Little White Lies launched in 2005 with the sole aim of creating a magazine that captures the excitement of talking about movies with good friends by bringing together impassioned, intelligent writing with striking illustration. The magazine has since become renowned for its independent ethos and iconic covers.
Each issue of the magazine dedicates its entire front section to an upcoming theatrical release, drawing inspiration from the themes and visual tone of the carefully selected film. The back section features essential reviews of the latest movie releases, plus exclusive interviews, festival reports and more.
In this issue:
Enter the Duneiverse
Tom Huddleston offers a whistle-stop tour of Arrakis through the ages, and the various iterations of Frank Herbert’s beloved book.
Anton Bitel talks big screens and small gestures with Quebec’s modernist sci-fi maestro, Denis Villeneuve.
Farewell My Concubine
Leila Latif meets one of Hollywood’s most wanted, Rebecca Ferguson, to chat about progressive interpretations of 1960s characters.
Timothée Chalamet in Five Acts
Philippa Snow deconstructs the image of the accidental idol across five of his recent starring roles.
Dune production designer Patrice Vermette discusses his dream mission.
Desert Movies: A Taxonomy
A short, sharp round-up of the deserts in which filmmakers love to make movies.
Go See a Star War
David Jenkins explores the alterno space race to cash in on the surprise success of George Lucas’ Star Wars.
Woman of the Dunes
The authors of a new book on Studio Ghibli ask whether 1984’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind has any link to ‘Dune’.
They Shoot, He Scores
Lillian Crawford talks to film composer extraordinaire Hans Zimmer about how he draws on the classics of the past.
Christina Newland looks at the diverse iconography of the veil in her regular column on clothes and movies.
In the back section
Hannah Strong meets the hard-bopping brothers who have supplied music and lyrics to Leos Carax’s Annette, and who also reveal their formative run-ins with the great Jacques Tati.
Caitlin Quinlan profiles this unique German filmmaker in tandem with the release of a new documentary about her formative years, Paris Calligrammes.
Cary Joji Fukunaga
The director of Bond 25, No Time To Die, talks Charles Bramesco through the process of how an industrious indie director scores such a prestigious gig.
Rōgan Graham meets the director of the forthcoming politically-infused action western, The Harder They Fall.
Josh Slater-Williams chats to the director of Sweetheart, a British gay romcom with a twist.
Ahead of a major retrospective at London’s BFI Southbank, Soma Ghosh deconstructs the queer appeal of one of Hollywood’s grandest dames.
Journeys: The Cannes Film Festival
Hannah Strong reports on a vintage crop of films, a great Palme d’Or winner, and lots of time spent spitting in a test tube.
Leos Carax’s Annette
Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch
Liesl Tommy’s Respect
Sean Durkin’s The Nest
Ayten Amin’s Souad
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy’s Rose Plays Julie
Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers’ A Brixton Tale
Nia DaCosta’s Candyman
Ulrika Ottinger’s Paris Calligrammes
Anne Zohra Berrached’s Copilot
Sam Hobkinson’s Misha and the Wolves
Marley Morrison’s Sweetheart
Michael Sarnoski’s Pig
Mark Cousins’ The Story of Looking
Jeanette Nordahl’s Wildland