Features

Discover the secret ending to Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Georgina Guthrie

The unresolved conclusion to Peter Weir’s film is much more satisfying than the posthumously published final chapter.

Puzzle – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Kelly Macdonald plays a technophobe with a penchant for solving puzzles in a drama whose pieces don’t quite fit together.

David Lynch’s ‘Room to Dream’ is an intimate, humanising self-portrait

By Matt Thrift

This wonderful new book is the most comprehensive overview of the filmmaker’s life and career to date.

Hal Hartley: ‘I try to juxtapose the male gaze with female independence’

By Matt Thrift

The prolific independent filmmaker reflects on his career ahead of Henry Fool’s 20th anniversary.

Discover the time-skipping eroticism of these classic Japanese animes

By Anton Bitel

Third Window Films are releasing two Animerama series films from Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka.

Watch the brand new restoration trailer for The Deer Hunter

By Adam Woodward

Michael Cimino’s searing Vietnam opus returns to cinemas this summer courtesy of Park Circus.

The best new sports documentaries to look out for in 2018

By Matt Turner

This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest featured three profound tales of sporting triumph and tragedy.

Mommie Dearest: The changing face of maternal horror cinema

By Leila Latif

A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.

Did the Olsen twins ever make a great film?

By Justine Smith

Fourteen years after Mary-Kate and Ashley stepped away from acting, we reflect on the siblings’ on-screen legacy.

Watch the first trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake

By Adam Woodward

There’s thrills, spills and pink pachyderms in this early look at Disney’s latest live-action adventure.

Toni Collette: ‘This film tackles the idea that it’s taboo to talk about grief’

By Hannah Woodhead

The star of Ari Aster’s Hereditary talks grief, audiobooks and why we should all go to the cinema more often.

An Arachnophobia remake is in the works courtesy of James Wan

By Finley Crebolder

The Saw, Insidious and Aquaman director is producing a new version of the cult 1990 horror-comedy.

How Iceland became Hollywood’s go-to sci-fi setting

By David Jenkins

From blockbusters like Interstellar and Rogue One, as well as various homegrown productions, cinema is now a vital part of the Icelandic economy.

A new study confirms that film critics are mostly white men

By Hannah Woodhead

Encouraging new voices from diverse backgrounds into a stagnant industry can only be a positive thing.

Will the FIFA World Cup affect your cinema plans this summer?

By Finley Crebolder

Film distributors are using various tactics to counteract the forthcoming football extravaganza.

Sense8’s ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ shows the power of positivity in adversity

By Roxanne Sancto

The feature-length finale gave fans, the characters and the Wachowskis the closure they all deserved.

Fever Dreams: Two weeks in the jungle with Werner Herzog

By Callum Costello

A personal diary from a filmmaking workshop in Peru, hosted by the legendary German director.

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