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Homoeroticism and sexual repression in Wake in Fright

By Patrick Sproull

Ted Kotcheff’s visceral, queer-coded descent into one man’s personal hell refuses to adhere to expectations.

From far, far away to 4chan – The surprising legacy of Shrek

By Simon Bland

Directors Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson reflect on the cultural afterlife of their 2001 computer animation.

The Craft at 25 – A dark rite of passage for teenage covens

By Stefania Sarrubba

Andrew Fleming’s 1996 film offers a spellbinding blend of Wiccan rituals and high school politics.

Satyajit Ray at 100: The musical genius behind the auteur

By Arun AK

The famed filmmaker was also a gifted composer, often blending Indian and Western classical music.

The mind-blowing legacy of David Cronenberg’s Scanners

By David Robb

The director’s 1981 body horror feels increasingly relevant in our age of technological dependency.

20 years on, Josie and the Pussycats sharpens its claws

By Annie Lyons

The cult classic forgoes subtlety and delivers its anti-consumerist message with on-the-nose camp.

Why I love Kate Winslet’s performance in Heavenly Creatures

By Orla Smith

Her breakthrough role in Peter Jackson’s 1994 drama instantly set the stage for her movie stardom.

Steven Yeun is finally getting his dues

By Hannah Strong

From The Walking Dead to Minari, we chart the amazing journey of this Oscar-nominated star.

How Brendan Fraser invented the modern himbo

By Anna Bogutskaya

His performances in Encino Man, George of the Jungle and Blast from the Past set the blueprint for the buff, unthreatening leading man.

Why I love Dirk Bogarde’s performance in The Servant

By Emilia Rolewicz

His manipulative housekeeper at the centre of Joseph Losey’s 1963 film is a sly subversion of his star persona.

How capitalism breeds blue-collar burnout in Thief

By Blaise Radley

In Michael Mann’s scorching debut, James Caan chases a dream he knows he can never achieve.

“We were projecting forward” – James McTeigue on V for Vendetta at 15

By Simon Bland

The director reflects on the making and lasting cultural impact of his 2005 dystopian thriller.

In the Land of the Deaf remains a watershed for sign language cinema

By Isabelle Bucklow

Nicolas Philibert’s 1992 documentary is a sensitive and affecting portrayal of the deaf experience.

How Get Carter dispelled the myth of the British gangster

By Mark Allison

In 1971, Michael Caine recast the cheery cockney crim as a decidedly nasty and unglamorous antihero.

Why I love Jean Harlow’s performance in Wife vs Secretary

By Lauren Pinnington

Her easy charm and chemistry with Clark Gable elevates this otherwise unremarkable workplace rom-com.

How Tod Browning’s Dracula changed horror cinema forever

By Adam Scovell

The 1931 film put the Count firmly on the cultural map and moved the genre on from its silent origins.

Trust No One: The lingering paranoia of The Parallax View

By Saffron Maeve

Alan J Pakula’s prescient 1974 political thriller sees Warren Beatty infiltrate a shady organisation.

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