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Is quarantine viewing a time for edification or relaxation?

By Charles Bramesco

On one hand, the comforting familiarity of a rewatch. On the other, broadened horizons.

Why I love Joan Crawford’s performance in Daisy Kenyon

By Justine Smith

Otto Preminger’s 1947 love triangle with a postwar twist sees the Hollywood star at her bristling best.

Creative homeschooling – the best educational shows to stream online

By Roxanne Sancto

Some of our series for families with young children, from Bino and Fino to Dino Dan.

Tsai Ming-liang’s The Hole is one of the great films about living in isolation

By Ruairi McCann

The director’s slow cinema musical from 1998 sees a mysterious epidemic send Taipei into lockdown.

How Russ Meyer changed the face of American film

By Justine Smith

The sleaze king of Hollywood cinema paved the way for a generation of filmmakers, evading post-Code censors with his “nudie-cuties”.

Self-Made is a beautiful celebration of black hair and power

By Roxanne Sancto

Octavia Spencer is on scintillating form in this four-part dramatisation of the life of haircare pioneer Madam CJ Walker.

Self-isolate with On Cinema at the Cinema

By Brianna Zigler

The world is stuck inside and looking to binge – look no further than the Victorville Film Archive.

Lockdown lessons from five of the best TV bottle episodes

By Roxanne Sancto

From Seinfeld to Breaking Bad, here are some of our favourite single-location episodes to stream online.

Need a viewing recommendation? We’re here to help

By Little White Lies

Email in your requirements, and we’ll suggest a movie we think you’ll love.

The Plot Against America makes for stark viewing in uncertain times

By Roxanne Sancto

David Simon and Ed Burns’ HBO series imagines an alternate reality that suddenly feels frighteningly close to home.

Your quarantine guide to streaming video in the UK and US

By Charles Bramesco

Don’t let the encroaching pandemic prevent you from enriching yourself with the best of film and TV.

Magnolia at 20 – In praise of PTA’s cathartic masterpiece

By Emily Cashen

Two decades on from its UK release, this sprawling epic still has much to teach us about the joys of letting go.

My Darling Quarantine brings the film festival experience online

By Charles Bramesco

Organisers from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno and others are joining forces to raise money in light of Coronavirus.

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story reveals dazzling new images

By Charles Bramesco

The upcoming remake of the classic musical envisions the glamorous, pandemic-free ’50s.

Is this the pinnacle of Japanese pink cinema?

By Anton Bitel

Atsushi Yamatoya’s 1967 Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wasteland subverts expectations of this softcore genre.

In defence of Candyman 2

By Sam Thompson

With its Southern Gothic setting and Tony Todd on top form once again, the 1995 sequel deserves a second look.

John Boyega partners with Netflix to bolster Africa’s film industry

By Charles Bramesco

The British-Nigerian actor wants to bring more localised stories to a global audience.

Feel Good offers a fresh, relatable depiction of addictive love

By Emma Fraser

Mae Martin’s Channel 4/Netflix co-production tackles gender identity, female sexuality and drug dependency.

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