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Weighing up Hollywood’s fixation with the War on Drugs

By Finley Crebolder

The trade in illegal drugs between Latin America and the US has been a favoured subject for mainstream filmmakers for decades.

Has John Wick replaced Scarface as hip hop’s favourite film?

By Jack Kavanagh

Keanu Reeves’ no-nonsense anti-hero has struck a chord with a new generation of rappers.

Candid photos from Jonas Mekas’ amazing new memoir

By David Jenkins

‘A Dance With Fred Astaire’ sees the critic, filmmaker and social gadfly open up his personal archives.

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.

10 great heist movies to get you in the mood for Baby Driver

By Ian Gilchrist

Classic crime-thrillers to seek out – from Rififi to Thief, Dog Day Afternoon to Reservoir Dogs.

In defence of Al Pacino’s performance in Scent of a Woman

By Ian Mantgani

There’s something deeply entertaining and moving about his widely ridiculed lead turn.

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.

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is being released on Netflix

By Little White Lies

The streaming service has bought the international rights to the directors’ long-gestating crime drama.

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