Interview: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

To some, the name Yorgos Lanthimos may not immediately spring to mind, but his films certainly will. His latest effort, the Palme d’or-nominated The Killing of a Sacred Deer, once again reunites him with acclaimed actor Colin Farrell in a darkly comic revenger. We sat down with Yorgos during the London Film Festival to discuss…

Interview: Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Barry Keoghan’s latest role sees him tackle something a little different: the unhinged teen, Martin, in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. We sat down with Keoghan to talk to him about his new villainous role, his favourite directors and spaghetti. Richard Hayward: I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of…

Interview: S. Craig Zahler, Brawl in Cell Block 99

  American genre director S. Craig Zahler came to the attention of audiences and critics alike with his stunning 2015 horror western hybrid Bone Tomahawk. Zahler is back with another supremo slice of glorious B-movie pulp, in the form of Brawl in Cell Block 99. Martyn Conterio: How detailed are your scripts? I ask because you’re…

Interview: Bruno Dumont, dir. Slack Bay

From European arthouse’s leading misery-guts to absurdist clown, the career switcheroo from Bruno Dumont is without doubt the most surprising volte–face of recent times. His new film is Slack Bay, a 1910-set love story featuring class conflict, inept detectives, cannibalism and incest. Martyn Conterio: As we’re conducting this chat in the office of video-on-demand service…

Interview: Eva Husson, dir. Bang Gang

For her feature filmmaking debut, French writer-director Eva Husson has created an exuberant concoction of themes that are equally timeless and eye opening. As much a feverish salutation to teenage spirit as it is a cautionary tale derived from a youth culture rife with Snapchat, digitised slut shaming and the very real combined dangers of…

Interview: Daredevil: Season 2 cast

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to rake in billions at the box office, the studio’s early experiments in TV have been less consistently successful, farming out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter to the network ABC with mixed results. Fortunes changed, however, when the Netflix-produced series Daredevil premièred in April last year: permanently shrugging…

Glasgow 2015: Ann Hui on new film ‘The Golden Era’

Ann Hui’s voice is an uncommon one in world cinema. Probably the most acclaimed of the Hong Kong New Wave directors, Hui began her career in the late 1970s in a film industry then dominated by kung fu movies. She continued to make films in Hong Kong for over thirty years, striking an almost impossible…

Interview: Richard Ayoade talks ‘The Double’

After rightly drawing critical approval for his debut feature – an invigorating adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine, British comic-cum-filmmaker Richard Ayoade returns with second feature The Double (2013), taking as its source Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s dark, pre-Kafka novella but repositioning its nineteenth-century action to a more updated, if not wholly identifiable, moment and place in…