Preview: Sundance London 2013
Shirtless Matthew McConaughey, Alan Partridge as a porn baron, Peaches being Peaches – Sundance London is back for its second outing. We run down our highlights.
MIU MIU WOMEN’S TALES: Interview with Ava DuVernay
Sundance-winning director Ava DuVernay talks about the potent message behind The Door, her new film for Miu Miu, starring Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye and singer-songwriter Goapele. Watch the short here.
SEVEN WONDERS: Most iconic horror movie heroines
It’s Halloween – whether you’re planning a DVD marathon or dressing up for the occasion, you could do worse than taking some pointers from our list of most celebrated horror film heroines. Whether bathed in blood or dripping with alien goo, remember: there’s usually only one person left standing at the end of the movie, […]
RISING STAR: Director Rob Savage on Strings
get my ex back The word ‘wunderkind’ is thrown around a lot. But it's pretty understandable in director Rob Savage's case, seeing as the 20-year-old's film Strings was made when he was only 18 and was nominated for Best Debut Feature at Raindance film festival. Wonderland talked to him about visual inspirations and going out […]
LAWLESS: Nick Cave and John Hillcoat talk Westerns
can you refinance a home loan with bad credit Nick Cave. You’ve probably heard of him. The legendary lead singer of The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds, also in Grinderman, has been crafting beautiful, obsessive, lyrical songs about death and violence for decades. Film-making is just one of his hobbies. His latest offering is […]
WALKER ART CENTRE: Internet Cat Video Film Festival
It’s not exactly your average film festival, but this might just be the Cannes of cat videos. The usually staid Walker Art Centre caused a stir when it announced the world’s first Internet Cat Video Film Festival, dedicated to showcasing the best feline flicks around. We asked festival programmer Katie Hill if there’s any method […]
MAGIC MIKE: Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey
At 19, Channing Tatum was thrusting his way towards stardom in an all-male dance troupe, gyrating to Ginuwine for a fistful of dollars. Now he’s returned to the scene of the crime with Magic Mike. Wonderland sits down with Channing and co-star Matthew McConaughey to discuss their first times.
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Electrick Children
It’s not everyday a girl escapes a cult when she gets knocked up by a rock’n’roll song. But that’s exactly the premise of Rebecca Thomas’ new film, Electrick Children – think Kids crossed with Martha Marcy May Marlene. Wonderland scored an exclusive clip and chatted to director Rebecca Thomas about this modern-day nativity story.
JOSH RADNOR – Liberal Arts
Writing, directing and acting in your own feature film while starring in an Emmy-winning comedy? It’s a miracle Josh Radnor, star of How I Met Your Mother, has any time to sleep. Wonderland talks to the triple threat about his touching coming-of-age drama Liberal Arts – which premiered at London’s Sundance film festival on Thursday […]
In this latest film for Wonderland accompanying a shoot in the current February/March edition, we follow Faster and Going The Distance star Oliver Jackson-Cohen in a blue and grayscale-splashed short… Film: Rhys Frampton Fashion Editor: Way Perry Editing and filming: Daniel Burdett Make-up: Adam De Cruz Hair: Meggie Cousland
The top five most obscure John Williams scores
To celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary film composer John Williams today, we’ve made a list of his five most overlooked scores – pop your onesy Darth Vader outfit on and dig through our choices. (1) Heidi (1967) (2) Tom Sawyer (1973) (3) The Rare Breed (1966) (4) Cinderella Liberty (1973) (5) SpaceCamp (1986)
Interviewing Martha Marcy May Marlene’s director Sean Durkin
Elizabeth “sister-of-the-twins” Olsen plays the titular character in intense drama Martha Marcy May Marlene that is released in cinemas today.
W.E. – James D’arcy
Last week, we ran a q+a with the copiously talented Andrea Riseborough about her role as Wallis Simpson in Madonna’s newest film, W.E. To mark the film’s commercial release today, we follow it up with a chat with her co-star James D’arcy, who plays a disgraced King Edward VIII.
