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The crazy cult charm of Killer Klowns from Outer Space

By David Opie

With a long-awaited sequel on the way, we revisit the Chiodo brothers’ classic low-budget horror from 1988.

‘It changed the whole look of American film’ – Remembering Midnight Cowboy

By Hannah Woodhead

Adam Holender and Michael Childers reflect on the making of this iconic New York movie.

How Ghost World inspired me to leave my quiet suburban town

By Georgina Guthrie

Daniel Clowes’ story of teenage apathy stirred in me a desire to break away and be alone.

Diary of a first-time filmmaker: Part 2 – Casting

By Lucy Brydon

With her debut feature Sick(er) taking shape, Lucy Brydon discusses the importance of trusting your gut.

Watch the first trailer for Jacques Audiard’s western The Sisters Brothers

By Adam Woodward

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C Reilly star in the French director’s Oregon oater.

There’s a new type of queerbaiting in empty promises

By Chloe Smith

Is Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian the latest attempt to deny LGBT audiences tangible representation?

Paul Dano’s Wildlife gets a stunning first trailer

By Adam Woodward

Carey Mulligan plays a lovelorn 1960s housewife in the actor’s impressive directorial debut.

Joan Didion vs Pauline Kael vs The Sound of Music

By Justine Smith

Did their scathing reviews of the hit musical costs these revered female film critics their jobs?

10 things to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

By Hannah Woodhead

Brie Larson’s directorial debut and a special focus on American female filmmakers are among the highlights of the 72nd EIFF.

Lucrecia Martel: ‘History is more arbitrary than science fiction’

By Matt Thrift

It took the best part of a decade to bring Zama to the big screen. Its writer/director tells us about her epic journey.

Take a first look at Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young

By Adam Woodward

The Danish writer/director promises to take us on a tour of LA’s dark criminal underbelly.

The rise and fall of the illustrated one-sheet

By Chris Heasman

As demand for more traditional movie artwork increases, we chart the history of hand-drawn posters.

Loro is a fascinating, flawed look at an ageing demagogue

By Jamie Mackay

Paolo Sorrentino’s portrait of Silvio Berlusconi asks us to sympathise with the devil.

How eXistenZ predicted the gaming industry’s dark future

By Anton Bitel

David Cronenberg’s 1999 tech-thriller sees Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh enter a strange VR world.

In defence of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

By Alex Flood

Is Indy’s fourth outing really as bad as everyone remembers?

The best new music documentaries to look out for this year

By Patrick Gamble

Films about Betty Davis, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Milford Graves were among the highlights of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa.

The Wild Pear Tree – first look review

By David Jenkins

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival saved the best for last with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sublime literary opus.

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