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Past articles by Nick:

How Alejandro G Iñárritu made the strangest Netflix film of 2022

The surreal project has critics divided – is it artful genius, or a bloated mess? We asked Iñárritu himself to share some insight → Read More

Noah Baumbach wants you to confront your mortality

‘It’s about the fear of death’: the director talks to Nick Chen about his new apocalyptic thriller, White Noise – a remake of Don DeLillo’s ‘unfilmable’ novel of the same name → Read More

James Gray’s Armageddon Time is not just a white guilt movie

The director returns this month with his anti-capitalist new memoir film, Armageddon Time – his first feature since 2019’s Ad Astra → Read More

Paul Mescal on social media, masculinity, and new film Aftersun

The actor talks to Nick Chen about his new role in Aftersun – a story of fatherhood, divorce, and the ‘twisted pain’ of emotional repression → Read More

How Sebastián Lelio made a Netflix film that’s actually good

The director talks to Nick Chen about his dreamy new thriller The Wonder, working with Florence Pugh, and the art of ‘delicious cinematic pleasure’ → Read More

Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness is so funny, it’ll make you puke

The acclaimed Swedish director talks us through his new gross-out satire, Triangle of Sadness: ‘When the audience walk into a Ruben Östlund movie, I want them to feel like they’re going to experience a ride’ → Read More

Aubrey Plaza is throwing herself at John Waters’ feet

As her new film Emily The Criminal is released in the UK, the actor talks to Nick Chen about scamming, the curse of Netflix, and why she’ll do ‘anything’ to be in John Waters’ new film → Read More

Inside Guy Maddin’s sexy, surreal new augmented reality show

The cult filmmaker’s latest project is Haunted Hotel – a voyeuristic new AR exhibition that can be found in the corridors of London’s BFI → Read More

After Yang: An uncanny sci-fi about robots, clones and racial identity

As the long-awaited film is finally released in the UK, Korean-American filmmaker Kogonada talks about the complex personal experiences that inspired it → Read More

Save the Green Planet! Why Ari Aster is remaking a Korean sci-fi comedy

Nick Chen delves into the rumours that the American director is redoing Jang Joon-hwan’s 2003 sci-fi comedy about alien conspiracy theories → Read More

Funny Pages is a gritty comedy about failed comic-book artists

Owen Kline tells Nick Chen about his offbeat coming-of-age film, which was co-produced by the Safdie brothers → Read More

The Feast is a chilling welsh-language eco-horror

‘Like Greta Thunberg gone wrong’: Director Lee Haven Jones and actress Annes Elwy discuss their disturbing new horror film, set in a remote, mountainous corner of Wales → Read More

Nitram, the polarising film about Australia’s deadliest mass shooting

Lauded at Cannes but lambasted Down Under, Justin Kurzel tells us about his controversial new film Nitram, which documents the events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre → Read More

The sacred story of Khat, Ethiopia’s natural ‘spiritual’ drug

Jessica Beshir’s psychedelic new documentary, Faya Dayi, explores the history of Khat – a mystical green leaf discovered by Sufi imams on their search for “eternal life” → Read More

Jacqueline Lentzou is the new romantic of Greek Weird cinema

The Greek filmmaker talks astrology, working with Paul Thomas Anderson, and her emotional new film Moon, 66 Questions → Read More

Il Buco, an eerie docu-drama about Italy’s secret underground caves

Michelangelo Frammartino’s hypnotic new film takes us 700 metres into Calabria’s Bifurto Abyss → Read More

Vicky Krieps on cows, ‘female acting’ and Bergman Island

The actress discusses her meta role in Mia Hansen-Løve’s smart, lyrical new film, Bergman Island. ‘I like to be surprised,’ she tells Nick Chen. ‘As long as I stay curious, I know I’m alive’ → Read More

New Belgian drama Playground is like The Sopranos, but with children

Director Laura Wandel discusses her new film, which captures the claustrophobic terror of a being a kid at school → Read More

The story of Happening, an ‘intimate’ abortion thriller set in 1960s France

We talk to director Audrey Diwan about her nail-biting drama, which won Venice Film Festival’s top prize last year → Read More

Compartment No 6 is an offbeat twist on the road-trip romance

Actor Seidi Haarla discusses her role in the new Compartment No 6: a Finnish love story that won the Grand Prix at Cannes → Read More