Paul Dano – NME

Matt Reeves' The Batman found the perfect Riddler in Paul Dano, one of the most revered actors of his generation. We talked about becoming one of Batman's scariest foes, Dano's resistance to fame, and the pressure of playing Steven Spielberg's dad. Click the image below to read the full article.

Moses Ingram – NME

Her career may be young but Moses Ingram has packed a lot in. From her Emmy-nominated role in The Queen's Gambit to playing a mysterious villain in Obi-Wan Kenobi in just a few years, she's making her moment count. Click the image below to read the full article.

Brian & Charles – Empire

One of the most charming British films in years, Brian & Charles is the story of a very lonely man who creates the world's least flashy robot. I spoke to the cast and creators about a very unusual buddy comedy. Read the full article in the July '22 issue of Empire.

Jonathan Majors – NME

If you haven't heard of Jonathan Majors yet, you will soon. He leads an all-star cast in the Netflix Western The Harder They Fall. I met him in London to talk about his ascent to the A-list and how acting put his life on a very different path. Click the image below to read the... Continue Reading →

This Cultural Life, BBC

On each episode of This Cultural Life, John Wilson talks to a highly influential person from the arts world to ask them all about the people who influenced them and how they got to where they are. Guests have included Sir Paul McCartney, Kenneth Branagh and Tracey Emin. Each week, I break down the biggest... Continue Reading →

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sunday Times Culture

After the massive success of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his first stage musical, In The Heights, to the screen. We met to discuss all his big 2020 projects...then the pandemic struck. Click the image below to read the full Sunday Times Culture story.

Billie Piper, NME

Ahead of the release of her directing debut, Rare Beasts, I spoke to Billie Piper about the evolution of her career, growing up famous and learning not to care what anyone thinks. Click the image below for the full interview at NME.

Peaky Blinders, GQ

Ahead of the fifth series of the hit show Peaky Blinders, I spoke to series director Anthony Byrne, securing exclusive news on plans for series 6. Click the image below for the full article.  

A Quiet Place, Empire

For Empire's look back on the best films of 2018, I spoke to John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the team behind the horror hit A Quiet Place. The full article appears in the December 2018 issue.

A Star Is Born, GQ

Bradley Cooper makes his directing debut with a fourth version of A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga as his co-lead. Click the image below for my verdict at

Glow: Season 2, Empire

Glow was a bit of a sleeper hit for Netflix. Loosely based on the real-life series, The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, it tells the stories of a group of women who have been ignored by the mainstream acting industry but find a place for themselves on a cheapo cable show. The first series was promising;... Continue Reading →

Hereditary, Empire

Ari Aster's first feature, Hereditary, is not only an impressive debut, it is one of the best movies of 2018. It's certainly the scariest. The story of a family going through almost literal hell, Hereditary has a haunting quality that makes it feel pulled from another era. I spoke to Aster for Empire, discussing the... Continue Reading →

Queer Eye: Season 2, NME

After the massive success of their first series, the Fab Five from Queer Eye quickly returned for a second season. I met them (minus, sadly, Jonathan) in London to talk about sudden fame, social responsibility and what happens when they're all out together (absolute carnage. Click the image below for the full interview at NME.

Bingewatch, Empire

Because I don't know when to say no, I agreed to watch a whole day of Winston Churchill biopics for Empire's 'Bingewatch' page. They went on forever. I wanted to kill myself. I can now do a very passable Churchill impression, but don't make me.

Marine Vacth, Time Out

In the deeply odd erotic thriller L'Amant Double, Marine Vacth plays a troubled woman who has affairs with a pair of twins. I went to Paris to meet her for Time Out and find out what the hell was going on. Click the image below for the full article.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, GQ

Rightly or wrongly, Solo: A Star Wars Story fills fans in on the origins of Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. It's the first big gamble for the Star Wars series, laying the ground for a whole lot of character prequels to come. I reviewed it for GQ. Click the image below for the full... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Infinity War, GQ

For my first commission for GQ, I reviewed the biggest blockbuster of the year, Avengers: Infinity War. (Spoiler: I liked it) Click the image below to read the full review.  

