In Praise Of

Andy Warhol’s Bad is a feminist masterpiece that’s too good to ignore

By Leigh Clark

This subversive cult classic imagines a world of empowered women.

Why we need more films like Medium Cool in our post-truth times

By Caitlin Quinlan

Haskell Wexler’s film brilliantly blurs the line between reality and story.

Is this the Coen brothers’ most underrated movie?

By Dan Einav

The Man Who Wasn’t There is a film without levity, hope or redemption – and it’s one of the directors’ very best.

In praise of Bob Roberts – the political satire that got it spot on

By Anastasia Miari

The events of Tim Robbins’ 1992 directorial debut feel scarily prophetic when viewed today.

How Roots’ cries from the past are echoed in America’s present

By Roxanne Sancto

The 1977 series and its remake show that while the world may have changed, the fight is far from over.

What can we learn today from Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards?

By Taryn McCabe

The technophobic message at the heart of this cult ’70s animation rings especially true today.

How Millennium Mambo set the blueprint for Moonlight

By Ross McDonnell

Barry Jenkins’ Miami-set coming-of-ager echoes the visual language of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2001 film.

In praise of Annette Bening’s difficult women

By Matthew Eng

From Bugsy to American Beauty and now 20th Century Women, the actor has always relished playing characters that ask us to look deeper.

The camp comic genius of Batman: The Movie

By Greg Evans

Way before the Dark Knight got serious, he was thwacking bad guys and dismantling bombs in a slapstick ’60s family film.

Why Solaris is the greatest science fiction film ever made

By William Carroll

Andrei Tarkovsky’s magnum opus offers a stark, spectacular reminder of what it means to be human.

How Eraserhead exposed the nightmarish heart of Middle America

By Joel Blackledge

Released 40 years ago, David Lynch’s lo-fi masterpiece is as weird and unsettling as ever.

The emotional, intimate realism of Maren Ade’s Everyone Else

By Ross McDonnell

Before you see Toni Erdmann, seek out the director’s brilliantly observed second feature from 2009.

Is The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese’s most violent film?

By Dan Einav

The director’s 1993 period drama is just as devastating as the likes of Taxi Driver and Goodfellas.

Why There Will Be Blood feels more relevant than ever

By Colin Biggs

Released 10 years ago, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece contains an anti-capitalist message that rings especially true today.

Lost Highway at 20 – In praise of David Lynch’s eerie LA neo-noir

By William Carroll

The cult director’s peek behind the curtain of this iconic American city reveals the horrors within.

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.

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