In Praise Of

How Pumping Iron set the stage for Arnold Schwarzenegger

By Greg Evans

The Hollywood icon shows off more than his imposing bulk in this astonishing ’70s bodybuilding doc.

Meryl Streep’s five best performances

By Manuela Lazic

Following her recent lifetime achievement award, we revisit some of the defining roles from a truly remarkable career.

Have we become the audience in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare?

By Thomas Hobbs

The director’s satirical 1994 horror explores what happens when society embraces its worst monsters.

Why we love Jim Carrey in A Series of Unfortunate Events

By Daniel Seddon

The actor’s shapeshifting turn in the 2004 adaptation will always have a special place in our heart.

How The Dark Knight Rises foreshadowed the dawn of Trump

By Henry Bevan

Christopher Nolan’s film tells of a unqualified maniac who ruthlessly exploits a crumbling establishment.

How Howard Hawks’ Scarface inspired Martin Scorsese

By Stephen Puddicombe

This 1930s gangster classic set the blueprint for films like Goodfellas and The Departed.

Is this the greatest ever video game movie performance?

By Greg Evans

Raul Julia’s villainous turn in 1994’s Street Fighter is worth savouring.

Why 10 Things I Hate About You is a teen movie for our times

By Caitlin Quinlan

As Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles taught us, being young isn’t about fitting in but forging your own path.

Why The Shop Around the Corner is a true Christmas miracle

By Stephen Puddicombe

Sick of rewatching It’s a Wonderful Life? Seek out the other holiday-themed James Stewart classic.

In praise of American Psycho – The capitalist satire come full circle

By Tom Williams

Bret Easton Ellis and Mary Harron’s caustic vision of ’80s consumerism is sadly back en vogue.

How Scream became the prom queen of slasher horror

By Adam White

Wes Craven’s seminal 1996 film occupies a uniquely female space.

How Gridlock’d exposed America’s broken healthcare system

By Thomas Hobbs

This Tupac and Tim Roth starring social drama feels more relevant today than ever.

Why Batman Returns is perfect Christmas viewing for 2016

By Chris Evangelista

Tim Burton’s 1992 sequel is a film of utter chaos – what’s more holiday appropriate than that?

You’re So Money – Why Swingers still rocks 20 years on

By Lara C Cory

The easy comic charm of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn proves irresistible in this ’90s cult classic.

In praise of Mahershala Ali – 2016’s standout performer

By Matthew Eng

From Luke Cage to Moonlight, the American actor has made a vital contribution to his craft this year.

How Donnie Darko changed my life

By Greg Evans

Greg Evans recalls how Richard Kelly’s 2001 film exposed him to the endless possibilities of cinema.

Kirk Douglas at 100 – In praise of his knockout turn in Champion

By Stephen Puddicombe

As the acting icon celebrates his centenary, we reflect on one of his greatest performances.

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