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How Matt Damon convinced Kenneth Lonergan to direct again after 'Margaret' "ordeal"

Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.

Secret Life Of Pets

How 'The Secret Life Of Pets' was inspired by New Yorker covers

The Secret Life Of Pets co-director Chris Renaud tells Elbert Wyche why authenticity was so important in the creation of Illumination Entertainment’s summer hit.


How a personal tragedy inspired 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

Animator-turned-director Travis Knight explains why he connected with Kubo And The Two Strings’ epic vision, and the tricks he unleashed to realise Laika’s latest stop-motion triumph.


Garth Jennings talks moving into animation with 'Sing'

Genial UK director Garth Jennings says he wasn’t fazed - at first - by the prospect of jumping into the often esoteric world of feature animation.

Finding Dory

How Andrew Stanton fixed the major narrative problem in 'Finding Dory'

“There was some glass ceiling on why our story wasn’t getting better.”

Deena Wallace and Amy Gustin, BIFA

BIFA: establishing a year-round brand

Ahead of this Sunday’s (Dec 4) main event, British Independent Film Award co-directors Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace talk to Ian Sandwell about the importance of establishing BIFA as a year-round champion of emerging talent.

Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain made a depressing discovery while researching new film 'Miss Sloane'

Jessica Chastain reveals why her role as a Washington DC lobbyist in Miss Sloane is representative of a renaissance for realistic female characters on film.

Naomie Harris_Moonlight

Naomie Harris: "I had reservations about playing a crack addict"

Naomie Harris reveals why the role of a crack-addicted parent in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight offered her a welcome opportunity to challenge a stereotype.

Sonia Braga_Aquarius

Sonia Braga on 'Aquarius' Oscar snub: "Maybe US industry can do justice for us now"

Sonia Braga, who has entered the awards season conversation with her role in Aquarius, tells Elaine Guerini why international success can be a double-edged sword.

Tiina Lokk Alexander Rodnyansky

Tallinn: 'Leviathan' producer Alexander Rodnyansky talks IMAX, Trump and Sentsov

Alexander Rodnyansky is presenting his latest feature The Duelist in IMAX at Black Nights Film Festival.


Box office

UK box office 2016: the verdict

Did the record-breaking success of 2015 help tempt consumers back into the cinema-going habit? Charles Gant charts the surprise hits and disappointments of 2016 to date.



Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are showing themselves to be serious contenders this awards’ season.

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Tony Orsten

Imaginarium CEO: Content remains king but filmmakers must think beyond Video

Tony Orsten, CEO of VFX specialist Imaginarium Studios, whose credits include Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, explains why film-makers need to think beyond content to be successful.