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Discover the sly social critique of this Reagan-era teen thriller

By Anton Bitel

Sean S Cunningham’s The New Kids sees James Spader terrorise a group of upwardly-mobile youths.

A new documentary revisits the Tokyo gas attack 25 years on

By Matt Turner

In Me and the Cult Leader, filmmaker and survivor Atsushi Sakahara confronts both his own trauma and that of a nation.

Why Britannia Hospital remains a savage British satire

By Austin Collings

Lindsay Anderson’s spiky Thatcher-era comedy is the perfect sign off to his Mick Travis trilogy.

Looking beyond the violence of Baise-moi

By Daisy Phillipson

Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi explore sexual agency, trauma and the power of female friendship in this controversial 2000 thriller.

On Location: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

By Adam Scovell

A visit to two London locations featured in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Technicolor masterpiece.

Meet the women tackling racism in UK film and TV

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nisha Parti and Indira Varma discuss their experiences in the industry, and why they’re optimistic for change.

Barry Jenkins is dramatizing a gorilla conservation doc for Netflix

By Charles Bramesco

Leonardo DiCaprio is also producing the narrative adaptation of the film Virunga.

The production designer who uses location as inspiration

By Michael Fordham

Surviving the perils of solo creativity is tough. In the latest instalment of our series supporting artists through lockdown, Bobbie Cousins evokes a world that’s seldom seen.

A young girl voyages into outer space in the Over the Moon trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The latest film from Pearl Studio and celebrated animator Glen Keane arrives on Netflix this year.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Jackass 3D

By Hannah Woodhead

Hannah Woodhead delves into the myriad thrills and spills of MTV’s finest export.

Covideo Classics: Scenes from The Whitehouse

By Little White Lies

The lights are on, but there’s nobody home...

We need to talk about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…

By Saffron Maeve

I loved Steven Spielberg’s film growing up, but its offensive Indian stereotypes make it hard to watch today.

Perry Mason revival delivers with the case of the enticing origin story

By Emma Fraser

HBO’s prequel series sees Matthew Rhys take on the role of the famed Los Angeles defence lawyer.

What’s old is new again in Lupin III: The First

By Kambole Campbell

The classic Japanese manga series makes the jump from 2D to 3D, and makes it look easy.

James Gray to team up with Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac

By Charles Bramesco

The Ad Astra director is in the early stages of prepping his next feature, Armageddon Time.

Revisiting White Dog, Samuel Fuller’s powerful anti-racism allegory

By Kia Rahnama

The director’s controversial 1982 thriller subverts the “white saviour” myth still perpetuated by Hollywood.

A new film explores the history of mass incarceration and house music in America

By Hannah Clugston

Bring Down the Walls suggests that the dance floor can provide liberation from oppressive judicial policies.

Why mansplaining ruins Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

By Sally Nolan

The patronising psychiatrist’s explanation strips away the mystery and fear that Hitchcock so impressively builds.

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