Curtain Call: Noah Baumbach on Making Divorce Cinematic
How do you tell a story that seems to be over? The director of Marriage Story talks with us about the craft that goes into building a shared history and intimacy between characters whose relationship is already fractured.
Retail Nightmare: A Trip Inside Peter Strickland’s Sensorium
The director behind such audaciously stylized fantasias as The Duke of Burgundy and In Fabric looks back on his formative experiences at repertory movie theaters and department stores.
The Notes in Between: A Conversation with Nicholas Britell
One of the most sought-after composers in film and television opens up about his genre-defying sound and his deeply collaborative relationships with directors.
Moxie to Burn: Natasha Lyonne on Barbara Stanwyck
Unapologetic sexuality, comedic brilliance, fiery conviction: the Emmy-nominated actor talks about the qualities that distinguish one of classic Hollywood’s most audacious stars.
Dead Neighbors: Jim Jarmusch on George A. Romero
With his eccentric new zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die coming to theaters, Jim Jarmusch talks with us about the inspiration he drew from the late horror maestro’s postmodern, politically tinged approach to genre.
Anna Biller’s Pleasure Principles
With her films now streaming on the Criterion Channel, the director of The Love Witch gives us an in-depth look at her extravagantly detailed, meticulously controlled visual style.
Joanna Hogg Revisits Her Past Selves
With her first three films now playing on the Criterion Channel, the acclaimed British director digs back into the past to trace the roots of her cinephilia and artistry.
A Sit-Down with Mike Leigh
On the occasion of the premiere of his new film, Peterloo, we talked with the British master about what keeps him going as an artist and what he enjoys most about his idiosyncratic process.
Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold
In quietly simmering dramas that depict solitary characters on the margins of society, German director Christian Petzold brings the ghosts of history into conversation with modern life.
The Many Faces of Hal Ashby: A Conversation with Amy Scott
New Hollywood rebel Hal Ashby takes the spotlight in a new documentary by director Amy Scott, who talks with us about the deep allure of his humanist sensibility.
Through Her Eyes: A Conversation with Babette Mangolte
At a time when women were rarely seen behind the camera, Babette Mangolte created a bold, distinctive aesthetic with a mix of slow rhythms and hauntingly static compositions.
Of Their Age: Olivier Assayas on the Making of Cold Water
Working within the strict rules and tight budget of a commissioned television project, one of France’s finest contemporary directors made an artistic breakthrough that would go on to define his career.
A Life at the Pictures: A Conversation with Lynne Ramsay
Just before the release of her new film You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay spoke with us about her early moviegoing life in Glasgow, the version of herself that emerges on set, and the mind-expanding power of chess.
Mysterious Impressions: Connor Jessup on Apichatpong Weerasethakul
In anticipation of his debut on the Criterion Channel, Connor Jessup spoke with us about his experiences as an emerging filmmaker and his collaboration and friendship with Thai maverick Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
On the Slopes: A Conversation with Joe Jay Jalbert
A key collaborator on Michael Ritchie’s Downhill Racer and the creator of two Olympic films, Joe Jay Jalbert chats with us about the art of capturing skiing on-screen.
The Author’s Signature: A Conversation with Michael Haneke
The great Austrian filmmaker spoke with us about his early experiences falling in love with cinema and the films that have shaped his singular aesthetic.
Love My Way: A Conversation with Luca Guadagnino
While he was in town with Call Me by Your Name at the New York Film Festival in October, Luca Guadagnino stopped by our office to talk about inspirations, style, and dancing.
Everyday Magic: Joachim Trier on Reimagining Louis Malle
Norwegian director Joachim Trier talks about how Louis Malle’s 1963 masterpiece The Fire Within inspired his sophomore feature Oslo, August 31st.
Psychotic Break: A Conversation with Alexandre O. Philippe
The shower scene in Psycho remains one of the most iconic scenes in film history. Alexandre O. Philippe, director of the new documentary 78/52,explains why it touched a nerve with audiences.
Behind Closed Doors: A Conversation with Bertrand Bonello
With his controversial new film Nocturama opening in theaters, French director Bertrand Bonello spoke with us about what inspires him as an artist and how he blurs the line between realism and abstraction.