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EMPIRE • WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH
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No./1 How I rounded up the ultimate posse • THIS MONTH’S FILM MOMENTS THAT MATTER
No./2 The film that shocked Cannes back to life • Car sex, Cronenbergian body horror and walkouts – TITANE at Cannes was an experience
SCANDALEUX! • Four other shocks from this year’s Cannes
No./3 A festival icon finds a new groove • How director Jacques Audiard changed his filmmaking style for an authentic portrait of modern Parisian love
No./4 The star of the festival (who wasn’t even there) • The filmmakers behind VAL — the festival’s biggest doc hit — on being granted access to Val Kilmer’s personal archives
No./5 My dad, the director • Actor Dylan Penn on making her Cannes debut acting opposite her father Sean Penn
CANNES-DING OVATIONS • Where does Flag Day rank on the Cannes standing ovation league table?
No./6 The hidden gem: an arthouse superhero horror • The director of supernatural drama The Innocents on how he made a superhero film unlike any other
No./7 Meet the festival’s official breakout star • Norwegian unknown Renate Reinsve defied the odds to win Best Actress at Cannes
THE JOYS OF AN IRL FESTIVAL • Five things at this year’s Cannes that you’d only get at an in-person event
No./8 Why Marvel toughened up • Director Cate Shortland on the unusually dark tone of BLACK WIDOW — part of a newly grown-up MCU
NO./9 MAJOR MALFUNCTION • DESPITE LOOKING NOTHING LIKE HIM, JONNY LEE MILLER IS PLAYING FORMER PRIME MINISTER JOHN MAJOR IN THE CROWN — HERE ARE FIVE OTHER EQUALLY WELL-SUITED ACTORS
BLACK IN FOCUS • AMON WARMANN chews over the main moment in Black film and TV this month
No./10 The thriller with many fathers • Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino on the filmmakers that influenced conspiracy actioner BECKETT
No. /11 The vampires who deserve another bite • No matter what you think of the film, Anne Rice’s Interview With A Vampire novels deserve their next screen incarnation, argues Empire’s James Dyer
No. /12 THE TOLL • HEAD TO THE WELSH COAST FOR THIS ECCENTRIC WESTERN COMEDY
No. /13 Why is Christopher Walken in... Bristol? • The Oscar-winner talks us through his unlikeliest starring role, in Stephen Merchant’s THE OFFENDERS
No. /14 NEXT IN THE SERIES • You fell in love with that incredible new TV show. And then it ended! Don’t despair — Boyd Hilton recommends the sibling shows to watch next
No. /15 HOW FAST & FURIOUS OUTDOES ITSELF • After quite literally going to space, how much more insane can Vin Diesel’s crazy car caper go?
No. /16 Script notes: what are they good for? • Three industry insiders give their view on whether notes from on high are helpful or a hindrance to the creative process
No. /17 Who will rule Wakanda next? • Filming has begun on Black Panther 2 — but with Chadwick Boseman’s tragic absence, it’s not clear which character might be on the throne. Three Empire writers make their pitch
No. /18 What Céline Sciamma did next • How do you follow up a simmering masterpiece like Portrait Of A Lady On Fire? Make a unique fantasy that’s essentially a two-hander for eight-year-olds, apparently
Michela De Rossi • THE ITALIAN ACTOR AND DANCER MAKES HER...