And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II
Interviews

Inside Rebel Dykes: the previously untold story of a punk-minded lesbian subculture 

By El Hunt

Inside Rebel Dykes: the previously untold story of a punk-minded lesbian subculture 
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