Michael Cunningham: ‘There’s only one story about people’s relationship with drugs: that it’s foolish, that it’s about escaping from reality, and you have to stop right now.’ Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

In the mid-1990s Michael Cunningham began working on the kind of book that makes publishers smile dutifully and sigh. The story centred on three wo(...)

“My career has no beautiful turning point. It’s not like in A Star Is Born. It’s more like the Brooklyn Bridge. You put it together brick by brick”

Stellan Skarsgård tells me that his first ambition was to be a diplomat. “I would like to have been somebody who travelled the world, solving c(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Jeremy Renner (left) in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

What do the following couples have in common: The troubled young bartender from Leeds who shares a dingy flat and a dreadful history with her junk foo(...)