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The bleak futurism of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York

By Anton Bitel

The genre maestro’s dystopian thriller feels eerily prescient in its depiction of a broken police state.

Tears of a Wookiee – The Star Wars Holiday Special at 40

By Beth Webb

Show writer Bruce Vilanch reflects on the strange legacy of this psychedelic seasonal folly.

Watch the trailer for Aleksey German’s Khrustalyov, My Car!

By David Jenkins

The late Soviet director’s 1998 satire is said to have inspired Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin.

Watch Neil Maskell in poignant short Little Monster

By Adam Woodward

British writer/director Charlotte Regan’s latest work screens on Channel 4 as part of Random Acts.

Exclusive: A new audiovisual nightmare from David Lynch

By Adam Woodward

Watch a surreal promotional short for the director and Angelo Badalamenti’s debut jazz LP ‘Thought Gang’.

The curious case of the Suspiria smile

By Martyn Conterio

Suzy Bannion is put through the wringer in Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic. Why, in the end, is she so happy about it?

Why I love Jean Seberg’s performance in Breathless

By Adam Scovell

The American star led something of a tragic life, but she will forever be remembered for her role in Jean-Luc Godard’s debut feature.

The strange, surprising legacy of Jacob’s Ladder

By Steve Timms

The influence of Adrian Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror, starring Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Peña, far outstretches its modest success.

The Polish-American immigrant who changed the face of animation

By Georgina Guthrie

Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and the rotoscope, was one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century.

What Daniel Sloss’ Netflix special teaches us about love, actually

By James Morton

The Scottish stand-up’s “love letter to single people” brilliantly challenges unrealistic ideas of romance.

Why Long Weekend remains an Ozploitation classic

By Lara C Cory

Colin Eggleston’s 1978 film emerged from one of Australian cinema’s boldest and most productive periods.

LWLies 77: The Roma issue – On sale now!

By Little White Lies

Our latest print edition pays tribute to Alfonso Cuaròn’s personal ode to movies, Mexico and the woman who made him a man.

Take It Out in Trade: A final dispatch from Ed Wood

By Will Sloan

The cult director’s long-lost sexploitation comedy is finally being released on home video.

Adding the voices of rebellious women back into the British film archives

By Hannah Clugston

The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.

I, Monster: The First-Person POV in Horror Cinema

By Leigh Singer

Video essayist Leigh Singer explores the use of the first-person perspective in horror cinema.

On Location: The neo-Gothic cathedral from 1976’s The Omen

By Adam Scovell

Visiting Guilford Cathedral, the grand, eerie centrepiece of Richard Donner’s horror classic.

From Zombies to Cannibalism: Finding Humanity in Julia Ducournau’s Raw

By Grace Lee

Grace Lee searches for meaning amid the so-called monstrosity of this superlative 2017 horror.

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