In Praise Of

Why Videodrome feels more relevant today than ever

By Adam Woodward

David Cronenberg’s erotically-charged social satire is a cautionary tale for the internet age.

How The Driver set the LA noir genre in motion

By William Carroll

Walter Hill’s cult film is full of intense car chases and silent antiheroes.

Kyle MacLachlan is the Internet’s Dad now and we love him for it

By Marianne Eloise

The star of Twin Peaks uses social media to connect with fans and promote good causes.

In defence of Al Pacino’s performance in Scent of a Woman

By Ian Mantgani

There’s something deeply entertaining and moving about his widely ridiculed lead turn.

What Sofia Coppola’s films taught me about being a teenage girl

By Hannah Woodhead

The Lisbon sisters helped me to understand my own awkward coming of age.

River’s Edge and the troubling psychosis of ’80s youth

By Christina Newland

This Keanu Reeves-starring drama is a poignant tale of teenage apathy.

Why Elisabeth Moss is our favourite actress right now

By Amy Bowker

From Mad Men to The Handmaid’s Tale, the American star never fails to impress.

Is Donnie Brasco the last truly great American gangster movie?

By William Carroll

Johnny Depp is on career-best form in Mike Newell’s classic crime-thriller from 1997.

The original Transformers movie is one of the weirdest kids’ films ever made

By Greg Evans

Michael Bay could learn a lot from this entertaining ’80s cartoon.

How The Mummy set the tone for the modern horror blockbuster

By Danilo Castro

Stephen Sommers’ 1999 film offers the perfect blend of scares, thrills and high camp.

Footprints of a god: Princess Mononoke 20 years on

By Nathanael Smith

The ecological message at the heart of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film feels even more urgent today.

Is Hot Fuzz the ultimate anti-Brexit film?

By David Jenkins

Viewed today, Edgar Wright’s comic satire of small town English attitudes feels scarily prescient.

How Straw Dogs exposed the hypocrisy of the New Man

By Elena Lazic

Despite accusations of misogyny, Sam Peckinpah’s domestic thriller is a feminist film in disguise.

How Diner influenced the cinematic voice of Quentin Tarantino

By William Carroll

Barry Levinson’s rapid-fire dialogue and use of popular music set the blueprint for Tarantino’s style.

Why 1997 was an unbeatable year for Hollywood action

By Alex Hess

The release of Con Air and Face/Off 20 summers ago marked a high-point in mainstream cinema.

Why Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust remains essential viewing

By Matt Turner

A key inspiration for Beyoncé’s Lemonade, this afrofuturist 1991 drama is a milestone in American cinema.

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