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LWLies 97: The All the Beauty and the Bloodshed issue – Out now!

By Little White Lies

Discover our punk zine homage to Laura Poitras’ extraordinary non-fiction portrait of photographer Nan Goldin.

How Rob Zombie put his own spin on a television classic

By Anton Bitel

The horror director turns his attention to comedy and romance with his prequel version of The Munsters.

Beyond Interpretation: How a new crop of American films embody our paranoid times

By Chris Cassingham

A new season at London's ICA examines the contemporary social and political state of the Land of the Free.

Are audience appetites for social satire being satisfied?

By S.L. Page

A spate of recent films use food and fine dining to explore themes of injustice and performance – but do they have anything novel to say?

In the age of anti-police sentiment, why do we still love detective stories so much?

By Katie Tobin

Despite increased distrust in policing, films about detective work have only become more popular, achieving both financial and critical acclaim.

How Bleeder was a landmark for Nicolas Winding Refn’s distinctive style

By Jonah Jeng

As Copenhagen Cowboy hits Netflix, it's a good time to revisit NWR's underrated sophomore feature.

Composer Michael Giacchino will turn director with a remake of sci-fi classic Them!

By Charles Bramesco

The Oscar-winning musician is planning a fresh take on the 1954 killer-ant B-picture.

Chinonye Chukwu: ‘I felt that the camera cannot be a voyeuristic lens’

By Rogan Graham

The director of Till speaks about the challenges of portraying a traumatic piece of American Black history on screen.

The classic Italian political drama about the tyranny of industrial capitalism

By Anton Bitel

Elio Petri's The Working Class Goes to Heaven remains a sobering portrait of life as a cog in the oppressive machine.

A new batch of films explore the importance of whisper networks in protecting women

By Callie Petch

She Said, Call Jane, Hidden Letters and Women Talking form a quartet that depicts how women have worked to create their own means of rebelling against abuses from the patriarchy.

101 films to look forward to in 2023 – part two

By Little White Lies

Part two of our annual preview heralds the arrival of new films from the likes of Pawel Pawlikowski, Michel Gondry and Kitty Green.

101 films to look forward to in 2023 – part one

By Little White Lies

As we ring in the new year, it's time to look ahead to the cinematic riches that the next twelve months might offer us.

The 30 best films of 2022

By Hannah Strong

The LWLies team count down their favourite cinematic experiences from an embarrassment of movie riches.

Is HFR the future of blockbuster cinema?

By Ben Schwartz

Avatar: The Way of Water is the latest film to utilise this tricky technology, which aims to bring audiences even closer to the action they see on screen.

What does it take to bring a film back to life?

By Carmen Paddock

A new restoration of Thorold Dickinson's The Queen of Spades highlights the importance and painstaking nature of the film preservation process.

LWLies’ favourite line readings of 2022

By Charles Bramesco

Our writers choose their favourite snippets of dialogue from this year's cinematic offerings, from the absurd to the hysterical.

Vicky Krieps: ‘I would close my eyes and hold Sissi on my right hand and Romy Schneider on my left’

By Marina Ashioti

The star of Marie Kreutzer's Corsage reveals the demanding details of portraying an empress.

The Old Rose scenes in Titanic are important, actually

By Yasmin Omar

As James Cameron’s generation-defining blockbuster turns 25, it’s high time to reconsider the narrative value of the film’s often-maligned framing device.

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