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Paul Thomas Anderson wants Bradley Cooper for his ’70s high school movie

By Charles Bramesco

Every school has that one handsome teacher – could it be B-Coop?

Steve McQueen’s John Boyega-starring miniseries is arriving this year

By Charles Bramesco

Small Axe sees the actor-activist play a London police officer trying to change the system from the inside.

David Squires on… Christopher Nolan’s time bomb

By Little White Lies

Our resident cartoonist imagines a recent meeting between the Tenet director and studio execs.

“There were times when I was sore from laughing” – Adam McKay on The Other Guys at 10

By Simon Bland

The director reflects on the making of his 2010 buddy cop comedy, and the serious message at its heart.

Watch: A Personal Ode to Going to the Cinema

By Matthew Mulcahy

As cinemas in the UK prepare to reopen, Matthew Mulcahy reflects on his formative experiences of watching films on the big screen.

Great debut features from female directors

By Little White Lies

To celebrate the release of Make Up, here are five magnificent first films by some seriously talented women.

Why Flash Gordon remains a singularly joyous comic book adaptation

By Anton Bitel

With its camp aesthetic and winking humour, Mike Hodges’ swash-buckling space romp is undeniably a product of its time.

Miranda July’s Kajillionaire follows a family of eccentric thieves

By Charles Bramesco

Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez lead the cast.

Pixar announces Luca, a coming-of-age adventure set on the Italian Riviera

By Charles Bramesco

The animation studio’s next feature-length film joins a pair of best friends for an “unforgettable summer”.

A new documentary shows a journalist risking it all for a greater truth

By Alex Westfall

A Thousand Cuts deftly chronicles Maria Ressa’s ongoing struggle for a free press in her native Philippines.

The real-life tragedy that inspired Jaws’ most famous scene

By James McMahon

Quint’s show-stopping monologue recounts the doomed tale of the USS Indianapolis – but it isn’t entirely accurate.

‘Sexual behaviour doesn’t change a woman’s identity’ – Josephine Mackerras on Alice

By Zoe Whitfield

The Australian writer/director discusses debunking popular myths surrounding sex work in her bold debut feature.

The symbolic power of caravans in female coming-of-age films

By Davina Quinlivan

These stark, static structures often represent class, sexuality and escape, as Claire Oakley’s Make Up shows.

Why Proxima is a giant leap for motherhood on screen

By Emily Maskell

Eva Green’s astronaut explores uncharted territory in more ways than one in Alice Winocour’s space drama.

Why The Game remains David Fincher’s trickiest thriller

By Anton Bitel

The director’s 1997 film contains a sly parody of the capitalist ideals underpinning the American Dream.

A short history of Hollywood’s (ill-fated) attempts to adapt the internet

By Charles Bramesco

A bidding war over a Reddit-sourced horror pitch rings a familiar bell.

Watch: What makes a movie line memorable?

By Luís Azevedo

Our latest video essay breaks down the rhetorical device behind some of cinema’s most iconic dialogue.

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