War Horse – Jeremy Irvine
Steven Spielberg’s latest, War Horse, sees the veteran filmmaker returning to his classic heartfelt best. A tale of friendship, adventure and bravery, War Horse (based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo) is the story of Joey – a young colt from Devon who is sold into the armed forces in World War I and chronicles […]
Shame – Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender
“Shame” is the haunting new film from director Steve McQueen, giving an unflinching account of one man’s spiraling descent into sex addiction in New York. Michael Fassbender (reunited with McQueen following “Hunger”, 2008) plays protagonist Brandon Sullivan whose addiction threatens to derail his entire life, while his situation is complicated by the arrival of his […]
THE ARTIST – Uggie
The Oscars are on the horizon and one of the most talked about films generating Awards buzz is “The Artist”. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the romantic film stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo and celebrates the forgotten beauty of silent cinema. The two leads share the screen with Uggie (winner of the “Palm Dog Award” […]
Directing The Dragon: David Fincher Q&A
Acclaimed film director, David Fincher, follows up 2010’s Facebook profiler “The Social Network” with action thriller “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Returning to the grittier content that first caught our attention in films such as “Se7en” and “Fight Club”, Fincher’s vision of celebrated author Stieg Larsson’s crime drama is nail bitingly tense, absorbingly complex […]
DON’T THINK: Adam Smith
Adam Smith – a director responsible for some of the UK’s most forward-thinking music videos (remember that hilarious, Bob Hoskins-starred Jamie T promo, anyone?) – will next month release his first full-length feature. Smith’s ambitious project, Don’t Think, continues his 18 year-long visual collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, and saw strategically posted cameras at a […]
CLASS ACT: Tyler Johnston
Baby-faced Tyler Johnston, who stars this month in hyper-stylish neo noir thriller The Odds, grew up on The Hardy Boys and an unhealthy addiction to crime thriller novellas. Curious to indulge his obsessions, Johnston accepted the lead in Simon Davidson’s first feature-length film, and found he was able to draw on his own tender experiences […]
Laughter Is The Best Medicine – Q+A Seth Rogen
Comedian, actor, producer and director Seth Rogen got his first acting gig on the Judd Apatow produced TV show “Freaks and Geeks” back in the 90’s. Going on to star in many of Apatow’s feature films (middle aged chastity outing “The 40 Year Old Virgin” in 2005, pregnancy drama “Knocked Up” in 2007, and stand-up […]
Class Act: WEEKEND’S Chris New
Plunging headlong into stage work after graduating from RADA in 2006, Chris New has since honed his craft in roles at the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, London. Wonderland pinned the promising young thespian down to talk all things Weekend – his debut film role, on screens across the UK now. Film acting is a […]
Wonderland × Reebok EA7
For the 2011 Winter issue of Wonderland (Issue 28 November/December), photographer Rhys Frampton and our very own Way Perry created an impressive shoot to showcase the continued collaboration between Reebok and Emporio Armani – the Reebok EA7 collection. An accompanying video from our shoot showcases this exciting sports/fashion collaboration the way it was intended to […]
Beginners Competition – One Week Left!
We share some of our favourite images so far from our Beginners competition – a £700 camera kit could still be yours!
Hook, Line & Sinker – Wonderland Film
For the 2011 Spring Fashion Issue of Wonderland, Stylist (and Wonderland Men’s Fashion Editor) Way Perry and photographer David Roemer teamed up for the “Hook, Line & Sinker” shoot, showcasing designs from the Burkman Brothers – complete with mustaches. The pair also created a video for this feature so you can see those taches move.
All’s Well That Ends Well? Roland Emmerich Takes On Shakeseare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard II, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost – for almost 400 years, the works of William Shakespeare have been regarded as the most important in the history of the English language with his ability to capture comedy, drama, tragedy and romance being celebrated the world over. Now, Roland Emmerich – the director […]
Screen Shots & Sheepskin Rugs: Interview with Lewis Smithingham
New York based film director, Lewis Smithingham was in the UK last week to showcase his latest video short, “My Mother The Flatiron” as part of the annual Raindance Film Festival in London. Born in the UK and brought up both here and in the States, Smithingham – who has grown from music documenter to […]
Shut Up And Drive – Q+A with Nicolas Winding Refn
Following his projects “Valhalla Rising” and “Bronson”, Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn today releases “Drive” in the UK. Winning the Best Director gong at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (and just missing out on the Palme d’Or prize), Drive – adapted from James Sallis’s 2005 novel of the same name – is […]
Luke Treadaway: Music Lover
Last weekend saw the official end to this year’s summer of music festivals with Bestival on the Isle Of White. But anyone feeling nostalgic for the last few months of live outdoor music can keep that feeling burning a little bit longer with the release of David Mackenzie’s “You Instead”. Filmed at Scotland’s T In […]