Features

In praise of Robin Williams’ performance in The Fisher King

By James Clarke

The late actor is at his dangerous, dynamic best in this melancholy fantasy from Terry Gilliam.

Watch the first gorgeous trailer for 20th Century Women

By Little White Lies

A stellar female cast head-up this intriguing looking drama from writer/director Mike Mills.

Discover the freewheelin’ madness of this exploitation-era biker movie

By Anton Bitel

Don Sharp’s Psychomania is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Ava DuVernay’s The 13th gets an eye-opening trailer

By Little White Lies

The Selma director returns with a searing look at the history of racial injustice in the US.

A vital new film season is putting black stars in the spotlight

By Adam Woodward

The likes of Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington are being celebrated via a nationwide programme of events.

Is Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton’s last truly great movie?

By David Jenkins

The master of the macabre hit his creative peak with this singular suburban fairy tale from 1990.

The seductive, subversive sound of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet

By Stephen Puddicombe

Exploring the director’s use and manipulation of music in his 30-year-old masterpiece.

Don’t miss this festival dedicated to home movies

By David Jenkins

World Home Movie Day falls on October 15, so there’s still time to dig out those lost treasures.

Watch the magical trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle

By Lauren Thompson

The feted animation house is back with its first dialogue-free, non-Japanese feature.

Lone Star: a profile of Denzel Washington in seven chapters

By Jessica Kiang

In a landscape of total celebrity saturation, is this enigmatic Hollywood icon is the last of the pure movie stars?

Every film by a black director at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Ewan Cameron

New films from Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee are part of the official programme’s focus on diversity.

RIP Curtis Hanson: a talented, versatile Hollywood craftsman

By David Jenkins

The director of 8 Mile and LA Confidential has died at the age of 71.

Ira Sachs: ‘In the age of Netflix, I’ve been showing my kids Buster Keaton’

By David Jenkins

The US writer/director of Love is Strange and Little Men on indie cinema, Ozu and climbing mountains.

Mel Gibson goes berserk in the first Blood Father trailer

By Little White Lies

The Aussie star plays an ex-con with revenge in his eyes in this Jean-Francois Richet’s lean action thriller.

How Atanarjuat brought Inuit cinema to the world stage

By Joel Blackledge

Released 15 years ago, Zacharias Kunuk’s snowbound epic raised awareness of Arctic culture.

The Greatest: Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington

By Adam Woodward

The Magnificent Seven director offers a unique first-hand take on the acting heavyweight’s enduring appeal.

Salt and Fire – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog reunite for this intriguing and highly allegorical eco thriller.

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