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Why filmmakers can’t resist the lure of lighthouses

By Natalie Stendall

From Shutter Island to The Lighthouse, these remote structures are soaked in mystery and symbolic meaning.

Anne Hathaway gets political in the trailer for Dee Rees’ latest

By Charles Bramesco

The Last Thing He Wanted will open at Sundance before hitting Netflix.

Opus Zero

By Hannah Strong

Willem Dafoe plays a composer who goes looking for answers in Mexico in this slow and meandering drama.

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Descend into madness with the first trailer for The Lighthouse

By Charles Bramesco

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star as two salty sea dogs in Robert Eggers’ follow-up to The Witch.

The seven best films from the 51st Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

By Ed Frankl

Melina León’s Song Without a Name and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse were among our highlights of this year’s Quinzaine.

Tommaso – first look review

By Tom Bond

Ferrara digs deep into his personal life to deliver a moving character study starring Willem Dafoe.

The Lighthouse – first look review

By Michael Leader

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are on top form in Robert Eggers’ stark maritime nightmare.

Everything we know about Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

By Charles Bramesco

Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss and Christoph Waltz are all entering the Wes-verse.

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse to premiere at the 51st Directors’ Fortnight

By Adam Woodward

The American director’s Robert Pattinson-starring horror is heading to Cannes.

At Eternity’s Gate

By Hannah Strong

Despite a fine turn from Willem Dafoe, Julian Schnabel’s Vincent van Gogh biopic is a messy affair.

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How eXistenZ predicted the gaming industry’s dark future

By Anton Bitel

David Cronenberg’s 1999 tech-thriller sees Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh enter a strange VR world.

Abel Ferrara has made a film about Rome’s most infamous square

By Holly Connolly

The director is joined by Willem Dafoe to explore the city’s Piazza Vittorio.

Mountain

By Joe Boden

This visually arresting documentary asks why we climb, but doesn’t offer any satisfactory answers.

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The Florida Project

By David Jenkins

There’s magic in every single frame of writer/director Sean Baker’s spellbinding latest.

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Watch the new trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

By Little White Lies

A sneak peek of how Kenneth Branagh has brought this classic Agatha Christie text to life once more.

The Florida Project – first look review

By David Jenkins

A shot of pure cinematic joy from Tangerine director Sean Baker – and a big highlight of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

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