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Why I love Toshiro Mifune’s performance in Throne of Blood

By Adam Scovell

His portrayal of wild-eyed samurai warrior in Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ is simply iconic.

Know The Score: Tamar-kali on The Double Life of Veronique

By Thomas Hobbs

The singer-songwriter and rising film composer reveals how she was seduced by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s doppelgänger drama.

“Virtual cinemas” aim to take US arthouse theaters online – and into the future

By Charles Bramesco

150 movie theaters have signed up for the possibly game-changing Kino Marquee.

Discover this bizarre B-movie riff on The Exorcist

By Anton Bitel

Warner Bros took legal action over 1974’s Beyond the Door, but its differences from Friedkin’s film are more striking than its similarities.

Watch: Hallyu Forever – The Korean Wave Explained

By Will Webb

How South Korean cinema’s domestic boom in the late 1990s took over the world.

The danger of looking in Brian De Palma’s Sisters

By Tom Williams

The director critiques society’s voyeuristic tendencies in this Hitchcock homage from 1972.

Hulu’s Hillary is an intimate portrait of a polarising figure

By Emma Fraser

This four-part profile of the former Presidential Candidate reveals a woman who keeps the world at arm’s length.

This filmmaker used Barbie dolls to storyboard her debut feature

By Stefania Sarrubba

Director Kelly Walker explains how she came up with a novel solution to a creative problem.

Curzon Home Cinema launches online live Q&A series

By Hannah Woodhead

Watch a film, then stick around for a cosy chat with the likes of Céline Sciamma and Mia Hansen-Løve.

A new relief fund will provide aid to the UK’s film and TV industries

By Charles Bramesco

Netflix has already pledged £1 million in a joint venture with BFI and The Film and TV Charity.

Why Luis Buñuel’s bourgeois satires are perfect pandemic viewing

By Jake Cole

The Spanish master’s back catalogue is filled with pertinent messages, including a parody of social distancing.

Is quarantine viewing a time for edification or relaxation?

By Charles Bramesco

On one hand, the comforting familiarity of a rewatch. On the other, broadened horizons.

Why I love Joan Crawford’s performance in Daisy Kenyon

By Justine Smith

Otto Preminger’s 1947 love triangle with a postwar twist sees the Hollywood star at her bristling best.

Creative homeschooling – the best educational shows to stream online

By Roxanne Sancto

Some of our series for families with young children, from Bino and Fino to Dino Dan.

Tsai Ming-liang’s The Hole is one of the great films about living in isolation

By Ruairi McCann

The director’s slow cinema musical from 1998 sees a mysterious epidemic send Taipei into lockdown.

How Russ Meyer changed the face of American film

By Justine Smith

The sleaze king of Hollywood cinema paved the way for a generation of filmmakers, evading post-Code censors with his “nudie-cuties”.

Self-Made is a beautiful celebration of black hair and power

By Roxanne Sancto

Octavia Spencer is on scintillating form in this four-part dramatisation of the life of haircare pioneer Madam CJ Walker.

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