Posts by David Hayles

The ’70s haunted house movie that’s spookily similar to The Shining

By David Hayles

Burnt Offerings bears a striking resemblance to Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic.

Is Barry Lyndon the greatest film Stanley Kubrick ever made?

By David Hayles

Forty years after it left critics cold this majestic tragi-comedy stands as a testament to a true master of his craft.

The film noir villain who became a role model for real-life gangsters

By David Hayles

In 1947’s Kiss of Death, Richard Widmark plays a murderous Joker-styled sociopath.

Eight films to watch before you see The Neon Demon

By David Hayles

From grindhouse classics to showbiz satires, seek out these inspirations for Nicolas Winding Refn’s wicked latest.

The scandalous folly of Michael Winner’s The Wicked Lady

By David Hayles

There’s much more to the cult director’s rustic softcore romp than meets the eye...

Eight of the most outrageous buddy cop movies

By David Hayles

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe’s antics in The Nice Guys got us thinking of other memorable mismatches.

A brief guide to punks on film

By David Hayles

From Repo Man to the Class of 1984, here are seven memorable examples of anarchy on the big screen.

Films featuring supreme beings – the good, the bad and the ungodly

By David Hayles

With The Brand New Testament out this week, here are six other memorable depictions of the Almighty.

Six great films featuring kids with extraordinary powers

By David Hayles

Before you see Midnight Special check out these other memorable films about child prodigies.

Which witch flick is which?

By David Hayles

Get ready for Robert Eggers’ art-house horror The Witch with our essential guide to on-screen sorcery.

Five sensational old-school westerns that reinvented the genre

By David Hayles

Bone Tomahawk isn’t the first film to push the American frontier in a surprising new direction.

How one man transformed Boston into a city of sin and squalor

By David Hayles

George V Higgins birthed a new breed of American crime drama beginning with 1973’s The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

Eight films to watch before you see The Hateful Eight

By David Hayles

Tales of bloodletting, treachery and demonic possession to whet your appetite for Quentin Tarantino’s latest.

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.

How Cannon Films conquered the home video market

By David Hayles

From Charles Bronson to Chuck Norris, David Hayles offers an indispensable guide to the cult production company.

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