Long Read

What will Hollywood cinema look like in the Trump era?

By Christina Newland

Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.

Lone Star: a profile of Denzel Washington in seven chapters

By Jessica Kiang

In a landscape of total celebrity saturation, is this enigmatic Hollywood icon is the last of the pure movie stars?

Into the Woods – The Blair Witch Project revisited

By Adam Woodward

Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick tell the story of how their freshman film project became a cultural phenomenon.

The art of defending Woody Allen

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?

Akira and the traumatic spectre of nuclear war

By Joe Marczynski

Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s iconic anime mirrors the atrocities witnessed by Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.

The Danish novel that’s exactly like the Tree of Life

By Mark Asch

Everything is connected – including Peter Adolphsen’s ‘Machine’ and Terrence Malick’s 2011 film.

Lars von Trier – apocalyptic auteur

By John Wadsworth

The story of how the famously provocative Danish director lost control on his 2011 film, Melancholia.

How cinema is tackling Europe’s austerity crisis

By Tom Bond

Miguel Gomes, Jacques Audiard and others are capturing a shifting continental mood.

What is documentary?

By Little White Lies

Some of the world’s leading documentarians take the pulse of an ever-changing artistic medium.

How Walt Disney brought The Jungle Book to the big screen

By Matt Packer

Legendary animator Floyd Norman tells the inside story of how a Disney classic was made.

How interactive storytelling is shaping the future of cinema

By Andreas Kirkinis

The gap between movies and video games is closing. But what will happen when the viewer has control over the script?

It’s time to take a serious look at Zack Snyder

By David Jenkins

He reinvented the comic-book movie. He filmed the unfilmable. So why doesn’t the Batman V Superman director get respect?

How two boys invented America’s greatest superhero

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.

Famous directors who fell in love with Ireland

By Matt Thrift

The story of how a trio of legendary filmmakers became entranced by the Emerald Isle.

How to make a film out of personal experience

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

An aspiring filmmaker reveals how she set about channelling real-life struggles into her first script.

The story of British cinema’s forgotten revolutionary

By Sam Thompson

Radical socialist filmmaker Marc Karlin emerged as a key counterculture figure in the 1970s and ’80s.

God’s country? How The Witch recalls America’s Puritanical past

By Mark Asch

Robert Eggers’ film provides an evocative reminder of the anxieties, fears and early religious beliefs that shaped the New World.

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