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A new film season explores what it means to be mixed heritage

By Leila Latif

T A P E Collective discuss their BFI takeover and why representation is at the heart of their programming ethos.

Walter Hill’s new western pits Christoph Waltz against Willem Dafoe

By Charles Bramesco

They’ll play a bounty hunter and an outlaw, respectively, in the veteran director’s upcoming Dead for a Dollar.

Fast cars and smashed spines abound in the first trailer for Titane

By Charles Bramesco

A car showroom model, a grieving father, and a woman with a mysterious past cross paths in Julia Ducournau’s latest.

Pulp, Police and Politics: The hard and fast world of Poliziotteschi

By Adam Scovell

Throughout the 1970s an exciting subgenre dominated Italian cinema, combined action and crime to dizzying effect.

In praise of Beautiful Thing, a quintessentially British coming out movie

By Emily Maskell

Hettie Macdonald’s 1996 film contains a beautiful message of queer acceptance and togetherness.

Why I love Jane Russell’s performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By Carmen Paddock

Her sharp-tongued turn in Howard Hawks’ 1953 comedy is the perfect foil for Marilyn Monroe’s bimbo act.

In praise of Old Boyfriends, a long overlooked portrait of female identity

By Caitlin Quinlan

Joan Tewkesbury’s sole directorial effort stars Talia Shire as a woman on a journey to rediscover herself.

Nicolas Cage goes searching for his porcine pal in the Pig trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In Michael Sarnoski’s low-key debut, the Cage takes revenge on the exploitative food industry.

LWLies Sixties Presents… Cléo from 5 to 7 reimagined

By Adam Woodward

Evgeny Todorov’s retro-styled homage to Agnès Varda’s Parisian sojourn is the latest poster in our partnership with 99designs by Vistaprint.

Watch the world exclusive trailer for The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

By Adam Woodward

The star of Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice reflects on his life in this melancholy documentary.

In praise of Ghost World’s Bollywood-inspired opening credits

By Saffron Maeve

For a film that actively disengages from popular American culture, the Indian dance sequence is a perfect fit.

Alexander Payne’s next film will reunite him with Paul Giamatti

By Charles Bramesco

The Holdovers puts the Sideways star at an elite prep school over the holidays circa 1970.

How Basic Instinct turned the erotic thriller on its head

By Anton Bitel

Paul Verhoeven’s subversive 1992 film is a Hitchcockian thriller with the kink brought to the surface.

Fat Girl remains a radical reflection on female sexuality and power

By Rachel Pronger

In her provocative 2001 film, Catherine Breillat holds a mirror to society before smashing it to pieces.

How Ace in the Hole foreshadowed the post-truth era

By Thomas Hobbs

Billy Wilder’s 1951 noir has obvious parallels with our current age of fake news and alternative facts.

In praise of Shiva Baby and the Messy Bisexual

By Anna Bogutskaya

Emma Seligman’s growing pains comedy ushers in a new era for bi characters who are not judged on their sexuality.

LWLies Sixties Presents… 2001: A Space Odyssey reimagined

By Adam Woodward

Our partnership with 99designs by Vistaprint continues with Jim Stoten’s psychedelic take on Kubrick’s sci-fi classic.

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