For lovers of film and pop culture

If there’s a print pit stop that’s perfect for cinephiles, it’s Little White Lies. The independent print magazine, which is published in London, has been around for 15 years — all along, as they put it, “championing great movies and the people who make them”. Over the years, the magazine has come to be known for their use of illustration — and the fantastic covers — and intelligent writing. For February, and in lieu of the Oscars, we dedicate our reading time (and we recommend you do too) to the movies. Presenting: the reasons you should get your hands on Issue 83 of Little White Lies.

The front section in this issue is dedicated to Academy Award–nominated director Terrence Malick and his latest film A Hidden Life. There’s a review of the film, a conversation with the lead actors, a look at Malick’s formative years, and “The Ten Commandments”: ten short essays on his films.

This issue’s Threads, a column by journalist Christina Newland, is on the priest’s white collar — its origins, its ritualistic importance and its symbolic use in films.

The issue — the first of the year and the decade — lists out the 100 best films of the last decade. While the list includes films that have made it on the cover, it also includes others that have endured and ones that “really meant something to the people who make LWLies what it is.”

The magazine features honest, playful and sometimes gutting reviews of the most-awaited films including The Lighthouse, Parasite, Bombshell, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and 1917 among others, along with conversations with actors and directors of some of these, like Willem Dafoe (actor, The Lighthouse), Dev Patel (actor, The Personal History of David Copperfield) and Celine Sciamma (director, Portrait of a Lady on Fire). There’s also a quick primer on Icelandic cinema, ahead of the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 (where there’s a special focus on Iceland’s intriguing movie scene).

With almost every brightly-coloured page sporting remarkable illustration and typography, flipping through Little White Lies is a visual treat. In this issue, watch out for Jamie Eke’s icon illustration for the essays on Terrence Malick’s films, Iris Hatzfeld’s portraits of Willem Dafoe, Dev Patel, and others, and Niall Grant’s cover illustrations (there are two variations with both leads of A Hidden Life).

Get your copy of Little White Lies Issue 83 here.