John Cusack

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Kiefer Sutherland and Rob Reiner: how we made Stand By Me
‘River Phoenix was like a 13-year-old James Dean. There was so much soul there’

Interviews by Simon Bland

09, Aug, 2021 @1:47 PM

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The dweeb and the hot girl: Matt Hancock’s affair belongs to an 80s movie | Hadley Freeman
Who knows, perhaps Hancock’s entire career was just a ploy to entice his university crush

Hadley Freeman

10, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hear me out: why The Paperboy isn’t a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers highlighting unfairly criticised films is a defence of Lee Daniels’ starry and steamy noir

Guy Lodge

26, Apr, 2021 @6:18 AM

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John Cusack: ‘I have not been hot for a long time’
John Cusack talks to Tom Lamont about political activism, Hollywood, the highs and lows of his 30-year career – and his new TV series, Utopia

Tom Lamont

04, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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High Fidelity at 20: the sneakily dark edge of a comedy about bad breakups
Stephen Frears’ smart adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of stunted growth remains as compelling as ever with one of John Cusack’s best performances

Scott Tobias

31, Mar, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Being John Malkovich at 20: why the surrealist comedy demands a rewatch
One of the most fascinatingly strange and unpredictable films of 1999 still carries with it more pleasures to be discovered

Scott Tobias

29, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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John Cusack under fire for antisemitic 'follow the money' tweet
Actor posts message alongside popular far-right motto before backtracking amid barrage of criticism

Andrew Pulver

18, Jun, 2019 @2:11 PM

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'When you grow up your heart dies': how the coming-of-age film got smart
From Pretty in Pink to Dirty Dancing and Say Anything - Hadley Freeman describes the emotions that got her hooked on films about growing up

Hadley Freeman

28, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Disney plots High Fidelity TV series with female lead
A new version of Nick Hornby’s romcom will focus on a female record-store owner chronicling her past relationships and will be shown on the studio’s streaming service

Laura Snapes

06, Apr, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Muscles, mullets and Malkovich: has Con Air got even weirder with age?
When Hollywood strapped Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich and a host of bad guys into a plane, and crashed it on Vegas, what was the result? An action hit that was half prison flick, half rock video – and is, 20 years on, still dangerous

Graeme Virtue

06, Jun, 2017 @3:26 PM

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Southern Fury review – Nicolas Cage in a fatuous burst of righteous revenge
This crass, violent crime thriller, with Cage as a bulbous-nosed mobster, is laden with sentimental self-importance

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2017 @10:00 PM

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Cell review – Stephen King zombie satire lacks a pulse
John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson are phoning it in as survivors of a crisis that turns mobile users into mindless grunts

Peter Bradshaw

25, Aug, 2016 @9:15 PM

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