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Covideo Classics: Independence Day

By Little White Lies

As the UK’s pubs prepare to reopen, cartoonist David Squires advises against making plans for August...

The Japanese cult classic that paved the way for the modern female action hero

By James Balmont

In 1972’s Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Meiko Kaji emerged as a bona fide, badass star.

Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

By Brian Quinn

Beyond its anti-war rhetoric, the Czech director’s version of the Broadway musical is a story of same-sex love.

The pioneering filmmaker who broke the mould for women in Hollywood

By Pamela Hutchinson

Dorothy Arzner gave Golden Age female stars like Katharine Hepburn and Rosalind Russell intelligent, complex roles.

Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are working on a series about his younger years

By Charles Bramesco

The miniseries exploring the activist and football star’s formative experiences will run on Netflix.

In a bleak week, two artists have been sentenced to jail time

By Charles Bramesco

Kirill Serebrennikov and Taraneh Alidoosti have been critical of their respective states in recent weeks.

Discover the sly social critique of this Reagan-era teen thriller

By Anton Bitel

Sean S Cunningham’s The New Kids sees James Spader terrorise a group of upwardly-mobile youths.

Why Britannia Hospital remains a savage British satire

By Austin Collings

Lindsay Anderson’s spiky Thatcher-era comedy is the perfect sign off to his Mick Travis trilogy.

Looking beyond the violence of Baise-moi

By Daisy Phillipson

Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi explore sexual agency, trauma and the power of female friendship in this controversial 2000 thriller.

On Location: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

By Adam Scovell

A visit to two London locations featured in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Technicolor masterpiece.

Meet the women tackling racism in UK film and TV

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nisha Parti and Indira Varma discuss their experiences in the industry, and why they’re optimistic for change.

Barry Jenkins is dramatizing a gorilla conservation doc for Netflix

By Charles Bramesco

Leonardo DiCaprio is also producing the narrative adaptation of the film Virunga.

The production designer who uses location as inspiration

By Michael Fordham

Surviving the perils of solo creativity is tough. In the latest instalment of our series supporting artists through lockdown, Bobbie Cousins evokes a world that’s seldom seen.

A young girl voyages into outer space in the Over the Moon trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The latest film from Pearl Studio and celebrated animator Glen Keane arrives on Netflix this year.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Jackass 3D

By Hannah Woodhead

Hannah Woodhead delves into the myriad thrills and spills of MTV’s finest export.

Covideo Classics: Scenes from The Whitehouse

By Little White Lies

The lights are on, but there’s nobody home...

We need to talk about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…

By Saffron Maeve

I loved Steven Spielberg’s film growing up, but its offensive Indian stereotypes make it hard to watch today.

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