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Discover the hypnotic mystery of this nihilistic thriller

By Anton Bitel

An entrancing existential streak runs through Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 1997 film, Cure.

The road to Infinity is paved with good storytelling

By Callum Costello

How Marvel Studios wedded creativity and economy to reshape the blockbuster landscape.

The serene, sophisticated beauty of Claire Denis’ Chocolat

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The French writer/director’s debut feature from 1988 is an elegant, perfectly poised character study.

How A Taste of Honey put a female spin on the British New Wave

By Stephen Puddicombe

Shelagh Delaney’s voice stood out from the angry young men who dominated British cinema in the mid 20th century.

How subtitles change the way we watch movies

By Joel Blackledge

Regardless of how filmmakers like Wes Anderson use translation, the boundaries between languages are not as fixed as they seem.

The Columbine massacre still echoes through cinema

By Justine Smith

As a school shooting survivor, films like Elephant and Polytechnique have a special resonance for me.

Grease at 40: A first-time look at a pop culture classic

By Josh Slater-Williams

You know the songs, but is there more to this seemingly innocent high school musical than meets the eye?

Has John Wick replaced Scarface as hip hop’s favourite film?

By Jack Kavanagh

Keanu Reeves’ no-nonsense anti-hero has struck a chord with a new generation of rappers.

What’s so fascinating about The Joker?

By James Luxford

With Leonardo DiCaprio and Joaquin Phoenix in line to play Gotham’s terroriser in chief, we explore the enduring appeal of a comic book icon.

My Neighbour Totoro at 30: In praise of Hayao Miyazaki’s gentle giant

By Beth Webb

How this great grey tree-dweller became the Studio Ghibli co-founder’s most beloved creation.

25 new films by female directors you need to see in 2018

By Shane O’Reilly

Start getting excited for new works from Amma Asante, Marielle Heller and Mia Hansen-Løve.

See Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria in concert this summer

By Eve Jones

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be performing their iconic scores in time for the films’ 40th anniversaries.

Reece Shearsmith on narrating Häxan and folk horror’s timely revival

By Adam Woodward

The actor, writer and comedian revisits the Swedish cult oddity ahead of a rare festival screening.

Does Netflix deserve a place at Cannes?

By Georgina Guthrie

The festival has caused a stir by banning the digital distributor from its official competition.

A powerful new film defends the practice of whaling

By Sarah Bradbury

Mike Day’s documentary The Island and the Whales examines a community on the brink of collapse.

A vital new film reveals how women shaped the civil rights movement

By Amandas Ong

The Rape of Recy Taylor is a bold testament to female activism.

Discover the post-apocalyptic nightmare of this landmark social drama

By Anton Bitel

Mick Jackson’s BBC telemovie Threads imagines the devastating fallout of nuclear war.

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