By Adam Nayman
Is David Lynch’s warped Tinseltown satire from 2001 a contemporary riff on one of Hollywood’s classic-era staples?
The director’s explosive spectacle deconstructs masculinity, sexuality and the action genre itself.
John Huston’s Fat City is not a straightforward underdog story.
By Greg Evans
In Mamoru Oshii’s classic anime, characters seek individuality within an increasingly artificial society.
Released 30 years ago, Sam Raimi’s blood-drenched horror-comedy is as grotesque and hilarious as ever.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s anti-chemistry is palpable in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? from 1962.
Alan Parker’s violent tale of private detectives and devil worship is a heady blend of neo-noir and horror.
The actor’s sly take on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg casts a spotlight on the dark side of success.
By Nathan Smith
John McTiernan’s maligned 2002 remake is one of the sharper anti-capitalist films of modern times.
By Simran Hans
How a socialist feminist fantasy kickstarted a trend for female-fronted mainstream comedies.
Kelly Reichardt’s low-key anti-drama from 2008 offers a sobering look at poverty in small town USA.
By Tim Cooke
The director’s true-crime chiller is as tricky and compelling as ever.
By Leigh Clark
This subversive cult classic imagines a world of empowered women.
Haskell Wexler’s film brilliantly blurs the line between reality and story.
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.
The events of Tim Robbins’ 1992 directorial debut feel scarily prophetic when viewed today.
The 1977 series and its remake show that while the world may have changed, the fight is far from over.