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Why does cinema keep returning to America’s violent past?

By Alex Chambers

Matthew McConaughey drama Free State of Jones points to a fascination with the nation’s bloody origin story.

Is Nicolas Winding Refn about to lead a folk horror revival?

By Liam Hess

The Danish director is lining up a remake of late ’60s cult favourite Witchfinder General.

Come to a free preview screening of The Neon Demon

By Little White Lies

Fancy seeing Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film a month before it hits cinemas? Read on...

How Close Encounters channels the wishful spirit of Pinocchio

By James Clarke

Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi teaches the importance of holding on to dreams.

The tragic life and death of Yukio Mishima

By Tom Graham

How Paul Schrader reinterpreted the fascinating story of the revered Japanese author.

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Taffin

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Pierce Brosnan completely lost his shit in this shouty parochial shoot ’em up?

Everything we know about Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

By Alex Chambers

With filming underway we take a look at how the director’s World War Two drama is shaping up.

Check out these incredible public information films from the BFI archives

By Alex Chambers

Short films such as Women in Industry and Playing with Fire are a fascinating time capsule of postwar Britain.

How Tim Burton found his weird roots in Hansel and Gretel

By Alex Chambers

Many of the director’s trademarks can be seen in his 1982 adaptation of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale.

Will the Warcraft movie avoid the racist overtones of its origins?

By David Moya

The video game makes it impossible for players to overcome racial framing. Will Duncan Jones’ adaptation follow suit?

Does your taste in film betray your position on Brexit?

By Henry Heffer

Some of your favourite movies may hold clues about your true feelings on the UK EU referendum.

In praise of Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky’s existential masterpiece

By David Jenkins

The Russian director’s 1979 film is being reissued as part of a new retrospective.

Discover the hidden history of this subversive ’70s coming-of-ager

By Anton Bitel

Alan Clarke’s made-for-TV Penda’s Fen is getting a long-overdue home ents release.

How Mission: Impossible set the blueprint for the modern actioner

By James Luxford

Twenty years ago Brian De Palma and Tom Cruise ushered in a new blockbuster era.

Feed, The War Room and the awkward reality of American politics

By Alex Chambers

How two early ’90s documentaries exposed the media machinery that helps determine US elections.

How Hollywood betrayed the legacy of Thelma & Louise

By Josh Hall

Twenty five years ago Ridley Scott’s road movie pointed the way for gender equality. So why has so little changed?

How the X-Men franchise echoes The Usual Suspects

By Jonathan Bacon

The legacy of Bryan Singer’s 1995 masterpiece survives in his sprawling mutant odyssey.

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