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EMPIRE • WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH
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No./1 Inside Star Wars’ new TV empire • Lucasfilm president KATHLEEN KENNEDY on the many galaxy-set shows not so far, far away
No./2 Not even a pandemic can stop Bayhem • Michael Bay will not turn down the noise for AMBULANCE — shot during lockdown in just 38 days
BLACK IN FOCUS • AMON WARMANN chews over the main moment in Black film and TV this month
No./3 When Mahershala met Mahershala • The award-winning actor on acting opposite himself in new sci-fi drama SWAN SONG
No./4 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./5 Gremlins: Year One? • Ming-Na Wen on the animated origin story of furry icon Gizmo
No./6 Crafting an iconic horror mask • Director Scott Derrickson and Ethan Hawke on the story behind THE BLACK PHONE’s freaky face
No./7 Get ready for a new Barbie world • Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are set to play Barbie and Ken — an expert tells us what we might expect
No./8 BUS FIGHTS • Tickets, please! Next stop: vehicular violence swerving into this year’s films
No./9 Finding a film inside a film • Director JOANNA HOGG on how the student movie within The Souvenir Part II emerged almost by itself
No./11 FAST & FURIOUS: A CANDY-ASS TIMELINE • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel haven’t always seen eye-to-eye — but is their feud finally over?
No./10 How to hatch a new kind of alien • Director Michael Pearce on how his new sci-fi Encounter finds a novel approach to extra-terrestrials
No./12 “To be involved in an Oscar conversation gets a little bit odd” • [THE Q&A] From eccentric artists to sorcery supreme, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has had quite a run — could he cap it off with an Academy Award?
No./13 INSIDE THAT ETERNALS CAMEO • Director Chloé Zhao on the surprise appearance of Eros at the very end of Eternals
No./14 Where next for the Dune-iverse? • As Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Part Two finally gets the go-ahead, we look at the expanding world of future sandworms
No./15 Morbius • After two Venoms, what does Sony’s next antihero adventure bring to its burgeoning Spider-verse?
No./16 The Roland Emmerich Apocalypsometer • With the filmmaker about to drop the moon on Earth in Moonfall, we assess the toll from his extinction-level events
No./17 “I try to put something dangerous on screen” • Maggie Gyllenhaal on the mentors and mental strength behind her directorial debut, THE LOST DAUGHTER
N0./18 THE MAN WHO LEAPED BEYOND THE ORDINARY • REMEMBERING THE LATE DEAN STOCKWELL, WHOSE PROLIFIC SEVEN-DECADE CAREER HAD FAR MORE TO IT THAN JUST QUANTUM LEAP
No./19 The name’s Fleming… • Johnny Flynn on playing the Bond creator as a proto-007 in war drama Operation Mincemeat
Lightyear • Unfiltered, uncensored, uncompromising trailer reactions from team EMPIRE
Logan Kim • THE 13-YEAR-OLD MAKES HIS MOVIE DEBUT AS COMEDY SIDEKICK PODCAST IN GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
No./20 Why the year’s tensest drama never leaves the room • How minimalist drama Mass turned a single location into a boiling cauldron of emotion
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