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Why I love Rachel Weisz’s performance in The Deep Blue Sea

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

In Terence Davies’ postwar melodrama, she turns Hester Collyer into one of cinema’s great tragic heroines.

Why 49th Parallel is one of the most cunning war films ever made

By Sam Manning

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger employed propaganda to potent effect in their 1941 submarine drama.

In defence of Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain

By Simon Bland

Dismissed as a self-indulgent folly upon release, this fatalistic fantasy drama deserves a second look.

How The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour pioneered the visual album

By Mark Allison

In 1967, the Fab Four embarked on an extravagant, experimental journey that would redefine what a promotional film could be.

Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill will team up on a Jerry Garcia biopic

By Charles Bramesco

The portrait of the Grateful Dead frontman will be Scorsese's next directing gig after Killers of the Flower Moon.

Why The Portrait of a Lady remains Jane Campion’s most bittersweet film

By Kayleigh Donaldson

Twenty-five years on, this adaptation of the classic Henry James novel offers an unflinching study of female sorrow.

Ira Sachs’ next film will focus on a queer love triangle of European festival darlings

By Charles Bramesco

Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw play lovers driven apart when one of them has an affair with Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Discover Francis Ford Coppola’s Psycho-inspired directorial debut

By Anton Bitel

The Roger Corman-produced Dementia 13 is much more than a quickie Hitchcock ripoff, as this Director’s Cut proves.

Love and misery in Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing

By Anton Bitel

The director’s 2002 drama about life on a London housing estate is a film of bleak moments and occasional hope.

How Duel paved the foundation for Steven Spielberg’s career

By Mitchell Beaupre

This made-for-TV feature has all the trademarks that would go on to define one of America’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

Love in the Library – A brief guide to one of cinema’s most erotic spaces

By Susannah Goldsbrough

From Gone Girl to Atonement to Mothering Sunday, libraries have long featured in scenes about sex and sexuality.

Sizing up this year’s submissions for the Best International Feature Oscar

By Charles Bramesco

Could this be Titane’s time to shine? Will Memoria make the cut? Or will Drive My Car cruise to victory?

David Squires on… COP26 and cinema’s answer to the climate crisis

By Little White Lies

Can catastrophe on Earth be avoided? Not if our world leaders have anything to say about it…

LWLies 91: The Titane issue – On sale now!

By Hannah Strong

Buckle up and say a Hail Mary as we take a peek under the hood of Julia Ducournau’s visceral Palme d’Or winner.

Check out these stunning photos from the making of West Side Story

By Adam Woodward

This collection of rarely seen production stills shows the original Jets and Sharks in action.

Sixties sexploitation swings back in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho

By Alexandria Slater

By dredging up harmful stereotypes from the past, the film undermines its post-#MeToo feminist narrative.

Quentin Tarantino is getting into the NFT game

By Charles Bramesco

The director is set to auction off never-before-seen scenes from Pulp Fiction, containing ‘secret’ content.

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