In Praise Of

Why I will always love The Bodyguard

By Nick Herrmann

The classic romantic drama starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston offers more than retro amusement value.

We must remember this – lessons learned from Casablanca

By Tom Joudrey

80 years on, Michael Curtiz's romantic drama retains a defiant spirit more relevant to our current political climate than it might first appear.

Inside Ugo Tognazzi’s cult of cuisine

By Eric Millman

Available in English for the first time in nearly 50 years, the legendary actor's culinary memoir reveals a passion rarely seen in his films.

How The Draughtsman’s Contract set the blueprint for the modern period piece

By Finlay Spencer

With its acerbic script and anachronistic flourishes, Peter Greenaway’s 1982 film is as fresh and funny as ever.

Why I love The Canyons

By Aryan Tauqeer Khawaja

Paul Schrader and Brett Easton Ellis's much-derided 2013 collaboration starring Lindsay Lohan is a sharper take on performance than it first appears.

Why I love Angela Lansbury’s performance in The Manchurian Candidate

By Johnny Restall

Lansbury sparkles as the machiavellian Eleanor Iselin in John Frankenheimer’s classic political neo-noir.

Why I love Kathy Burke’s performance in Nil by Mouth

By Adam Scovell

Her turn as a woman living under the thumb of an abusive husband is a masterclass in empathy and heartbreak.

Why I love Isabelle Huppert’s performance in Amateur

By Joe Flockhart

Huppert's role in Hal Hartley's 1995 black comedy curio remains one of her most interesting to date.

Chaos in the kitchen with The Bear and Boiling Point

By Henry Boon

This year, one television series and one film have captured the highs and lows of working in a professional kitchen.

How Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm stays warm 25 years later

By Kevin Bui

This chilly portrait of an all-American family is a fascinating and empathetic character study.

How The Chase set the topical, visceral tone for New Hollywood

By Chloe Walker

Though largely forgotten today, Arthur Penn’s 1966 crime thriller remains a fascinating precursor to a filmmaking revolution.

The enduring atmosphere of Road to Perdition

By Nick Herrmann

Two decades on from its release, Sam Mendes' mob thriller exudes a powerful sense of dread.

In Praise of Eastern Promises

By Rose Dymock

As David Cronenberg's gangster flick turns 15, it remains a refreshing depiction of London's underbelly.

Films to last a lifetime – RIP Jean-Luc Godard

By David Jenkins

In memory of one of cinema’s most formidable and pathfinding talents, who has died at the age of 91.

The romantic listlessness of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master

By Jeremy Arblaster

As this Thomas Pynchon-inspired drama turns 10, its portrayal of post-war malaise still has an undeniable allure.

John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy and the end of faith

By Sam Moore

As The Thing turns 40, its place within Carpenter's exploration of spiritual breakdown has never felt more prescient.

Why Meiko Kaji’s cult characters are still subversive in their strength

By Sam Moore

As Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion turns 50, Meiko Kaji's feminist action heroines are as thrilling to watch as ever.

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