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David Squires on… Who could be the next James Bond

By Little White Lies

With Daniel Craig out of the picture, our resident cartoonist makes a few suggestions for who could inherit the iconic tux.

Jeymes Samuel: ‘Movie westerns have lied to us our whole lives’

By Rogan Graham

The singer-songwriter known as The Bullitts slinks into the role of filmmaker with his super fun revisionist western, The Harder They Fall.

The Harder They Fall – first-look review

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded revenge western boldly reframes cowboy mythology for a modern audience.

How The French Connection reinvented the Hollywood cop movie

By Jarek Kupsc

Gene Hackman maniacally navigates New York’s crime world in William Friedkin’s enduring procedural.

Peter Dinklage and a few musical numbers liven up a classic in the Cyrano trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The latest film from Joe Wright brings his signature theatricality to Rostand’s timeless romance.

The best international genre films at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

By Erin Brady

Mercenaries and demonic encounters featured in some of the most interesting films that played at this year’s TIFF.

Simon Rex is a dirtbag triumphant in the trailer for Sean Baker’s Red Rocket

By Charles Bramesco

He plays a washed-up porn star hungry for a second chance in this drama set around the Texan fringes.

C’mon C’mon – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Woody Norman play uncle and nephew in Mike Mills’ tender drama about a family in flux.

A cinematic road trip that’s not to be missed

By Little White Lies

The Calvert Journal Film Festival offers a unique survey of work from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Netflix’s Maid is an unfiltered portrayal of single motherhood

By Roxanne Sancto

Margaret Qualley gives a stunning performance in this 10-part drama about a young mum who escapes an abusive relationship.

J Mascis: ‘In the early days, venues banned us for being too loud’

By Greg Wetherall

With the release of Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr, the frontman reflects on the band’s rollercoaster journey.

Joanna Hogg’s memoir goes meta in the first trailer for The Souvenir Part II

By Charles Bramesco

Honor Swinton-Byrne reprises her role as the writer/director’s on-screen avatar in the forthcoming sequel.

How comic books conquered the world

By Little White Lies

A new partnership between Terra Virtua and Dynamite is set to herald a new age of comic book fandom.

Paul Thomas Anderson takes us back in time with the Licorice Pizza trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In ’70s SoCal, a tentative romance blossoms between cool girl Alana Haim and newcomer Cooper Hoffman.

Why Timothy Dalton is the best James Bond actor

By Mark Allison

In The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, Dalton created the template for Daniel Craig’s hard-edged 21st century Bond.

Întregalde – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Three aid workers are led on a detour through darkest Transylvania in Radu Muntean’s allegorical intergenerational drama.

Why excessive swearing is essential to Martin Scorsese’s The Departed

By Susannah Goldsbrough

Foul language and filthy humour characterise the cruel, cynical world of this hardboiled Boston-set crime-drama.

The Tragedy of Macbeth – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Something Coen this way comes... Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in this innovative take on the Bard.

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