Michael Mann’s maligned 2006 remake is quite unlike any Hollywood blockbuster before or since.
Twenty years on, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s landmark show reminds us that a good idea is a good idea forever.
Monte Hellman’s cult road movie remains the perfect encapsulation of ’60s ennui and life on America’s margins.
By Gem Wheeler
George C Scott and Joanne Woodward are a perfect match in this cunning pastiche of the Great Detective.
How a five-second shot from 1994’s Three Colours: Blue captures the protagonist’s sense of grief and loss.
By Lorna Codrai
In defying the dumb blonde trope, Reese Witherspoon gave us a new kind of female protagonist to root for.
By Adam Scovell
Throughout the 1970s an exciting subgenre dominated Italian cinema, combined action and crime to dizzying effect.
Hettie Macdonald’s 1996 film contains a beautiful message of queer acceptance and togetherness.
Her sharp-tongued turn in Howard Hawks’ 1953 comedy is the perfect foil for Marilyn Monroe’s bimbo act.
Joan Tewkesbury’s sole directorial effort stars Talia Shire as a woman on a journey to rediscover herself.
For a film that actively disengages from popular American culture, the Indian dance sequence is a perfect fit.
In her provocative 2001 film, Catherine Breillat holds a mirror to society before smashing it to pieces.
By Thomas Hobbs
Billy Wilder’s 1951 noir has obvious parallels with our current age of fake news and alternative facts.
By Leila Latif
A new restoration of his long out-of-print 1968 film Mandabi offers cause to celebrate the late Senegalese maverick.
The simmering sexual tension in Jacques Deray’s 1969 film is perfectly encapsulated by the actor’s striking attire.
Bob Dylan’s famously misshapen and maligned rock satire from 2002 is deserving of a re-evaluation.
Her role blurs the line between real life and fiction in Olivier Assayas’ love letter to the actress and filmmaking.