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The 100 Best Films of the 2000s: 100-76

By Little White Lies

Part one of our bumper survey of the noughties, featuring Avatar, Borat! and Requiem for a Dream.

Know The Score: El-P on 2002’s Solaris

By Thomas Hobbs

The producer and rapper reveals the soul-cleansing moment he discovered Cliff Martinez’s soundtrack.

How Takeshi Kitano went from comedian to crime auteur

By James Balmont

With his yakuza thriller Boiling Point, “Beat” Takeshi staked his claim as a serious filmmaker.

In praise of Robert Redford’s Ordinary People

By Rafaela Sales Ross

Redford’s directorial debut holds its ground as one of cinema’s most moving explorations of loss and guilt.

Lee Isaac Chung will direct a live-action remake of Your Name

By Charles Bramesco

Paramount and Toho will join forces for the body-swapping anime adaptation.

David Squires on… The fate of Cast Away’s Wilson

By Adam Woodward

What if Tom Hanks’ volleyball companion had managed to escape the desert island and return home?

Defining legendary: Paris Is Burning at 30

By Rahul Patel

Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of New York’s ballroom culture still resonates throughout the queer community.

Delphine Seyrig and the best year ever

By Lillian Crawford

With India Song currently playing on MUBI, we take a look back at the actor’s superlative feminist trilogy from 1975.

Kirsten Johnson ponders life and death in the Dick Johnson is Dead trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The filmmaker’s new documentary simulates her father’s demise, over and over.

We Are Who We Are aches with longing for the summer of youth

By Roxanne Sancto

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age series sees a group of teenagers discover their identities on a coastal army base in Italy.

Bong Joon-ho’s killer instinct

By David Jenkins

The South Korean maestro’s first two films find human comedy in the darkest of places.

Why David Fincher’s Se7en is the perfect odd couple movie

By Lorna Codrai

As detectives Mills and Somerset, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman make for a dynamic, contradictory pairing.

Netflix’s Ratched is an over-stylised origin story misfire

By Emma Fraser

Some motives are better left undiagnosed, as Ryan Murphy’s glossy prequel series, starring Sarah Paulson as the titular nurse, shows.

Watch: The Lion King – original vs remake

By Leigh Singer

Our Remake/Remodel series continues with a breakdown of Disney’s most successful “live-action” update yet.

Aaron Sorkin goes back to court in The Trial of the Chicago 7 trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Sacha Baron Cohen steps up to testify in the ’60s-set legal drama from the screenwriter’s latest directorial effort.

Nurse Ratched is the perfect movie villain – and the perfect stereotype

By Kristina Murkett

An origin story is well overdue for one of popular culture’s most iconic and problematic characters.

Why does the white boy always get the girl in Netflix rom-coms?

By Anugraha Sundaravelu

The sequels to The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before both feature PoC love interests, but they’re merely tokenistic distractions.

An oral history of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

By Simon Bland

The inside story of how a goofy script by two unknown screenwriters became a beloved cult hit.

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