Julia Yepes

Why character actor Eddie Marsan always plays the villain

April 3, 2018

The British working-class actor has a prolific career with more than 100 film and television credits, but he’s had an unusual journey to the spotlight.

Seven life lessons learned from character actor Terence Stamp

March 23, 2018

Sage advice from the character actor, once dubbed “the most beautiful man in the world,” litters his latest memoir The Ocean Fell into the Drop.

This 22-year-old wrote an intoxicating film about a teacher-student relationship

January 5, 2018

At age 15, the director-writer-actress wrote a stunning script about an inappropriate relationship, which became her directorial debut, Blame.

The secret history of Jayne Mansfield’s bizarre connection to the Church of Satan

November 2, 2017

Before her tragic death, the Old Hollywood star turned towards Satanist Anton LaVey to capture the attention of the press. A new documentary explores her insatiable hunger for publicity.

Sean Price Williams

The cinematographer behind all of your favorite underground films

August 17, 2017

Sean Price Williams has crafted eye-popping visuals for indie filmmakers like the Safdie brothers, Alex Ross Perry and Albert Maysles

The Eternal Search of the Jodorowskys

July 25, 2017

Endless Poetry, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s colorful, lyrical, and expressive new film, tells the story of the filmmaker’s youth, and his journey to become a poet (as well as a puppeteer, clown, mime, and tarot enthusiast).

Discovery: Elizabeth Rose

July 11, 2017

Punctuated by pathos, mordant wit, and memorable dialogue between complex women, Elizabeth Roses’s 14-minute, prize-winning short, The Law of Averages, focuses on a mother (Suzzy Roche) and daughter (Lucy Kaminsky) as they navigate a traumatic event.

The Unexplainable Energy of David Lowery

July 6, 2017

Filmmaker David Lowery has an intriguing conception of what a ghost is: In his words, it’s “a spirit that refuses to move on.”

The Quiet Storms of Sofia Coppola

June 23, 2017

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is known for the dreamy quality of her visuals, awash in emotion and atmosphere.

The Sly Poetics of Terry Zwigoff

May 19, 2017

“I can’t relate to 99 percent of humanity,” says a character in Terry Zwigoff’s perceptive cult film Ghost World (2001).

The Subversive Logic of Albert Serra

March 31, 2017

“Why do we need images?” asks Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra. “Why do we not simply trust our eyes, why do we try to reproduce reality?”

Teenage Dream

February 22, 2017

“To me, you’ll always be a fish,” a boy tells a teenage mermaid, gently rejecting her romantic advances. It’s a bruising, funny, and relatable moment in 38-year-old Polish director Agnieszka SmoczyÅ?ska’s inspired feature-film debut The Lure.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Thien Venus Milo

October 7, 2016

Twenty-four-year-old Thien To, who makes clothes under the name Thien Venus Milo, is a designer to watch.

Hello, Cruel World

February 11, 2016

In Italian filmmaker Antonio Pietrangeli’s newly restored 1965 movie I Knew Her Well, there’s a scene in which the protagonist Adriana reads the typewritten pages of a novelist with whom she’s having a fling.

Javelin and Mike Anderson Dream Westward

January 20, 2012

“We spent the summer in Bushwick listening to Slim Whitman records slowed down,” recalls Tom Van Buskirk of the band Javelin. He was describing the moment about two-and-a-half years ago when he really began to love country music.