By Oumar Saleh
In breaking from franchise tradition, this maligned 2002 slasher foreshadowed the rise of live streaming and viral fame.
By James Clarke
This teenage drama from 1983 is the pinnacle of the director’s career-long obsession with the passage of time.
By Jarek Kupsc
Gene Hackman maniacally navigates New York’s crime world in William Friedkin’s enduring procedural.
By Mark Allison
In The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, Dalton created the template for Daniel Craig’s hard-edged 21st century Bond.
Foul language and filthy humour characterise the cruel, cynical world of this hardboiled Boston-set crime-drama.
Released in 1981, Walter Hill’s backwater thriller is at once a celebration and a critique of masculinity in crisis.
By Gina Tonic
John Cameron Mitchell’s cult 2001 musical drama is a poignant reminder of the power of being yourself.
By Weiting Liu
Though never released in mainland china Stanley Kwan’s cult 2001 melodrama fully deserves its cult status.
By Steph Green
Powered by Kathleen Turner’s entrancing performance, the 1981 film ushered in a bold new era for woman on screen.
Before she became a bona fide movie star, Olsen announced herself as an actor with fearless instincts in Sean Durkin’s directorial debut.
By Adam Scovell
Compared to other films of the counter-culture era, Eastwood’s directorial debut looks at the darker side of Free Love.
By Ian Wang
Po-Chih Leong’s 1986 feature, the first by a British Chinese director, was a landmark release. So why has it been largely forgotten?
In David Lean’s dreamy 1955 romance, the Hollywood icon subtly plays with her usual screen persona.
Michael Mann’s maligned 2006 remake is quite unlike any Hollywood blockbuster before or since.
Twenty years on, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s landmark show reminds us that a good idea is a good idea forever.
Monte Hellman’s cult road movie remains the perfect encapsulation of ’60s ennui and life on America’s margins.
By Gem Wheeler
George C Scott and Joanne Woodward are a perfect match in this cunning pastiche of the Great Detective.