In Praise Of

Why I Love Max von Sydow’s Performance in Shame

By Adam Scovell

The Swedish-born actor is at his transfixing best in Ingmar Bergman’s 1968 drama.

Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank and the resilience of youth

By Beth Piket

The British director’s 2009 drama offers a child’s perspective of life below the poverty line.

Fuel Injected Future: Remembering Mad Max at 40

By James Clarke

How George Miller’s 1979 debut feature helped set the post-apocalyptic genre in motion.

Go at 20 – How this teen movie captured LA rave culture at its best

By Beth Webb

Doug Liman’s film exists as a perfect time capsule of youth at the end of a decade.

In praise of Hellboy – Why this subversive superhero movie still slays

By Daniel Seddon

Guillermo del Toro’s cigar-chewing monster remains one of cinema’s most compelling anti-heroes.

In praise of William Castle – undisputed king of cinema gimmickry

By James McMahon

A pioneer of 4D screenings, the American B-movie director was a born showman.

The Matrix at 20 – How this high-tech classic hacked Hollywood

By Al Horner

The Wachowskis’ 1999 action sci-fi changed blockbuster cinema, altering its code forever.

Up With People: In Remembrance of Agnès Varda

By David Jenkins

The beloved French filmmaker, who has passed away aged 90, leaves behind a peerless body of work.

The Girlfriend Experience is the best film about the financial crash

By Annie Lord

Sasha Grey’s high-class escort exists in a world where economic crisis is an ever-present spectre.

10 years on, Watchmen remains a vital comic book adaptation

By Hannah Woodhead

Zack Snyder’s ambitious and divisive take on Alan Moore’s graphic novel deserves a second look.

In praise of Wings of Desire, a celebration of life, love and small things

By Ned Carter Miles

Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece is a uniquely life-affirming reflection on human experience.

Work still sucks – Remembering Office Space at 20

By Gem Wheeler

Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy brilliantly captured the dingy, coffee-ringed mundanity of the workplace.

In praise of Blue – Derek Jarman’s haunting reflection on HIV

By Max Ramsay

The pioneering British filmmaker’s final work remains a profoundly personal and poetic work.

Why Takashi Miike’s Audition is a piercing feminist film in disguise

By Daisy Phillipson

There’s so much more to this J-horror hit than meets the punctured eye.

Why I love Barbara Stanwyck’s performance in Double Indemnity

By Adam Scovell

The silver screen icon subverted her heroine image to deliver one of Hollywood’s most memorable villains.

Why The Witch Who Came from the Sea is my favourite Video Nasty

By Marta Djordjevic

Matt Cimber’s tragic tale achieves a depth and symbolism not commonly found in exploitation films of its time.

In praise of Paul Newman, Director

By Justine Smith

From Rachel, Rachel to The Glass Menagerie, we look back at the Hollywood icon’s underappreciated work behind the camera.

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