With its sleazy motels and crowded terminals, John Hughes’ vision of America is one audiences know only too well.
By Adam Scovell
Nicholas Ray’s 1950 tale of male power, anger and violence is receiving a timely theatrical re-run.
The writer/director’s dystopian arthouse flick holds a smudged mirror to white middle America.
By Nadia Latif
Spike Lee’s epic biopic of the black civil rights leader offers only glimpses of the great woman behind the man.
By Jack Godwin
James Mangold’s 1997 crime drama saw the actor once again prove himself against the odds.
By Mark Allison
It’s 50 years since the director announced his arrival as a major new force in American cinema.
Todd Haynes’ 1995 film stars Julianne Moore as a woman who becomes “allergic to the 20th century”.
The larger-than-life catchphrase machine epitomised the hyper-masculinity of ’80s action cinema.
Two decades on, Paul Verhoeven’s ambiguous militaristic sci-fi is in need of a reappraisal.
Satoshi Kon’s cult anime contains a vital message for modern audiences.
With a pinch of Hammer Horror and a dollop of ’80s gore, this meta horror is the boldest in the series.
By Thomas Hobbs
This Aussie indie horror from 2008 is the perfect supernatural chiller to watch this Halloween.
By Ella Kemp
The American actor’s latest scene-stealing performance shows what a female superhero should look like.
By Adam Scovell
How the director’s mastery of space and location created the famous crop-duster sequence.
With Young Frankenstein now a major stage show, we reflect on the career of a living legend of comedy.
By Leigh Clark
Does Madonna’s iconic pyramid jacket contain a hidden message?
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda play young newlyweds to uplifting effect in this lighthearted comedy.