The Lowdown Issue 21: Quantumania Interviews, Cocaine Bear + More!

In this month’s edition of our free digital magazine The Lowdown, we’re blasting off into the Quantum Realm.

Our cover feature for this issue takes you behind the scenes on Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, the first film in Marvel’s Phase Five. And who better to introduce you to this era than its brand new villain, Kang The Conqueror?

We caught up with Jonathan Majors, alongside Kathryn Newton, to discuss how the movie sets the stage for The Kang Dynasty. If that wasn’t enough, we also dive into what we can expect from the rest of this exciting new phase.

But Scott Lang’s latest adventure isn’t the only big movie gracing our screens this month, as we get an exclusive look at the hyper-violent action-comedy Cocaine Bear. Screenwriter Jimmy Warden prepares us for the wild ride, which is unbelievably based on a true story.

Elsewhere in this month’s issue, we got the inside scoop on one of the year’s most charming movies: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On!

Star Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer Camp spoke to us about the seven-years-in-the-making labour of love as it finally arrives in UK cinemas.

As ever we got the lowdown on upcoming indie releases too, catching up with cult favourite Rahul Kohli about his indie road trip film Next Exit, the stars and director of acclaimed British LGBTQ drama Blue Jean, and director Florian Zeller on his follow-up to The Father, The Son.

Elsewhere, we learn about the making of the Oscar nominated All Quiet On The Western Front, catch up with cult filmmaker James Gray, and celebrate 40 years of Martin Scorsese’s The King Of Comedy.

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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.