Interview: Eliza Hittman on ‘Beach Rats’

“I’m not aspiring to explain the psychology of the character to the audience,” says Eliza Hittman of her style as writer-director. “That’s not my job. In a way, I’m more interested in exploring the complexity and contradictions in our behaviour. And the audience can think about why. I’m not trying to answer those questions.” We’re… Read More Interview: Eliza Hittman on ‘Beach Rats’

Interview: Claes Bang on ‘The Square’

A late addition to this year’s Cannes competition, Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s satirical drama The Square ended up a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or. The follow-up to his well-received Force Majeure, the film’s cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary, best known for his motion capture work in Kong: Skull Island and the recent Planet of the Apes films.… Read More Interview: Claes Bang on ‘The Square’

Review: Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)

With A Bigger Splash, director Luca Guadagnino used an Italian summer as the backdrop for a vibrant, erotically charged clash of personalities. His latest effort, Call Me by Your Name, based on André Aciman’s beloved 2007 novel, features this same setting but a different tonal register. Here, the modes are pure heady romance and coming-of-age tale, and… Read More Review: Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)