In Praise Of

Hollywood could still learn a thing or two from Tim Burton’s Batman

By Kambole Campbell

The director’s vision of Gotham City remains one of blockbuster cinema’s greatest creations.

Why Seed of Chucky holds a special place in my heart

By Sam Mauro

As a horror obsessive and trans woman, I found a filthy acceptance in this sleazy Child’s Play sequel.

Why the politics of Derek Jarman’s late films are so important

By Sam Moore

In a time of political uncertainty, his bold representations of queerness remain as vital and relevant as ever.

The Muppet Movie at 40 – Jim Henson’s fuzzy testament to friendship

By Aimee Knight

The birth of the Muppet Cinematic Universe remains a high water mark for family moviemaking.

Fear of the feminine in David Cronenberg’s The Brood

By Millicent Thomas

In the director’s 1979 body horror, maternal functions are a source of repulsion and terror.

The sex appeal of Harvey Keitel

By Justine Smith

The actor has always been willing to bare all for a role, but no one has captured his erotic charisma better than Jane Campion.

An occultist’s guide to David Lynch’s Blue Velvet

By Daisy Phillipson

Exploring the suggestive imagery and symbolic language in the director’s 1986 cult favourite.

Going to Graceland – Revisiting Mystery Train at 30

By William Carroll

Jim Jarmusch’s 1989 film is a melodic ode to an America of drifters, tourists and lonesome wanderers.

Portrait of Jennie remains one of Hollywood’s strangest melodramas

By Gem Wheeler

William Dieterle’s 1948 film is an enthralling meditation on memory, loss and transformative power of art.

Full Metal Jacket and the personal horrors of war

By William Carroll

Stanley Kubrick’s thrilling study of the Vietnam War chooses individual narratives over a collective moral message.

Why I Love Max von Sydow’s Performance in Shame

By Adam Scovell

The Swedish-born actor is at his transfixing best in Ingmar Bergman’s 1968 drama.

Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank and the resilience of youth

By Beth Piket

The British director’s 2009 drama offers a child’s perspective of life below the poverty line.

Fuel Injected Future: Remembering Mad Max at 40

By James Clarke

How George Miller’s 1979 debut feature helped set the post-apocalyptic genre in motion.

Go at 20 – How this teen movie captured LA rave culture at its best

By Beth Webb

Doug Liman’s film exists as a perfect time capsule of youth at the end of a decade.

In praise of Hellboy – Why this subversive superhero movie still slays

By Daniel Seddon

Guillermo del Toro’s cigar-chewing monster remains one of cinema’s most compelling anti-heroes.

In praise of William Castle – undisputed king of cinema gimmickry

By James McMahon

A pioneer of 4D screenings, the American B-movie director was a born showman.

The Matrix at 20 – How this high-tech classic hacked Hollywood

By Al Horner

The Wachowskis’ 1999 action sci-fi changed blockbuster cinema, altering its code forever.

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