The Dutch provocateur chats lesbian nuns, alternate realities and his undying love for Quentin Tarantino.
Otto Preminger’s 1947 love triangle with a postwar twist sees the Hollywood star at her bristling best.
The sleaze king of Hollywood cinema paved the way for a generation of filmmakers, evading post-Code censors with his “nudie-cuties”.
A fabled Australian outlaw has been portrayed by everyone from Mick Jagger to Heath Ledger – with wildly varying results.
Before he moved into films, the director conceived a bold, unromanticised vision of the American frontier.
Reflections on director Mark Cousins’ latest cinematic road trip, Women Make Film.
This year’s edition of the Montreal-based festival showed the value of giving marginalised native filmmakers a platform.
Director Matthew Rankin discusses his experimental debut feature The Twentieth Century.
Seventy years ago, a long-neglected real estate ad was rebuilt and an iconic cultural landmark was born.
This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal showcased an exciting emerging crop of boundary-pushing directors.
Along with their daughters, co-directors John Adams and Toby Poser are winning fans with their alternative, homespun approach.
A serial killer and sweltering heat make for a lethal cocktail in the director’s underrated 1999 film.
The actor has always been willing to bare all for a role, but no one has captured his erotic charisma better than Jane Campion.
As VR continues to grow, shortform storytelling looks poised to re-enter mainstream cinema.
In 1978, the comedy icon’s body disappeared – was it a ransom plot or a practical joke gone awry?
The 41st Academy Awards went ahead without a host, and signalled the transition from Old to New Hollywood.
From Rachel, Rachel to The Glass Menagerie, we look back at the Hollywood icon’s underappreciated work behind the camera.
The Gone with the Wind star was an underappreciated and complex woman in an era of limited opportunities.
The Trial examines the impeachment of Brazil’s first democratically elected female president.
The American writer/director talks Thunder Road, self-distributing and trying to track down The Boss.
Thirty years ago, Tim Burton unleashed his colourful, bizarre vision of the afterlife onto the world.
A new ‘sound movie’ called Le Brasier Shelley represents a curious development in post-image cinema.
Her role as lovestruck sex worker Alabama is among the most compelling characters of the 1990s.
George A Romero originally had a different fate in store for the protagonists of his zombie classic.
Our complex relationship with technology came under the spotlight at this year’s festival.
Fourteen years after Mary-Kate and Ashley stepped away from acting, we reflect on the siblings’ on-screen legacy.
Did their scathing reviews of the hit musical costs these revered female film critics their jobs?
Jane Campion’s much maligned 2003 thriller offers a vital subversion of the male gaze.
The events of May ’68 had a profound impact on the film world.
As a school shooting survivor, films like Elephant and Polytechnique have a special resonance for me.
Donnie Darko, Inland Empire and more are screening at Cinémathèque Québécoise this weekend.
The film’s glamorisation of vigilante justice resonated with an increasingly paranoid audience in 1974.
Leon Gast’s award-winning 1996 film portrays the heavyweight champ as an artist, philosopher and poet.
This hit musical, released 60 years ago, remains the pinnacle of the American singer’s film career.
We’ve delved into the archives to find out which films were topping critics’ charts 50 years ago.
The Olympic figure skater turned actor was a huge celebrity in her day – but controversy was never far away.
The radical director of Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? talks race and legacy in America.
The so-called ‘Prince of Nothingwood’ is his country’s zero-budget answer to Steven Spielberg.
Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presented erotic tales from around the world this year.
The French master’s work mirrors today’s climate of social anxiety, as revealed in a recent retrospective.
At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.
George Lucas’ space saga was instrumental in kick-starting the X-rated spoof industry.
Join us on an epic round the world trip to some of the darkest reaches of horror cinema.
Justine Smith examines how movies like The House of the Devil and Lords of Salem use nostalgia to expose a fractured national identity.
Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno explores the untapped sexual imagination of women.
Events like Le Festival du Film de Fesses are exploring stigmatising and transgression on the big screen.
This TV spin-off kickstarted a conversation on diversity, while also saying that women could and should have the same rabid consumer rights as men.
Ben Stiller’s comic creation channels the absurd charm of ’60s cult classic Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?