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The bleak futurism of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York

By Anton Bitel

The genre maestro’s dystopian thriller feels eerily prescient in its depiction of a broken police state.

Tears of a Wookiee – The Star Wars Holiday Special at 40

By Beth Webb

Show writer Bruce Vilanch reflects on the strange legacy of this psychedelic seasonal folly.

Watch the trailer for Aleksey German’s Khrustalyov, My Car!

By David Jenkins

The late Soviet director’s 1998 satire is said to have inspired Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin.

Six great films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018

By Ella Kemp

The ASFF’s biggest edition yet welcomed an impressive range of boundary-pushing works.

Watch Neil Maskell in poignant short Little Monster

By Adam Woodward

British writer/director Charlotte Regan’s latest work screens on Channel 4 as part of Random Acts.

Exclusive: A new audiovisual nightmare from David Lynch

By Adam Woodward

Watch a surreal promotional short for the director and Angelo Badalamenti’s debut jazz LP ‘Thought Gang’.

The curious case of the Suspiria smile

By Martyn Conterio

Suzy Bannion is put through the wringer in Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic. Why, in the end, is she so happy about it?

Lulz and Luz at the Soho Horror Film Festival 2018

By Anton Bitel

Tilman Singer’s intense psychodrama was among the highlights of the inaugural genre showcase.

Why I love Jean Seberg’s performance in Breathless

By Adam Scovell

The American star led something of a tragic life, but she will forever be remembered for her role in Jean-Luc Godard’s debut feature.

The strange, surprising legacy of Jacob’s Ladder

By Steve Timms

The influence of Adrian Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror, starring Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Peña, far outstretches its modest success.

The Polish-American immigrant who changed the face of animation

By Georgina Guthrie

Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and the rotoscope, was one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century.

What Daniel Sloss’ Netflix special teaches us about love, actually

By James Morton

The Scottish stand-up’s “love letter to single people” brilliantly challenges unrealistic ideas of romance.

Paul Dano: ‘When I gave the first draft to Zoe, she pretty much tore it apart’

By Hannah Woodhead

The long-time actor, first-time director sits down with us to talk about his sublime debut feature, Wildlife.

Why Long Weekend remains an Ozploitation classic

By Lara C Cory

Colin Eggleston’s 1978 film emerged from one of Australian cinema’s boldest and most productive periods.

Exploring film heritage and imagined territories at DocLisboa 2018

By Matt Turner

This year’s festival included a focus on films that challenge our perception of place and belonging.

LWLies 77: The Roma issue – On sale now!

By Little White Lies

Our latest print edition pays tribute to Alfonso Cuaròn’s personal ode to movies, Mexico and the woman who made him a man.

Take It Out in Trade: A final dispatch from Ed Wood

By Will Sloan

The cult director’s long-lost sexploitation comedy is finally being released on home video.

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