Part one of our bumper survey of the noughties, featuring Avatar, Borat! and Requiem for a Dream.
By Simon Bland
The director reflects on the making of his 2010 buddy cop comedy, and the serious message at its heart.
But no need to worry – it’s just for their new movie Don’t Look Up.
By Tom Duggins
Film is no longer the most culturally important medium for young people, but some directors are striking back.
Adam McKay’s played-for-laughs portrait of former VP Dick Cheney strays into Bond villain parody.
Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Yorgos Lanthimos all look like early contenders for major awards.
The Hollywood veteran is coming out of retirement for a new version of Maren Ade’s sublime comedy.
Let us count the ways we love Adam McKay’s 2008 comic masterwork.