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A look into this year’s Oscar submissions from around the globe

By Charles Bramesco

France pulled a surprising snub — could it pay off in a crowded field?

Why are there so few female film composers?

By Natasha Jagger

We list six great composers who aren’t one of the small pool of men who seem to get all the big composing gigs in Hollywood.

What has cinema taught us about Area 51?

By James McMahon

From Independence Day to Zero Dark Thirty, the movies have fuelled our fascination with this top-secret military facility.

Todd Haynes tackles a legal thriller in the Dark Waters trailer

By Charles Bramesco

It's good-guy lawyer Mark Ruffalo versus the corporate machine in the upcoming film.

Why films about lesbian characters should be called lesbian films

By Dilara Elbir

Is there an argument to drop the cover-all term “queer” in favour of something that’s more specific to the subject of a piece of art?

How the politics of High Noon forged a new path for the western

By Rich Johnson

Condemned as ‘un-American’ upon release, Fred Zinnemann’s 1954 classic remains one of the most forward-thinking films of its era.

Twenty years on, Election feels more relevant than ever

By Patrick Sproull

Tracy Flick’s almost thwarted candidacy is an eerie presage of our current political climate.

Rambo and the changing face of American politics

By Alex Hess

From the post-Vietnam counterculture to brash Reaganite muscle-flexing to Trumpian nationalism, cinema’s ultimate lone survivor has always held a mirror to US society.

Meet the animation genius behind Ghost in the Shell

By Kambole Campbell

Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.

Does The Hills Have Eyes II contain that Wes Craven slasher magic?

By Anton Bitel

A new Blu-ray of this 1984 cheapjack sequel shows there's more value to it than meets the eye.

LWLies 81: The Judy Issue – On Sale Now!

By David Jenkins

Our latest issue pays tribute to an icon of Hollywood, as played by Renée Zellweger in Rupert Goold's beautiful new biopic.

Everything is fantastic in the first trailer for About Endlessness

By Charles Bramesco

Roy Andersson's latest is a series of vignettes along the outskirts of war.

On Location: The London park from Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up

By Adam Scovell

Maryon Park in Charlton lies at the beguiling centre of the Italian director’s psychological mystery.

How Shock Corridor reflected the madness of 1960s America

By Rich Johnson

Samuel Fuller’s murder mystery captures the fear and paranoia which beset postwar society.

Know The Score: Cliff Martinez on For a Few Dollars More

By Thomas Hobbs

The American musician and composer sings the praises of Ennio Morricone’s iconic spaghetti western soundtrack.

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