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The Coen brothers are heading to the 2018 Venice Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Their feature-length western will screen in competition alongside new works from Luca Guadagnino, Jennifer Kent and Alfonso Cuarón.

High Life, If Beale Street Could Talk confirmed for 2018 Toronto Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

Claire Denis and Barry Jenkins will present their latest work when the festival kicks off on 6 September.

How Saving Private Ryan changed my life

By Spencer Moleda

Steven Spielberg’s World War Two drama brought me closer to my grandfather, who survived the D-Day landings.

How Session 9 explores the horrors of toxic masculinity

By Thomas Hobbs

This forgotten 2001 horror set in an abandoned asylum offers a pertinent look at a modern issue.

Why Small Soldiers is one of the deepest kids’ movies ever made

By Nathan Smith

There’s a sly satiric message at the heart of Joe Dante’s 1998 tale of action figures running amuck.

Damien Chazelle’s First Man to open the 2018 Venice Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

The writer/director will be hoping to use the festival as a launchpad for next year’s Oscars.

20 of the best new TV shows you should watch

By Emma Fraser

From peak Amy Adams to the return of Matt Groening, these are the series you can’t afford to miss this summer.

Lauren Greenfield: ‘Authentic culture is being destroyed by capitalism’

By Thomas Curry

The award-winning documentary filmmaker discusses her latest chronicle of capitalist America, Generation Wealth.

Discover the co-ed carving thrills of this classic ’80s slasher

By Anton Bitel

Shot in a real abandoned asylum, Richard Friedman’s gore-fest shows a subgenre in microcosm.

The flawed logic of constructing gender in film

By Lillian Crawford

From Alfred Hitchcock to Fritz Lang, the process of creating women has long been an obsession of cinema’s greatest male creators.

Incredibles 2 and the corporatisation of hope

By Henry Bevan

Superheroes don’t just exist to save the day, as Brad Bird’s animation sequel proves.

The power of painful stories in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette

By Hannah Woodhead

In her new Netflix special, the Australian comic refuses to play by the rules of stand-up comedy.

What should The Rock reboot next?

By James Luxford

After reviving several franchises and ‘remaking’ Die Hard with Skyscraper, what else could Hollywood’s biggest star bring back?

A Modest Proposal, by Walter Murch

By Walter Murch

The editor of The English Patient contemplates the future of the English game.

Steve McQueen’s Widows to open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

The festival’s 62nd edition kicks off with the international premiere of the British director’s fourth feature.

Five essential Orson Welles films for each decade of his career

By Adam Scovell

Revisiting the iconic director’s work every 10 years, from Too Much Johnson to Touch of Evil.

Films I will never show my daughter

By Rachel Chorley

My late childhood was moulded by movies that seem increasingly problematic when viewed today.

The first trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite is here

By Adam Woodward

Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in the writer/director’s farce-ridden latest.

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