Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.
In a landscape of total celebrity saturation, is this enigmatic Hollywood icon is the last of the pure movie stars?
Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick tell the story of how their freshman film project became a cultural phenomenon.
By Vadim Rizov
Woody Allen has made his fair share of bad movies. But who are the critical gatekeepers who will stop at nothing to defend his honour?
Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s iconic anime mirrors the atrocities witnessed by Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.
By Mark Asch
Everything is connected – including Peter Adolphsen’s ‘Machine’ and Terrence Malick’s 2011 film.
The story of how the famously provocative Danish director lost control on his 2011 film, Melancholia.
By Tom Bond
Miguel Gomes, Jacques Audiard and others are capturing a shifting continental mood.
Some of the world’s leading documentarians take the pulse of an ever-changing artistic medium.
By Matt Packer
Legendary animator Floyd Norman tells the inside story of how a Disney classic was made.
The gap between movies and video games is closing. But what will happen when the viewer has control over the script?
He reinvented the comic-book movie. He filmed the unfilmable. So why doesn’t the Batman V Superman director get respect?
By Ceri Thomas
The story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is the most inspiring and depressing in the history of the comic-book industry.
By Matt Thrift
The story of how a trio of legendary filmmakers became entranced by the Emerald Isle.
An aspiring filmmaker reveals how she set about channelling real-life struggles into her first script.
By Sam Thompson
Radical socialist filmmaker Marc Karlin emerged as a key counterculture figure in the 1970s and ’80s.
By Mark Asch
Robert Eggers’ film provides an evocative reminder of the anxieties, fears and early religious beliefs that shaped the New World.