Harvey Keitel

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Abel Ferrara: “Here I am; the guy that made Driller Killer. But that’s the life I got, and I’m going to enjoy it.”

More than any other filmmaker, even those anointed by Cahiers du Cinéma at its peak, the American writer-director Abel Ferrara requires a degree of Fr(...)

Martin Scorsese: ‘You know, we’re at the end of our lives, and we just do the best we can.’ Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty

The Irishman is many people’s film of the year. Do you have any perspective on why, even though it hasn’t been out very long, it has connected so stro(...)

Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino and Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran in The Irishman

There is a temptation to sweep the word “autumnal” before any sombre late work by a familiar master. We hope and trust Martin Scorsese will live for a(...)

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. Photograph: Netflix

The King November 1st Timothée Chalamet in The King. Photograph: Netflix Timothée Chalamet – aka The Internet’s Boyfriend – surrende(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino – astonishingly, making his debut in the Scorsese wheelhouse – and Robert De Niro

Golly. Look at the shots of Robert De Niro as a young man. They must have taken those when The Irishman began shooting, in 1988. It’s the Boyhood of g(...)

The canines of Megasaki City are rounded up and dumped on Trash Island

In a futuristic Japan where Akira Kurasawa’s 1960s gangsters might have felt very much at home, the thuggish, totalitarian Mayor Kobayashi – the desce(...)

First Reformed is Paul Schrader’s  latest film: “it harks back  to the first script I wrote. It feels like the end of a 50-year cycle”

There are two things that everybody knows about Paul Schrader. Aged 71, having directed some 21 films and written many more, the filmmaker behind such(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in Youth. Photograph: Gianni Fiorito/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

It’s all go at an exclusive Swiss resort where an ageing composer-conductor (Michael Caine) debates whether or not to accept an offer to play for Que(...)

On the robe: Harvey Keitel as the struggling director in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth

Harvey Keitel raises his fist in the air as he walks toward me: “Éirinn go brách,” he cries. We should not be surprised that the man knows his audi(...)

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