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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.

A beginner’s guide to the films of Lynne Ramsay

By Kambole Campbell

To celebrate the release of You Were Never Really Here, we’ve put together a handy primer of the director’s short and feature work.

10 essential Indigenous Australian films

By Shane O’Reilly

To celebrate the release of Sweet Country, seek out these amazing works directed by and starring native Australians.

Eight films to watch before you see The Shape of Water

By Josh Slater-Williams

Seek out these inspirations for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, including The Red Shoes and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Six films to watch before you see Phantom Thread

By Elizabeth MacLeod

From Brief Encounter to Rebecca, here are six cinematic classics that reveal the complexities of romance.

10 recent London realist films you should watch

By Lou Thomas

Contemporary stories offering a diverse mix of authentic, recognisable London voices.

10 Stephen King adaptations that are well worth your time

By James Morton

From Misery to The Shining, here are our favourite takes on the prolific horror writer’s work.

10 of the most kick-ass female assassins in film

By Lou Thomas

Killer female characters you wouldn’t want to mess with.

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.

Five great travel films that will make you want to stay home

By Daisy Phillipson

As the likes of Berlin Syndrome and Sin Nombre show, sometimes staying put really is the better option.

10 lesser-known music docs you should watch

By Eve Watling

Seek out these great musical portraits, featuring David Bowie, Lil Wayne and Leonard Cohen.

Six great sports movies for people who hate sport

By Eve Watling

You don’t have to be mad on organised physical activity to enjoy these films.

Six great TV shows to watch now that Girls is over

By Marta Bausells

Unmissable millennial sitcoms to fill the void left by Lena Dunham and co.

Six of the best Park Chan-wook scenes

By Kambole Campbell

From Oldboy to Stoker, here are some of the South Korean director’s most memorable moments.

Six of the best films about poets

By Ross McDonnell

From The Colour of Pomegranates to A Quiet Passion, seek out these fascinating portraits of verse-makers.

How Raw channels the bloody coming of age of Ginger Snaps

By Katherine McLaughlin

Both films express a uniquely female concern through visceral imagery.

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