The Lowdown Issue #10: The Batman, Turning Red, And So Much More

The latest issue of our free digital magazine The Lowdown is here – and this month, we’re taking a deep dive into Gotham.

Our cover story for this issue takes you behind the scenes on The Batman, and how they succeeded in reimagining the hero for a new generation.

This includes a chat with the one and only Andy Serkis, who told us about the development of Alfred and Bruce’s relationship in the film, and how that dynamic is different to any previous adaptation.

Elsewhere, we caught up with director Domee Shi and producer Lindsey Collins, who spoke to us about Pixar’s brand new adventure Turning Red.

In addition to hearing from the duo about how the film breaks new ground for the animation studio, we also took a deep dive into their stories of metamorphosis – culminating in their latest, in which a teenage girl keeps morphing into a giant red panda.

We also caught up with the teams behind some of the month’s biggest indie releases; Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, and director Clio Barnard told us about making Ali & Ava, actress Renate Reinsve talked becoming The Worst Person In The World, and beloved director Jacques Audiard sat down with actress Jehnny Beth to give us the scoop on their new film Paris, 13th District.

Looking further ahead to April, we heard from director Harry Wootliff about her compelling romantic drama True Things.

Our collaboration with Arrow Video continues this month – we took a deep dive into their upcoming rerelease of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, looking at why it’s the definitive adaptation of this gothic tale.

Elsewhere in this month’s issue, we commemorated 50 years of The Godfather, and 30 years of Basic Instinct.

We also pay tribute to the late, great Ivan Reitman.

Finally, we analyse why Michael Bay is one of the defining American filmmakers of our time, previewed how Morbius fits into Sony’s Spider-Verse, and celebrated Channing Tatum’s return to the big screen by looking back at his star-making year of 2012.

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Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder


Alistair is a culture journalist and lover of bad puns from Leeds. Subject yourself to his bad tweets by following him on Twitter @YesItsAlistair.