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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.

Perry Mason revival delivers with the case of the enticing origin story

By Emma Fraser

HBO’s prequel series sees Matthew Rhys take on the role of the famed Los Angeles defence lawyer.

James Gray to team up with Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac

By Charles Bramesco

The Ad Astra director is in the early stages of prepping his next feature, Armageddon Time.

Revisiting White Dog, Samuel Fuller’s powerful anti-racism allegory

By Kia Rahnama

The director’s controversial 1982 thriller subverts the “white saviour” myth still perpetuated by Hollywood.

Why mansplaining ruins Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

By Sally Nolan

The patronising psychiatrist’s explanation strips away the mystery and fear that Hitchcock so impressively builds.

15 June, 1990, an exceptionally unhinged day in Hollywood history

By Charles Bramesco

Thirty years ago, Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Dick Tracy arrived in one fell swoop of auteurist mania.

The queer-coding of this classic screwball comedy

By James Palmer

Themes of bisexuality and polygamy are subtly veiled in 1940’s My Favorite Wife.

With Hollywood at a standstill, young filmmakers turn to TikTok

By Margaux MacColl

The video-sharing platform has taken the world by storm, and the film industry is starting to take note.

Why Spike Lee’s She Hate Me deserves a second look

By Erik Nielsen

Dismissed by critics at the time, this sometimes ridiculous corporate satire from 2004 has lost none of its bite.

Michaela Coel delivers a searing performance in I May Destroy You

By Emma Fraser

A young women’s life is derailed by sexual assault in this painfully honest yet humorous 12-part drama.

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