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Five essential experimental short films

By Little White Lies

Shortform cinema to thrill and inspire, as chosen by LWLies and Staffordshire University.

Discover this yuletide slasher that inspired John Carpenter’s Halloween

By Anton Bitel

Black Christmas contains one of the earliest examples of the ‘final girl’ trope in horror cinema.

How Safe shows the realities of living with an incurable illness

By Stephen Puddicombe

Todd Haynes’ 1995 film stars Julianne Moore as a woman who becomes “allergic to the 20th century”.

Will Justice League give us a Superman we can believe in?

By Colin Biggs

Three films into the DCEU, the time to introduce a darker Man of Steel may have already passed.

In praise of Jesse Ventura’s performance in Predator

By James Luxford

The larger-than-life catchphrase machine epitomised the hyper-masculinity of ’80s action cinema.

How Alias Grace softens Margaret Atwood’s source novel

By Ella Donald

The Netflix adaptation is characterised by the competing visions of writer Sarah Polley and director Mary Harron.

LWLies 72: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

By Little White Lies

Our latest print issue offers a sweary salute to Martin McDonagh’s sensational latest.

Could you design a poster for the new stage production of The Twilight Zone?

By Little White Lies

Our latest creative brief is inspired by the Almeida Theatre’s upcoming play.

The complex, seductive satire of Starship Troopers

By Ned Carter Miles

Two decades on, Paul Verhoeven’s ambiguous militaristic sci-fi is in need of a reappraisal.

The politics of peripheral vision in contemporary cinema

By Amrou Al-Kadhi

Filmmakers like Sean Baker are using every corner of the frame to shine a light on marginalised people.

Inside the studio queering Vietnam’s film industry

By Jake Hall

The success of recent crowd-funded projects such as Roommate points to a growing awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

Candid photos from Jonas Mekas’ amazing new memoir

By David Jenkins

‘A Dance With Fred Astaire’ sees the critic, filmmaker and social gadfly open up his personal archives.

How Perfect Blue predicted the disturbing possibilities of the internet

By Daniel Schindel

Satoshi Kon’s cult anime contains a vital message for modern audiences.

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are eying a Lethal Weapon comeback

By Hannah Woodhead

Turns out they’re not too old for this sh*t after all...

Halloween III: Why Season of the Witch is the most daring film in the franchise

By Padraig Cotter

With a pinch of Hammer Horror and a dollop of ’80s gore, this meta horror is the boldest in the series.

Are standalone blockbusters making a comeback?

By James Luxford

After an unpredictable summer movie season, original stories are suddenly back in demand.

Why Lake Mungo is the best ghost film you’ve never seen

By Thomas Hobbs

This Aussie indie horror from 2008 is the perfect supernatural chiller to watch this Halloween.

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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 a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

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