Posts by William Carroll

How Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia took the thriller genre away from the mainland

By William Carroll

The director’s atmospheric 2002 film makes the most of its remote setting.

How The Driver set the LA noir genre in motion

By William Carroll

Walter Hill’s cult film is full of intense car chases and silent antiheroes.

Is Donnie Brasco the last truly great American gangster movie?

By William Carroll

Johnny Depp is on career-best form in Mike Newell’s classic crime-thriller from 1997.

10 things to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

By William Carroll

Hot picks from this year’s programme – including a Morrissey biopic and a British animation retrospective.

How Diner influenced the cinematic voice of Quentin Tarantino

By William Carroll

Barry Levinson’s rapid-fire dialogue and use of popular music set the blueprint for Tarantino’s style.

Patty Jenkins plans to make a Superman movie with Ryan Gosling

By William Carroll

The Wonder Woman director has revealed several exciting new projects she’s keen to develop.

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption announces killer 2017 line-up

By William Carroll

The director’s annual celebration returns with an exciting blend of music and film.

War Machine

By William Carroll

David Michôd and Brad Pitt serve up a fascinating but uneven satire of America’s military might.

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How to draw a Studio Ghibli movie – with the director of The Red Turtle

By William Carroll

Michaël Dudok de Wit reveals how traditional animation comes to life.

The King of Kong is being turned into a musical

By William Carroll

Director Seth Gordon says his cult arcade game documentary is destined for the stage.

Nobody Did it Better: Remembering Roger Moore

By William Carroll

The late actor was at his debonair best as James Bond in series highlight The Spy Who Loved Me.

George A Romero is making a film about zombie car racing

By William Carroll

The cinematic king of the undead is putting his creations behind the wheel for his next project.

Hayao Miyazaki to start work on his ‘last film’ later this year

By William Carroll

The Japanese animator will bow out with Boro the Caterpillar, a passion project 20 years in the making.

Is Nil by Mouth the bleakest kitchen-sink drama ever made?

By William Carroll

With his directorial debut, Gary Oldman offers a deeply affecting study of addiction and domestic abuse.

Barfly at 30 – Bukowski, booze and battling Hollywood

By William Carroll

Mickey Rourke is perfectly cast as Hank Chinaski in this down-and-dirty picture from 1987.

How Fargo brilliantly blurs the line between fact and fiction

By William Carroll

With its opening disclaimer, the Coen brothers’ homespun murder story lulls us into a false reality.

Why Angel Heart still haunts us 30 years on

By William Carroll

Alan Parker’s violent tale of private detectives and devil worship is a heady blend of neo-noir and horror.

Why Solaris is the greatest science fiction film ever made

By William Carroll

Andrei Tarkovsky’s magnum opus offers a stark, spectacular reminder of what it means to be human.

Lost Highway at 20 – In praise of David Lynch’s eerie LA neo-noir

By William Carroll

The cult director’s peek behind the curtain of this iconic American city reveals the horrors within.

A brief history of Prohibition in the movies

By William Carroll

Ben Affleck’s Live by Night continues a long Hollywood love affair with this crime-ridden era.

Personal tragedy and trauma in the films of Denis Villeneuve

By William Carroll

The Canadian director’s latest, Arrival, explores intimate themes present in his earlier work.

Why The Assassination of Jesse James is a masterful modern western

By William Carroll

Andrew Dominik’s 2007 biopic humanises America’s most storied outlaw.

Why The Limey is Steven Soderbergh’s most underrated film

By William Carroll

This late ’90s neo-noir offers a heady mix of non-linear narratives, cockney rhyming slang, and Terence Stamp.

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