PLAYLIST: Disq’s Songs To Cry To

With their upbeat debut dropping this Friday, the Madison post-punks share their favorite weep-tunes.

In Conversation: Noémie Merlant Captures the Gaze of a Painter in Love for “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

The star of Céline Sciamma’s smoldering queer romance details her experience on set.

Floria Sigismondi, Goddess of Grotesquery

The Canadian-Italian music video director on her career and second feature film, “The Turning.”

In Conversation: Fatima Al Qadiri on Her Haunted Digital Score for Mati Diop’s “Atlantics”

On her first soundtracking experience, decolonizing art, and why an electronic film score is so unique. 

“Knives Out” Collaborators Rian and Nathan Johnson on Powering a Modern Whodunit

The cousins discuss inverting genre tropes, their first embarrassing movie, and the evergreen influence of “Columbo.”

Glenn Howerton on Why “It’s Always Sunny” Never Got Huge Accolades—and Why That’s OK

Howerton explains how “Sunny” is “the Phish of shows” before its record-tying fourteenth season’s finale.

The Purchase of The Egyptian: Why Netflix Needs a Pyramid

Is the acquisition of an iconic Hollywood theater by a streaming giant another sign of the demise of cinema, or the new status quo?

Lisa Edelstein Talks Grief, Comedy, and the In-Between in “The Kominsky Method”

The show’s second season is now streaming on Netflix.

Director Alma Har’el on the Therapeutic Nature of “Honey Boy”

Based on a true story written by Shia LaBeouf while in rehab, the film was both triggering and cathartic for the creative team.

In Conversation: Kimberly Peirce on “Boys Don’t Cry,” Twenty Years Later

The filmmaker talks her seminal debut, how she dealt with that rape scene, & what female directors are up against.

In Conversation: Antonio Banderas on Becoming Almodóvar for “Pain and Glory”

The actor talks the power of language, performing addiction, and his forty-year-long creative partnership.

TNT’s “Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” Looks to Take on the WWE

For the first time in eighteen years, TNT has a serious contender in the ring.

Jennifer Kent Talks Humanity and Timeless Violence in “The Nightingale”

The “Babadook” writer/director is ready to terrify you all over again with her new film.

“The Mountain” Is Rick Alverson’s Latest Tragedy About Unfunny People

The filmmaker discusses father figures, the nuclear family, and the contradictions of the American utopia as they relate to his new feature.

A Regeneration of the Soul: Life on the Farm

In big-hearted documentary “The Biggest Little Farm,” a married couple leave Los Angeles behind to cultivate greener pastures. 

Nicolas Winding Refn and Cliff Martinez on the Primal Melding of Music and Image

Refn—through the platform of provocative filmmaking and his desire for big, sexy music—made people stop and notice Cliff Martinez.

Alex Honnold: The Rock Whisperer

He’s the only person to have scaled Yosemite monster-wall El Capitan without ropes, a feat detailed in the Oscar-winning doc “Free Solo.”

Jeff Bridges: Rediscovering Fire with The Dude

In their thoughtful climate change documentary, Jeff Bridges + director Susan Kucera ask: If our evolutionary traits are killing us, how do we change?

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