In Praise Of

Why Hausu remains one of the weirdest horror films ever made

By Taryn McCabe

Forty years ago, directed Nobuhiko Obayashi created a totally unique art-house treasure.

Is this the greatest teen movie ever made?

By David Jenkins

Maurice Pialat’s A Nos Amours is a movie masterpiece about the violence that comes from being a teenager.

Why John Carpenter’s They Live feels more relevant than ever

By Bryan Hempel

This cult classic tackles issues which have become of increasing importance since its release in 1988.

How Orson Welles subverted the film noir genre

By Stephen Puddicombe

The Lady from Shanghai is a prime example of the legendary filmmaker’s complicated genius.

Why the original IT still gives us nightmares 27 years on

By Kerrie Hughes

Stephen King’s story and Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown are a truly frightening combination.

In praise of the Jackass trilogy

By James Slaymaker

Outrageous and formally audacious, these are among the finest American comedies of the current century.

Why This Sporting Life is one of the greatest British films ever made

By James Oddy

Lindsay Anderson’s exhilarating look at the psyche of rugby league player has lost none of its emotional punch.

In defence of Quantum of Solace

By Mark Allison

Is Daniel Craig’s second Bond outing really the worst of the entire series?

Why I love Samuel L Jackson’s performance in Pulp Fiction

By James Luxford

In a prolific career spanning four decades, it’s still Jules Winnfield who stands tallest.

In praise of The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman’s monochrome masterpiece

By Ned Carter Miles

The Swedish master’s 1957 film is a deceptively accessible arthouse staple.

Why Dirty Dancing is a subversive feminist masterpiece

By Lara C Cory

There’s so much more to this lusty ’80s hit than meets the eye.

Why 12 Angry Men remains the ultimate ensemble drama

By Josh Howey

Sidney Lumet’s 1957 film is a perfect example of how to combine character and setting.

How Unforgiven laid the classic movie western to rest

By David Pountain

Clint Eastwood’s gritty 1992 film dispelled many of the myths which he helped to popularise.

Why The Darjeeling Limited is Wes Anderson’s best film

By Nathanael Smith

Ten years ago, the director dropped his most profound meditation on life’s journey.

Remembering Robert Mitchum – The enduring soul of film noir

By Pamela Hutchinson

We tip our trilby to the legendary performer who epitomised Hollywood’s most iconic era.

Revisiting forgotten queer classic Prick Up Your Ears

By Catherine Pearson

This tragicomic Joe Orton biopic offers a fascinating glimpse into London’s hidden homosexual community.

The symbolic power of Mathilda’s choker in Léon

By Sarah Gosling

Natalie Portman’s preteen protagonist is transformed when wearing this striking accessory.

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