The Coen brothers’ classic gangland neo-noir remains one of their most potent and illusive works.
By Mark Allison
With a new 007 and more progressive sexual politics, this film brought the series up to speed with the modern world.
By Brian Quinn
Directed by SFX visionary Douglas Trumbull, this homespun space odyssey is a far more soulful affair.
By Leila Latif
John McNaughton’s infamous 1986 horror possesses a raw nihilistic power and uncompromising brutality.
By Eleanor Ring
The 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel sees the title character refuse to be tamed by marriage.
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.
By Anna Cale
This powerful Diana Dors prison drama from 1956 makes a compelling case against capital punishment.
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.
By Luke Walpole
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s inside look at the creation of Facebook has got better – and more prescient – with age.
With his yakuza thriller Boiling Point, “Beat” Takeshi staked his claim as a serious filmmaker.
Redford’s directorial debut holds its ground as one of cinema’s most moving explorations of loss and guilt.
By Lorna Codrai
As detectives Mills and Somerset, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman make for a dynamic, contradictory pairing.
The director, screenwriter and stars of the cult Canadian horror reflect on its legacy as a morbid love letter to teenage girls everywhere.
This searing drama forced me to confront the uncomfortable reality of my relatively privileged upbringing in the Middle East.
The French screen idol is at his most open and vulnerable in Luchino Visconti’s 1960 crime drama.
Guy Pearce’s amnesia-suffering, tattoo-covered protagonist is cinema’s ultimate unreliable narrator.
His role as taciturn surveillance expert Harry Caul is a masterful portrayal of alienation and loneliness.