Features

Why it’s time to revisit this landmark British LGBT+ drama

By Katie Goh

Ron Peck’s Nighthawks survives as much more than a historical document of gay life in a bygone era.

This streaming pick finds hope in the suffering of war

By Charles Bramesco

Agnieszka Holland’s masterpiece Europa Europa is harrowing and gorgeous – and now available to watch online.

How Adam Schlesinger achieved pop perfection with That Thing You Do

By Stefania Sarrubba

The late singer-songwriter penned the ’60s-inspired title track for Tom Hanks’ directorial debut.

Mrs America is a powerful look at the never-ending fight for equal rights

By Emma Fraser

Cate Blanchett leads the charge in an ambitious portrayal of a divisive period in US history.

A crowdfunding effort has saved Derek Jarman’s seaside cottage

By Charles Bramesco

The late filmmaker and queer activist called Dungeness in Kent home during the latter years of his life.

Why I love Toshiro Mifune’s performance in Throne of Blood

By Adam Scovell

His portrayal of wild-eyed samurai warrior in Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ is simply iconic.

Know The Score: Tamar-kali on The Double Life of Veronique

By Thomas Hobbs

The singer-songwriter and rising film composer reveals how she was seduced by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s doppelgänger drama.

“Virtual cinemas” aim to take US arthouse theaters online – and into the future

By Charles Bramesco

150 movie theaters have signed up for the possibly game-changing Kino Marquee.

Discover this bizarre B-movie riff on The Exorcist

By Anton Bitel

Warner Bros took legal action over 1974’s Beyond the Door, but its differences from Friedkin’s film are more striking than its similarities.

Watch: Hallyu Forever – The Korean Wave Explained

By Will Webb

How South Korean cinema’s domestic boom in the late 1990s took over the world.

The danger of looking in Brian De Palma’s Sisters

By Tom Williams

The director critiques society’s voyeuristic tendencies in this Hitchcock homage from 1972.

Hulu’s Hillary is an intimate portrait of a polarising figure

By Emma Fraser

This four-part profile of the former Presidential Candidate reveals a woman who keeps the world at arm’s length.

This filmmaker used Barbie dolls to storyboard her debut feature

By Stefania Sarrubba

Director Kelly Walker explains how she came up with a novel solution to a creative problem.

Curzon Home Cinema launches online live Q&A series

By Hannah Woodhead

Watch a film, then stick around for a cosy chat with the likes of Céline Sciamma and Mia Hansen-Løve.

Haifaa Al Mansour: ‘It’s amazing to shape art in Saudi Arabia’

By Fatima Sheriff

The Saudi Arabian iconoclast details the tribulations of making The Perfect Candidate.

A new relief fund will provide aid to the UK’s film and TV industries

By Charles Bramesco

Netflix has already pledged £1 million in a joint venture with BFI and The Film and TV Charity.

Why Luis Buñuel’s bourgeois satires are perfect pandemic viewing

By Jake Cole

The Spanish master’s back catalogue is filled with pertinent messages, including a parody of social distancing.

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