In Praise Of

Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the ultimate anti-road movie

By William Carroll

With its sleazy motels and crowded terminals, John Hughes’ vision of America is one audiences know only too well.

How In a Lonely Place deconstructed misogyny in Hollywood

By Adam Scovell

Nicholas Ray’s 1950 tale of male power, anger and violence is receiving a timely theatrical re-run.

Harmony Korine’s Gummo and America’s haunted Deep South

By William Carroll

The writer/director’s dystopian arthouse flick holds a smudged mirror to white middle America.

Malcolm X at 25: The untold mystery of Betty Shabazz

By Nadia Latif

Spike Lee’s epic biopic of the black civil rights leader offers only glimpses of the great woman behind the man.

How Cop Land deconstructed Sylvester Stallone’s legacy

By Jack Godwin

James Mangold’s 1997 crime drama saw the actor once again prove himself against the odds.

Who’s That Knocking at My Door: How the world met Martin Scorsese

By Mark Allison

It’s 50 years since the director announced his arrival as a major new force in American cinema.

How Safe shows the realities of living with an incurable illness

By Stephen Puddicombe

Todd Haynes’ 1995 film stars Julianne Moore as a woman who becomes “allergic to the 20th century”.

In praise of Jesse Ventura’s performance in Predator

By James Luxford

The larger-than-life catchphrase machine epitomised the hyper-masculinity of ’80s action cinema.

The complex, seductive satire of Starship Troopers

By Ned Carter Miles

Two decades on, Paul Verhoeven’s ambiguous militaristic sci-fi is in need of a reappraisal.

How Perfect Blue predicted the disturbing possibilities of the internet

By Daniel Schindel

Satoshi Kon’s cult anime contains a vital message for modern audiences.

Halloween III: Why Season of the Witch is the most daring film in the franchise

By Padraig Cotter

With a pinch of Hammer Horror and a dollop of ’80s gore, this meta horror is the boldest in the series.

Why Lake Mungo is the best ghost film you’ve never seen

By Thomas Hobbs

This Aussie indie horror from 2008 is the perfect supernatural chiller to watch this Halloween.

In praise of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Marvel’s long-awaited saviour

By Ella Kemp

The American actor’s latest scene-stealing performance shows what a female superhero should look like.

Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and the art of the chase

By Adam Scovell

How the director’s mastery of space and location created the famous crop-duster sequence.

The bonkers, boundary pushing comic legacy of Mel Brooks

By Darren Richman

With Young Frankenstein now a major stage show, we reflect on the career of a living legend of comedy.

The further dimensions of Desperately Seeking Susan

By Leigh Clark

Does Madonna’s iconic pyramid jacket contain a hidden message?

Why Barefoot in the Park is the perfect example of on-screen chemistry

By Louise Busfield

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda play young newlyweds to uplifting effect in this lighthearted comedy.

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