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.
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?”
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.