Articles by Mark Cousins
The controversial Danish film director Lars von Trier rarely gives interviews, but he allowed me into his remote bunker
Another Year On general release from 5th NovemberMike Leigh is often spoken of in the same breath as Ken Loach—as one of our great British realists. But Leigh is nothing of the sort. Since his...
Making my first full-length feature film was no big deal—winning the Prix Italia and taking it on tour has blown my mind
Hollywood filmmakers generally shy away from ideas—but not Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight and Inception
What will the seventh art—cinema—offer Britain’s ten million kids under ten on their splendid voyage through summer? Toy Story 3, Shrek Forever, The Karate Kid, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of...
A slow film can be just as gripping as a big-budget, crash-bang blockbuster—as long as you are prepared to meet it halfway
Went the Day Well? On re-release 9th-31st July, BFIThe year is 1940 and it’s an average day in the English village of Bramley End. Soldiers arrive and the locals greet them. But...
It was the late 1990s. I was in California, mixing with some of the movie greats in the twilight of their careers—Steiger, Lemmon, Leigh. Now I’m back in LA
What better way to while away an hour of a long flight to LA than to muse on the nature of film satire with a dead professor?