Film & TV

Celebrating the craft of filmmaking and creativity on screen

Creating Joker’s Gotham

As Batman’s arch-enemy Joker steals the limelight with his own origin film, CR speaks to Production Designer Mark Friedberg about reimagining one of the comic world’s most recognisable cityscapes

My Happiest Project: Raine Allen-Miller

Throughout October, we’re looking at the subject of happiness, and asking creatives to tell us about the projects they’ve most enjoyed working on. Here, director Raine Allen-Miller talks to CR about making her first short film, Jerk, and how it helped her hone her craft

How to make a movie monster

What does it take to really scare people? Two creature designers tell Emma Tucker how they tap into deep fears and the dark spots of human psychology to make convincing movie monsters

The Return Of Intelligent Horror

Cerebral horror movies like Us, Midsommar, Hereditary and The Witch have thrived both critically and commercially in recent years. Thomas Hobbs speaks to a selection of contemporary horror filmmakers to try to understand why intelligent horror is succeeding in 2019

What does fear sound like?

In the world of cinema and TV, sound is often an underappreciated but crucial player in creating a sense of fear. We speak to leading figures in sound design and composition to discover what sounds get an audience’s blood pumping

The new reality of set design

Augmented reality and new technology means set design is no longer just about the crowd – it’s a chance to connect with people watching around the world. Creative Studio Tawbox tells CR how live performances are becoming all-encompassing experiences

What it was like to make Free Solo

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi won an Oscar for Free Solo, their hair-raising documentary tracing rock climber Alex Honnold’s mission to climb El Capitan rope-free. They discuss what it’s like putting your life at risk for your job

The Fear issue: August/September 2019

Stamped with one of Noma Bar’s trademark double entendre illustrations, our latest issue addresses the subject of fear. Whether it’s how to persuade clients to make the leap into the unknown, or the resurgence of well-crafted horror flicks

How Kyra is rewriting the rules of video

Pitching itself as a TV network for Gen Z, Kyra is the brains behind fashion-focused YouTube shows PAQ and NAYVA. We talk to Creative Director Kaio Grizzelle about writing for real-life content, and finding inspiration everywhere from haute couture to Geordie Shore

How I Write: Steven Knight

The screenwriter is best known for his cult series Peaky Blinders, based on the notorious gang that ran Birmingham when his parents were growing up. As Peaky fans prepare themselves for season five, he tells CR why real-life stories are his biggest source of inspiration