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Are they really going to release the Snyder Cut?

By Charles Bramesco

The director’s rumored alternate edit of Justice League may exist after all.

Discover the allegorical terror of this landmark silent era horror

By Anton Bitel

Paul Wegener’s nightmarish take on the Golem of Jewish folklore introduced German Expressionism to the world.

‘Young black men are not statistics’ – Rapman on redefining the hood movie

By Thomas Hobbs

The rapper-turned-director discusses the making of his ambitious debut feature, Blue Story.

De Niro and Pacino on The Irishman and the gangsterization of US politics

By Christina Newland

Face to face with two of the greatest actors of their generation, together in Martin Scorsese’s magisterial mob drama.

Forty years on, does Heaven’s Gate deserve its reputation?

By Christopher Karr

From unqualified disaster to visionary epic, critical opinion on Michael Cimino’s 1980 western has shifted over the years.

Eddie Murphy will star in a Beverly Hills Cop sequel for Netflix

By Charles Bramesco

The popular police comedy is the latest ’80s movie to be strip-mined for its nostalgia value.

Disney has added cultural depiction warnings to some streaming titles

By Charles Bramesco

The House of Mouse has flagged “outdated” stereotypes on its new streaming platform – but is it enough?

Marriage Story finally gets Sondheim right on screen

By Louis Chilton

Songs from the musical ‘Company’ are performed to brilliant effect in Noah Baumbach’s break-up drama.

In defence of the Rise of the Footsoldier franchise

By Paul Ridd

The low-rent British gangster series has a lot more to offer than brainless, brutal violence.

Paul Thomas Anderson is going back to school for his next picture

By Charles Bramesco

Details have emerged of the US director’s ninth feature, about a California high school student.

Six of the best films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019

By Hannah Clugston

York’s annual showcase of groundbreaking short-form cinema returned for its biggest ever edition.

Damien Chazelle sets his sights on Old Hollywood for his next film

By Charles Bramesco

Possibly featuring Emma Stone as Clara Bow, and with Brad Pitt in an unspecified role.

Classic TV turns into low-rent fun in the Fantasy Island trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Lucy Hale tortures her girlhood bully in the Blumhouse horrorshow.

LWLies 82: The Uncut Gems issue – On Sale Now!

By Hannah Woodhead

Enter Sandman... Our Nov/Dec issue celebrates the unrelenting vision of directors Josh and Benny Safdie.

An Unmarried Woman and the power of female agency

By Nicole Davis

Paul Mazursky’s 1978 divorce drama contains one of cinema’s most authentic portrayals of womanhood.

Exploring queer desire in HBO’s Succession

By Katherine Connell

Undercurrents of homoerotic obsession run throughout the hit show’s two seasons.

Can you mourn for a person of whom you have no memory?

By Beth Webb

Korean director Noh Young Sun reflects on her deeply personal debut feature, Yukiko.

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