Readings

‘There’s Either a Gun or a Wedding’: An Interview with Whit Stillman

The director of Love & Friendship on Jane Austen, his failed career as a writer, and true crime television.

Watch Me Bathe

How can something as trivial as one’s hygiene rituals have such an impact on how happy or successful others perceive you to be?

‘When We Change Our Bodies, Do We Really Change?’: An Interview with Mona Awad

The author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl on body image, how music and dance inform her writing, and emotional honesty.

Schlocknado

The third wave of B-movies—straight-to-streaming films made cheaper, faster, dirtier than ever—exist to pad streaming and on-demand services’ libraries.

Perfect Information Game

Chess devoured my life, until I was sweating in a suit at the Bangkok Chess Tournament feeling myself slip into the void.

‘If You Make the Same Film Twice You’ll Make it Forever’: An Interview with Ben Wheatley

Talking with the director of High-Rise about the challenges of adapting J.G. Ballard, the benefits of setting a film in the Seventies, and how genre can give and take away.

‘A Story Hollywood Can’t Stop Telling About Itself’: An Interview with Karina Longworth

The host of the film podcast You Must Remember This on Howard Hughes, A Star is Born, and capitalism.

House Hunting with Martha Gellhorn

The legendary war correspondent found domesticity and adventure are not easily balanced.

A Quiet Force

Remembering Katherine Dunn.