By Xuanlin Tham
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Tsui Hark's take on a Chinese folktale is a breathtaking allegory for our inhospitable world.
Two decades after its release, Guy Maddin's eccentric Prohibition era satire speaks to a contemporary obsession with corporatising pain.
More than three decades after it was made, this landmark work defies classification – a portrait of young people caught between warring countries, attempting to have a typical childhood.
Two decades on, Michael Bay's nihilistic, hyper-violent police drama serves as a state of the union address.
By Greg Cwik
Fifty years since William Friedkin unleashed a demon at the multiplex, the impressive performances of Max von Sydow and Jason Miller are as haunting as ever.
By Raine Petrie
As an anniversary restoration of Jonathan Demme and Talking Heads' landmark concert film hits cinemas, it remains a landmark in autistic representation on screen.
By Sarah Cleary
Stars including Katherine Hepburn and Gloria Swanson appeared on Dick Cavett's seminal American talk show – a reminder that the televised interview is something of a lost art.
By Sam Moore
Twenty-five years on, Steven Spielberg's World War Two epic completely revolutionised the way Hollywood thought about depicting conflict on screen.
Filmmakers including Barbara Hammer and Karen Everett explore various facets of lesbian culture in their unabashed, lo-fi films, celebrating the defiant acts of queer joy and activism.
By Kyle Turner
Billy Ray's 2003 thriller about a young journalist who fabricated stories for The New Republic is a curious relic two decades on, with an undercurrent of homoerotic tension.
As Park Chan-wook's seminal revenge thriller turns 20, it remains one of South Korean cinema's most piercing political indictments.
A new BFI season highlights the incredible cinematic legacy of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, who saw film as a tool to bring power to the people.
By Daniel Allen
Half a century on, George Lucas's seminal teen movie casts a long shadow across both the coming-of-age genre and filmmaker autofiction.
A writer reflects on how watching Greta Gerwig's Little Women led to a life-changing revelation, and the comfort found in her cinema of girlhood.
By Micah Nathan
The film that introduced Bruce Lee to the American mainstream was sadly his last – but its power is still palpable five decades later.
Tom Cruise and Marvel can't hold a candle to Aardman Animation's nail-biting stop animation sequence in the classic Wallace and Gromit adventure.
In his only produced screenplay, the American titan of literature painted a bleak picture of the logical endpoint of greed.