In Praise Of

I’m Still Listening – Why Frasier remains my favourite ’90s sitcom

By William Carroll

Twenty-five years on, the show’s mix of high-brow humour and genuine heart is as appealing as ever.

Why I love Patricia Arquette’s performance in True Romance

By Justine Smith

Her role as lovestruck sex worker Alabama is among the most compelling characters of the 1990s.

The camp, satirical aesthetic of queer classic But I’m a Cheerleader

By Megan Wallace

Jamie Babbit’s film offers a more comedic critique of conversion therapy.

How Smithereens captured the scuzzy charm of post-punk New York

By Shane O’Reilly

Susan Seidelman’s debut feature is an unflinching portrait of the city’s underground scene.

The enduring legacy of Claudia Weill’s Girlfriends

By Katie Goh

This overlooked classic pioneered an entire subgenre of films about women living in the big city.

Red Earth Resistance – Remembering Geronimo: An American Legend

By James Clarke

Walter Hill’s under-appreciated historical drama reminds us how powerful Hollywood cinema can be.

The dark heart of Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes

By Adam Scovell

The British filmmaking pair’s 1948 masterpiece is an elegant ballet of myth and fairy tale.

Please Stand By was the film I needed after my autism diagnosis

By Chloe Smith

Ben Lewin’s 2017 film allowed me to better understand my condition and myself.

How The Stairs provides an honest insight into drug addiction

By Manuela Lazic

Hugh Gibson’s 2016 documentary is a sensitive and important portrait of addicts in Toronto.

How Session 9 explores the horrors of toxic masculinity

By Thomas Hobbs

This forgotten 2001 horror set in an abandoned asylum offers a pertinent look at a modern issue.

Why Small Soldiers is one of the deepest kids’ movies ever made

By Nathan Smith

There’s a sly satiric message at the heart of Joe Dante’s 1998 tale of action figures running amuck.

Remembering Yellow Submarine and Head at 50

By Ethan Warren

How do these psychedelic fantasias, starring The Beatles and The Monkees respectively, hold up today?

Why I love David Thewlis’ performance in Naked

By William Carroll

The British actor casts a gaunt, morbid, uncompromisingly human figure in Mike Leigh’s nocturnal London odyssey.

Why Bringing Up Baby is my favourite classic Hollywood comedy

By Adam Scovell

Howard Hawks’ screwball is one of the first truly great sound comedies.

Discover the secret ending to Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Georgina Guthrie

The unresolved conclusion to Peter Weir’s film is much more satisfying than the posthumously published final chapter.

‘What a woman will do for a good f*ck’ – Julia Cotton’s sexual agency in Hellraiser

By Kaite Welsh

All hail the lusty, bitchy antiheroine of Clive Barker’s visceral 1987 body horror.

Good afternoon, good evening and good night: The Truman Show at 20

By Shane O’Reilly

Jim Carrey’s portrayal of a man trapped in his own reality TV show remains as captivating as ever.

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