‘The Guilty’ Offers a Recipe for an Unconventional Thriller: One Location and Lots of Imagination

Photo by Nikolaj Moller This story on “The Guilty” first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Director Gustav Möller’s first feature film, “The Guilty,” is a thriller that takes place entirely in one room, as a police dispatcher tries to deal with a panicked call from a kidnapped woman while never … Read more

‘Village Rockstars’ Director Says Her Acting Struggles Helped Her Oscar Contending Film

Photo by Ayush Das A version of this story about “Village Rockstars” first appeared in the Foreign Language Issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. “Village Rockstars,” a lyrical film by Rima Das, plays out like a less raucous version of “The Florida Project” transplanted to the small Indian village of Chhaygaon, where kids carve musical instruments … Read more

Sufjan Stevens on His Offbeat Approach to Writing ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Songs: ‘Keep It Vague’

Andrea Morrison This story on Sufjan Stevens first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. When Sufjan Stevens starts talking about how he’s excited to come to Los Angeles for the Oscars but he needs to go buy a tuxedo, your first thought might well be, Really? This is the … Read more

Oscar Nominee Jonny Greenwood on Jumping From Radiohead to ‘Phantom Thread’ Orchestral Score

Getty Images This story on Jonny Greenwood first ran in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.  Jonny Greenwood always wanted to write music for strings. He played viola for youth orchestras and was humbled to even be the worst player in the back of a room full of talented musicians playing … Read more