These bonus moments have become a mainstay of modern blockbuster. But are they a cynical marketing tool or cinema’s secret weapon?
Ai Weiwei’s nuanced and fascinating portrait of global migration is one of the year’s most important films.
A petition calling for the release of Zack Snyder’s extended Justice League cut has got us thinking about a curious trend in modern cinema.
The larger-than-life catchphrase machine epitomised the hyper-masculinity of ’80s action cinema.
After an unpredictable summer movie season, original stories are suddenly back in demand.
How physical and digital media should learn to stop worrying and live happily side by side.
Tom Cruise gets a lot more than he bargained for in this madcap ’80s adventure.
In a prolific career spanning four decades, it’s still Jules Winnfield who stands tallest.
What is the role of documentaries that try to change the way we think, and do they actually work?
Netflix’s college football documentary series offers a fascinating look at the business of sport and academia.
Three decades on from its release, just how accurate was Paul Verhoeven’s classic dystopian sci-fi?
Emma Stone’s new film serves to highlight the lack of queer icons on screen.
Why have mid-budget films all-but disappeared from today’s cinematic landscape?
The founding Avenger could be about to hang up his suit. Who’s ready to become the MCU’s new MVP?
The plight of Daniel Kaluuya’s lead character has its roots in a very real everyday struggle.
The actor’s sly take on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg casts a spotlight on the dark side of success.
It’s a quarter of a century since Reservoir Dogs changed cinema forever. But how has its maker evolved over the years?
Is the much maligned actor actually the most underrated performer of his generation?
Henry Selick’s directorial debut is a gleefully macabre cinematic marvel.
Ben Affleck’s latest thriller shows that mainstream cinema still hasn’t moved on from the days of Rain Man.
Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One looks to be Marvel’s most progressive character yet.
Imperium and Swiss Army Man mark a turning point in the actor’s career.
Captain Fantastic is the latest in a long line of dramas to explore the allure of being disconnected from the modern world.
From Jaws to The Shallows, what is it about these prehistoric ocean predators that induces such raw fear?
The hype around Suicide Squad suggests audiences are keen to see more of their favourite comic-book antiheroes.
Mark Rylance is the latest in a list of key collaborators who bring out the best in The Beard.
Cinema’s catchiest marketing strategy is making a comeback. But are you tuning in or being turned off?
Documentaries like Becoming Zlatan are the new must-have accessory for celebrity footballer everywhere, but do they capture why we love them?
Social media campaigns like #LGBTSuperheroes are exposing the movie industry’s worrying lack of diversity.
Twenty years ago Brian De Palma and Tom Cruise ushered in a new blockbuster era.
Five years after making his big screen bow, Chris Evans’ patriotic do-gooder continues to stand out in a world of antiheroes.
He was one of the biggest stars of the ’90s, then Hollywood left him behind. So what would it take to bring Kevin Costner back?