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Six of Paul Verhoeven’s most controversial moments

By Nick Chen

From Showgirls to Starship Troopers, delve into the Dutch filmmaker’s provocative back catalogue.

Seven great alternative fairy tale movies

By Elizabeth MacLeod

Twisted takes on classic stories, from The Company of Wolves to Black Swan and The Fall.

A beginner’s guide to the films of Kelly Reichardt

By Edward Cripps

Before you see Certain Women, delve into this great American filmmaker’s stellar back catalogue.

Exploring black masculinity in Boyz n the Hood and Moonlight

By Kambole Campbell

John Singleton and Barry Jenkins’ films understand what it means to grow up young, black and American.

Before you see Moonlight, seek out Medicine for Melancholy

By Nick Chen

This San Fransisco-set drama from 2008 is the perfect primer for Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed latest.

Six great films that show the dark side of the TV industry

By Tom Bond

From Network to Nightcrawler, cinema has a long history of exposing television’s rotten core.

Love La La Land? Seek out Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

By Danilo Castro

Damien Chazelle’s low-budget debut has plenty in common with his awards-sweeping musical.

Eight films to watch before you see La La Land

By Ella Donald

Get in the mood for Damien Chazelle’s swooning musical with these toe-tapping classics.

How Blue Velvet reflects the voyeuristic gaze of Rear Window

By Tom Watchorn

Paranoia, mystery and moral ambiguity abound in David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.

Why Demon Seed is the perfect companion piece to Black Mirror

By Lauren Thompson

Before Charlie Brooker’s dark social satire, there was Donald Cammell’s technophobic sci-fi.

How Train to Busan channels the social panic of Snowpiercer

By Katherine McLaughlin

The end of the world has a familiar theme in these train-based South Korean allegories.

Beyond Pedro – seven great Spanish films you need to see

By Stephen Puddicombe

Before you see Almodóvar’s latest seek out these lesser seen Spanish gems.

10 great debuts by actors turned directors

By Brogan Morris

With The Childhood of a Leader arriving in cinemas, here are some other memorable shifts from stars behind the lens.

How Summertime channels the pro-choice spirit of One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

By Katherine McLaughlin

Catherine Corsini’s new film carries the torch for Agnès Varda’s feminist musical.

Eight films to watch before you see The Neon Demon

By David Hayles

From grindhouse classics to showbiz satires, seek out these inspirations for Nicolas Winding Refn’s wicked latest.

Seven classic animal attack movies you’ve never heard of

By David Crow

Before you see Blake Lively take on a shark in The Shallows, check out these cult zoological horrors.

How When Marnie Was There evokes the melancholy of Lilo & Stitch

By Katherine McLaughlin

Studio Ghibli’s latest and Disney’s 2002 film both deal with themes of abandonment, alienation and loss.

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