Lessons learned at Future Academy 2.0
Tati Gabrielle on escaping death in You: “Black women aren’t oblivious”
Call Sheet: The only woman (so far) to survive creepy Joe’s obsession in You, the actor behind Marianne pulls back the curtain on her career.
The best arthouse romance films to elevate your Valentine’s Day
Skip the cheese, thanks. These films will make you think deep and fall hard.
Teen bedrooms we wished we had
To celebrate slowthai’s video for Feel Good, we’ve rounded up some of the best teen bedrooms in film and TV.
Felix Kammerer on All Quiet On The Western Front and finding beauty in brutality
The German epic, an unlikely awards season sensation, is led from the front by the 27-year-old newcomer. The Austrian actor describes his months on the frontline and defends the film’s visceral violence. “Why watch a war movie that isn't too brutal? It's absurd.”
Why doesn’t Hollywood care about diversity anymore?
It may seem that the industry has changed for the better, but fewer minorities and women directed movies in 2022. Coupled with this year's disappointing snub of Black women at the Oscars, it’s pretty obvious that Hollywood still has a long way to go.
THE FACE podcast takes on the film awards season
This week, the team is joined by Empire's Amon Warmann to discuss Oscar predictions and the biggest snubs of the season.
How AI is imagining a surreal future for Ireland
Director Hugh Mulhern's AI experiment challenges reductive notions of Irish identity. His work has been called “hiberno-futurism” – make of that what you will.
How Long Gone’s Chris Black and Jason Stewart: “We don’t allow the vibes to be off”
The "bi-coastal elite" podcast attracts hundreds of thousands listeners and big name guests. Now, the flippant American duo are selling out shows overseas. Not bad for two blokes who've never had proper jobs.
How comedian EJ Marcus nailed the art of observational skits
My Media Diet: We quizzed one of TikTok’s funniest comics about his weird and wonderful internet obsessions.
Blue Jean’s Rosy McEwen: “It’s about getting it right for the sake of these women”
Call Sheet: The actor is astonishing in the awards-laden indie film about an Eighties teacher trapped by institutional homophobia.
Jessie Nash: the artist bringing to life your fave snacks (and Vegemite)
The 28-year-old Aussie has bagged a spot on Tracey Emin’s first-ever artist residency in Margate thanks to her paintings of pantry classics.
The Whale’s Ty Simpkins: “To see Brendan getting the love is incredible”
Call Sheet: The young New Yorker is in awe of co-star Brendan Fraser’s Oscar-nominated performance. Having been acting since he was three weeks old, he knows what he’s talking about.
Why Hollywood loves a comeback
Quan, Tár, Fraser, Coolidge, mic drop. The success story this awards season is of actors and directors battling back from the brink. Here’s to the silver screen’s own revival spiral.
Nan Goldin’s unflinching protest against America’s opioid crisis
Oscar-nominated doc All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a potent portrayal of loss and addiction, following the artist’s fight against deadly inequality, corporate greed and big pharma, writes Amelia Abraham.
Photographing teens in post-industrial Wales
After leaving Merthyr Tydfil, photographer Aran Harris felt at odds with his sense of home. In Hiraeth, he sees his Welsh roots in a whole new light.
Gabriel LaBelle: “Spielberg didn’t want an impersonation”
Call Sheet: LaBelle was an unknown Canadian teenager when he was cast as a young Steven Spielberg in The Fabelmans. Almost as much pressure as that time he choked in a Riverdale audition…
Five zombie TV shows to watch after The Last of Us
Can’t get enough of cannibal corpses? Calm down, sicko. We’ve got plenty more for you here.
14 books to get the year started with
Anna Cafolla makes January a bit more bearable with this list of transgressive classics, post break-up reads, books that satirise trauma and slow-burning thrillers.
Micheal Ward is overcoming his fears – one pigeon at a time
He’s climbed the ranks of Top Boy, worked with Sir Steve McQueen and even bagged a BAFTA. But Empire of Light presented the actor’s biggest, most feathery challenge yet.
All revved up: Grown-ish star Marcus Scribner is a secret car connoisseur
My Media Diet: The new leading man on the Black-ish spin-off gives us a peep behind his black mirror, memes and all.
Five sad films to watch on Blue Monday
The most depressing day of the year is upon us, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite films for you to curl up with and wallow.
M3GAN speaks: the first interview
We managed to secure an exclusive with the biggest, baddest AI diva in Hollywood. ChatGPT3 has nothing on this killer doll. M3GAN's so sweet, she's to die for.