Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, LWLies has been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.


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Finding a definition for queer cinema

By João Ferreira

Todd Haynes’ Carol is being celebrated as a queer classic, but what does the term “queer cinema” mean today?

Images of the week – Bourne 5, Deadpool, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

By Little White Lies

There’s a Thanksgiving theme to our weekly round-up of the best new movies images.

20 queer movie classics you need to see – part 1

By Little White Lies

Inspired by Todd Haynes’ Carol, explore our potted history of great films that depict gay lives on screen.

Watch this short film about painting in prison with Skittles

By Little White Lies

Meet the resident Da Vinci who turns candy into art at California’s notorious San Quentin penitentiary.

RIP – Setsuko Hara

By David Jenkins

The shining star of movies by Ozu, Naruse and Kurosawa has died at the age of 95.

MUBI x LWLies Present Chantal Akerman: A Celebration

By David Jenkins

Come and see one of the greatest New York films ever made... for free!

Monsters Assemble? The Marvelisation of Universal Horror

By Martyn Conterio

With Universal building its own shared universe, we look at how Dracula and co can compete with the Marvel machine.

Watch the new trailer for Disney’s Zootropolis

By Little White Lies

Talking animals in an animated feature? Whatever next…

Is Bridge of Spies really about a new Cold War?

By Little White Lies

The brilliant new film by Steven Spielberg talks universally about the nature of war and diplomacy.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 video review

By Clarisse Loughrey

Still debating whether to go and see Katniss Everdeen’s swansong? TDMS! is here to help you make up your mind.

When true crime is stranger than pulp fiction

By David Hayles

With Black Mass out this week, here are six great gangster biographies that are worth your time.

Do movies turn women into masochists?

By Christina Newland

Is it possible for women to love movies which promote a regressive, misogynistic worldview?

Watch Jason Schwartzman throw a temper tantrum

By Little White Lies

The actor loses his cool in a newly released deleted scene from Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip.

Midnight Special gets a thrilling first trailer

By Little White Lies

Michael Shannon plays a desperate father on the run in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming supernatural thriller. 

Images of the week – Silence, The Boss, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Little White Lies

Take a look at Scorsese’s latest and the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off.

Watch Melissa McCarthy in the first trailer for The Boss

By Little White Lies

The Bridesmaids and Spy star is all about that bread in Ben Falcone’s R-rated comedy.

Watch this short film about a man trying to open a bank account

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Discover this rarely seen animated gem by a one-time Buster Keaton collaborator.

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