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The frenetic thrills of the Safdie Brothers’ second feature

By Guillermo De Querol

Before Good Time and Uncut Gems, the Safdies created an anxiety-inducing portrait of a deadbeat dad trying to keep it together.

How wholesome songs become horrifying through cinema

By Henry Boon

The Purple People Eater is the latest in a host of seemingly innocuous tunes that have their association forever changed through horror films.

Don’t lose your lunch at the first trailer for the puke-flecked Triangle of Sadness

By Charles Bramesco

Male models, a massive cruise liner, and a whole lot of vomit herald the coming of Ruben Östlund's latest.

A summer with Satyajit Ray

By S. Farwah Rizvi

The BFI’s current retrospective of the Indian auteur’s cinema gave me chance to reconnect with my homeland while studying abroad.

Eighty-five years on, Stella Dallas remains a style icon

By Winnie Wang

The outspoken heroine of King Vidor’s 1937 drama eschews social conventions to express herself through her clothes.

A friendship ends with severed fingers in The Banshees of Inisherin’s first trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Brendan Gleeson torches his longtime relationship with Colin Farrell in Martin McDonagh's new dramedy.

Twenty years on, Devdas is still a perfect Bollywood introduction for the uninitiated

By Soham Gadre

As well as being a landmark achievement for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, this romantic epic brilliantly showcases the magic Indian cinema has to offer.

Three decades on, Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners is a cheesy, existential delight

By Anton Bitel

A group of medical students push the boundary between life and death in this bombastic thriller.

How Men in Black subverted blockbuster tropes to become box office gold

By Callie Petch

Twenty-five years ago Barry Sonnenfeld's workplace action-comedy broke the rules and launched an iconic franchise.

Why I love Rebecca Hall’s performance in Christine

By Caroline Madden

In her haunting depiction of Christine Chubbock, I recognised elements of my own experience with depression and isolation.

Fame devours Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in the first Blonde trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Andrew Dominik's long-awaited not-quite-biopic adapts Joyce Carol Oates' novel for Netflix.

Why I love Robin Williams’ performance in The World According to Garp

By Richard Brownell

Forty years on, one of Robin Williams’ earliest film roles still ranks among his best work.

The wooden boy comes to life again in the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

By Charles Bramesco

There's a darker edge to the classic kiddie fable in this stop-motion take with a starry voice cast.

Cate Blanchett is smoking in our first look at Todd Field’s new film

By David Jenkins

His first film since 2006’s Little Children centres on composer/conductor Lydia Tár as she prepares to record her magnum opus.

Discover the unique thrills of Johnnie To’s Running Out of Time series

By Anton Bitel

A beleaguered detective faces off against two different thieves in the Hong Kong director’s two-part crime caper.

How the dynamic editing of Don’t Think sets the bar for concert films

By Callie Petch

Adam Smith creates a disorientating, immersive experience through innovative camera work and editing in The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think.

A teen dropout suffers for his art in the first trailer for Funny Pages

By Charles Bramesco

Owen Kline's debut film takes us into the scuzziest corners of New Jersey in search of inspiration.

Climbing the company ladder means a lot of bootlicking in I Was Born, But…

By Blaise Radley

Ninety years on, Yasujirō Ozu’s silent comedy about familial disillusion still makes salient points about life under capitalism.

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