It’s Bill Skarsgard, NME

The new adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the biggest box office hits of the year. Ahead of its release, I spoke to Bill Skarsgard, who plays the demon clown Pennywise, for NME's cover feature. Click the image below to read the full feature.

Stylish Movies, FashionBeans

Because I am a man of enormous style (lies), FashionBeans asked me to compile a list of the most stylish men in the history of cinema. These are the men I chose. You are free to disagree, if you enjoy being incorrect. Click the image below to read the full feature.  

Idris Elba, House Notes

Idris Elba is in his second year as an ambassador for Purdeys' 'Thrive On' campaign. I met him to talk about what it means to be a role model and to ask about the things that inspire him, for House Notes' 'Him Issue'.  

Viola Davis, Empire

She's been one of the most revered actresses in film since her appearance in 'Doubt', but 'Fences' was the movie that finally won Viola Davis an Oscar. When she was still just an Oscar-nominee, I travelled to LA to speak to Davis about achieving success later in life and the changing face of American cinema.

Max Landis, Empire

Max Landis, writer of 'Victor Frankenstein' and 'American Ultra' is one of the most prolific screenwriters in Hollywood. He is also one of the most controversial, frequently airing his opinions on huge movies like 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Ghostbusters'. I went to Hollywood to meet a man with a great deal to say.

Star Trek Beyond, The Telegraph

I visited the set of Star Trek Beyond, the third in the rebooted franchise. I spoke to director Justin Lin and the cast about reinventing a 50-year-old series. Click on the image for the full article.  

20 Years of Pixar, The Telegraph

To mark 20 years since the release of Toy Story, and to tie with the 2015 release of The Good Dinosaur, I went to Pixar to talk about how the best animation house in the world has changed over the past two decades. Click the image below to see the full article.

Film Reviews, NME

I write film reviews every month for NME, the entertainment weekly. A sample of those reviews can be found below. More are available on their website.

Daniel Radcliffe, NME

I interviewed Daniel Radcliffe for the release of the film 'Victor Frankenstein', his first major studio film since the end of the Harry Potter series. Click the image below for the full article.

Sky Captain, The Telegraph

When it was released in 2004, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was hailed as the future of cinema. It's director, Kerry Conran, was meant to ascend to the A-list. He has never directed another movie. I spoke to his brother and co-creator Kevin to get the story of what went wrong. Click the... Continue Reading →

Film Reviews, The Sunday Times

I'm a regular film reviewer for The Sunday Times Culture supplement, writing about everything from big budget action movies to little arthouse dramas. A sample of those reviews are below. More can be found here.

Low Paid Actors, The Telegraph

Just because you're in a blockbuster film doesn't mean you get a blockbuster pay day. I rounded up the actors who were given shockingly low wages for hit films. Click the image below for the full feature.

Movie Houses, The Telegraph

Most houses in movies are just flimsy chipboard constructions, knocked down as soon as filming is over. But some of the most striking are real places you can visit, or if you have a few million burning a whole in your pocket, actually buy. Click the image below for the full feature.

Hunger Games 3, Empire

An in-depth cover feature on the third Hunger Games sequel, Mockingjay, Part 1, including interviews with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and director Francis Lawrence.

Jurassic World, Empire

A year ahead of the release of Jurassic World, the fourth Jurassic Park movie, I spoke to its director Colin Trevorrow to get inside information on what to expect from the latest trip into the dinosaur playground.

Friends, Empire

To mark the release of 'Friends' on Blu-ray, I spoke to creators David Crane and Marta Kaufmann about the show, and it was basically the most fun I've ever had.

Cate Blanchett, Empire

As Cate Blanchett reprised her role as Galadriel for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I interviewed her about the Lord of the Rings films and the rest of her career.

Empire Film Podcast

The Empire podcast discusses film news and reviews each week. For the tenth episode, I joined the podcast to offer opinions, waffle and some thoughts on Martin Short.   Empire Film Podcast, #10

Snow White, Empire

Preview feature on Snow White and the Huntsman, including interviews with Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, for the May 2012 issue of Empire magazine.

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