On film

Hollywood interviews

Q&A: Meeting Martin Sheen

David O Russell on American Hustle

Naomie Harris on playing Winnie Mandela

Samuel L Jackson: In conversation*

Liam Neeson talks Taken 3… and gun control

Werner Herzog: ‘A couple of times I nearly died – who cares?’

Paul Bettany on directional debut Shelter

Jake Gyllenhaal: 13 things we learnt

Q&A: Dev Patel

Olga Kurylenko talks The Water Diviner

Kelsey Grammer: Breaking the Bank

Room star Jacob Tremblay

Q&A: Michael Apted

Suraj Sharma: ‘Life of Pi saved me’

John Madden talks Miss Sloane

Jessica Mauboy on playing The Sapphires

Andrea Di Stefano talks Pablo Escobar and Paradise Lost

Q&A: Barry Norman (RIP)

The highs and lows of Jim Sheridan

Q&A: High-kicking Kelly Hu

Mathew Beard on The Imitation Game

Andrew Adamson: Bringing Cirque du Soleil to the big screen

Sylvester Stallone needs to see Chuck, says biopic director Philippe Falardeau

The Gabriel Yared story: From humble beginnings to a Hollywood ending

 

Global cinema

Fabrizio Rongione on five films and 15 years as a Dardenne brothers lead

Q&A: Omar Sy

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on ‘comeback” Kaabil

Damián Szifron talks Wild Tales

The long life of Rachid Bouchareb

Hany Abu-Assad: The Oscars and Omar

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor introduce Bollywood romcom Ki and Ka

Inside Cannes award-winner The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

The “longest film” ever made 

Asha Bhosle: The most recorded voice in history

Catching up with Venice Best Actress-winner Alba Rohrwacher

The Middle East’s domestic helper culture laid bare in A Maid for Each

Lebanese Down syndrome drama Ghadi

Saudi’s first female filmmaker: Haifaa al-Mansour

Meet The Last Impressario

The quiet fury and loud success of Leviathan 

Inside Dubai’s labour camps with Champ of the Camp

Amir Ramses’ Cairo Time shines a light on post-revolution Egypt

Julian Dennison, the teen star of Kiwi favourite Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Yallah Underground!: Inside the Midde East’s indie music scene

Ivan Ostrochovský on Koza

 

Think pieces

Finding the François in Truffaut

In praise of Sunset Boulevard*

Reel lives: Ten top biopics

When did Al Pacino sell out? (and a Pacino top ten)

The genius of Godard’s Le Mepris*

Explaining/enduring the Sharknado phenomenon 

Thelma and Louise: An unlikely unlikely feminist manifesto* 

When leading men direct

West Beirut: The making of Ziad Doueiri*

Why On the Road won’t work on the screen

Katy Perry in 3D

It’s the end of the world… again: An apocalypse movie primer

Exploring Arabic cinema

Arnie is back: Schwarzenegger’s greatest hits

Can Cameron Crowe still rock it?

Great gangster movies

 

Movie reviews

Hollywood

Live By Night  /  Miss Sloane  /  Bridge of Spies  /  Gravity  /  American Sniper  /  Hidden Figures  /  Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol  /  The Judge  /  The Intern  /  Black Mass  /  We’re the Millers  /  The Bling Ring  /  Paper Towns  /  The Gunman  /  Horrible Bosses 2  /  Taken 3  /  Vacation

 

Arthouse

Arabian Nights trilogy  /  Halal Love  /  Solitaire (Mahbas)  /  La Sapienza  /  Magical Girl  /  Sara 2014  /  The Sapphires  /  Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet  /  The Wanted 18

 

* = published under a pseudonym.