Long Read

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.

How London became Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest character

By Ivan Radford

The director’s deep affection for his home city can be felt throughout his revered body of work.

A brief guide to the best and worst movie cameos

By Jonathan Bacon

Zoolander 2 uses them terribly, but history tells us that the art of the bit part is anything but simple.

In defence of Robert De Niro

By Matt Thrift

Dirty Grandpa may be an indefensible dud, but the actor’s recent output is nowhere near as bad as everyone seems to think.

A Fiennes Mess – Why the casting of a new Michael Jackson TV show has ruffled feathers

By Ashley Clark

The news that Joseph Fiennes, a white British actor, will play the King of Pop is as perplexing as it is insulting.

The art of truthful storytelling

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Boston Globe journalist Mike Rezendes, played by Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight, reveals how to speak the truth.

How boxing movies put black heroes in the frame

By Christina Newland

From Body and Soul to Creed, the sports movie has a rich tradition of raising awareness around issues of class and race.

What’s so great about Harmony Korine’s Gummo?

By David Jenkins

How has this grisly and graphic scrap book of middle American misery endured for nearly 20 years?

Peanuts and the cult of newspaper comic strips

By Nick Pinkerton

With Snoopy and Charlie Brown back in cinemas, Nick Pinkerton explores the legacy of Charles M Schultz and other innovative cartoonists.

What makes a feminist porn film?

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Erika Lust is a Swedish porn director informed by sex-positive, feminist, art-film values.

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