By Anna Cale
Sixty years on, Val Guest’s delightfully murky musical satire retains a defiantly British sensibility.
By Adam Scovell
For all of its seething male energy, it’s the film’s young female lead who emerges as its star performer.
In 1979, the first Australian film directed by a woman since the silent era signalled a new dawn for female authorship.
The radical ethics of Hayao Miyazaki’s fearless heroine still resonates today.
From unqualified disaster to visionary epic, critical opinion on Michael Cimino’s 1980 western has shifted over the years.
By Paul Ridd
The low-rent British gangster series has a lot more to offer than brainless, brutal violence.
By Nicole Davis
Paul Mazursky’s 1978 divorce drama contains one of cinema’s most authentic portrayals of womanhood.
By Emily Gett
From Senator Padmé to Jacqueline Kennedy, the actor has always relished playing complex, self-empowered characters.
By Amanda Keats
Linda Hamilton’s return in Dark Fate reminds us why her complex heroine is so vital to the series.
By Jake Cole
Released in 1999, Bringing Out the Dead is a clear response to the perceived ambiguity of Taxi Driver.
Her playful, emotionally nuanced turn is the beating heart of Billy Wilder’s classic romantic comedy.
By James Clarke
In praise of David Lynch’s 1999 drama, a film about moving slowly and gently in a hard and fast world.
By Lynsey Ford
Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera, Franc Roddam’s Brit drama remains a thrilling testament to youth in revolt.
By Jack King
Director Mark Waters on how his hit high school comedy turned into a font of gif-based rejoinders.
When it comes to prestige Oscar bait and misguided multimillion-dollar behemoths, sometimes it’s good to be bad.
By Rich Johnson
Condemned as ‘un-American’ upon release, Fred Zinnemann’s 1954 classic remains one of the most forward-thinking films of its era.
Tracy Flick’s almost thwarted candidacy is an eerie presage of our current political climate.