Truth and Movies

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Looking into the heart of Miller’s Crossing

By David Jenkins

The Coen brothers’ classic gangland neo-noir remains one of their most potent and illusive works.

How GoldenEye reinvigorated the James Bond franchise

By Mark Allison

With a new 007 and more progressive sexual politics, this film brought the series up to speed with the modern world.

Silent Running remains a tender riposte to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001

By Brian Quinn

Directed by SFX visionary Douglas Trumbull, this homespun space odyssey is a far more soulful affair.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a terrifying look at the banality of evil

By Leila Latif

John McNaughton’s infamous 1986 horror possesses a raw nihilistic power and uncompromising brutality.

Transgressive femininity in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

By Eleanor Ring

The 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel sees the title character refuse to be tamed by marriage.

The sobering prescience of Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days

By Thomas Hobbs

The director’s 1995 tech noir isn’t her most critically or commercially successful film, but it might just be her most important.

Yield to the Night remains a powerful rallying cry for social change

By Anna Cale

This powerful Diana Dors prison drama from 1956 makes a compelling case against capital punishment.

Why Outrage remains a vital film for survivors of sexual violence

By Lizzy Dening

Ida Lupino’s 1950 drama about a young woman who is raped on her way home from work feels as urgent as ever.

10 years on, The Social Network is sharper than ever

By Luke Walpole

David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s inside look at the creation of Facebook has got better – and more prescient – with age.

How Takeshi Kitano went from comedian to crime auteur

By James Balmont

With his yakuza thriller Boiling Point, “Beat” Takeshi staked his claim as a serious filmmaker.

In praise of Robert Redford’s Ordinary People

By Rafaela Sales Ross

Redford’s directorial debut holds its ground as one of cinema’s most moving explorations of loss and guilt.

Why David Fincher’s Se7en is the perfect odd couple movie

By Lorna Codrai

As detectives Mills and Somerset, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman make for a dynamic, contradictory pairing.

Blood, Hair and Pain: Ginger Snaps at 20

By Anna Bogutskaya

The director, screenwriter and stars of the cult Canadian horror reflect on its legacy as a morbid love letter to teenage girls everywhere.

10 years on, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies still haunts me

By Lucas Oakeley

This searing drama forced me to confront the uncomfortable reality of my relatively privileged upbringing in the Middle East.

Why I love Alain Delon’s performance in Rocco and his Brothers

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The French screen idol is at his most open and vulnerable in Luchino Visconti’s 1960 crime drama.

The search for truth in Christopher Nolan’s Memento

By Daniel Broadley

Guy Pearce’s amnesia-suffering, tattoo-covered protagonist is cinema’s ultimate unreliable narrator.

Why I love Gene Hackman’s performance in The Conversation

By Alexander Boucher

His role as taciturn surveillance expert Harry Caul is a masterful portrayal of alienation and loneliness.

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