By Adam Scovell
His portrayal of wild-eyed samurai warrior in Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ is simply iconic.
By Tom Williams
The director critiques society’s voyeuristic tendencies in this Hitchcock homage from 1972.
By Jake Cole
The Spanish master’s back catalogue is filled with pertinent messages, including a parody of social distancing.
Otto Preminger’s 1947 love triangle with a postwar twist sees the Hollywood star at her bristling best.
The director’s slow cinema musical from 1998 sees a mysterious epidemic send Taipei into lockdown.
The sleaze king of Hollywood cinema paved the way for a generation of filmmakers, evading post-Code censors with his “nudie-cuties”.
By Emily Cashen
Two decades on from its UK release, this sprawling epic still has much to teach us about the joys of letting go.
By Sam Thompson
With its Southern Gothic setting and Tony Todd on top form once again, the 1995 sequel deserves a second look.
Penny Lane, the complicated, free-spirited heroine of Cameron Crowe’s coming-of-age classic, is played to perfection.
Watching Certain Women as a severely depressed 17-year-old, I saw my own feelings of isolation reflected back at me.
By James Clarke
On the 80th anniversary of Disney’s animation, we look at the different ways this magical fable has been interpreted.
Before he moved into films, the director conceived a bold, unromanticised vision of the American frontier.
With the release of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue on Netflix, we look back at one of their unsung greats.
By Zoe Crombie
Tomomi Mochizuki’s teenage love triangle drama is fascinating outlier in the studio’s catalogue.
An ode to perhaps the greatest gross-out set-piece ever committed to film.
Alongside her future partner, Clark Gable, this 1932 romantic comedy established Lombard as a bona fide movie star.
By Adam Scovell
Howard Hawks’ 1940 film remains one of Hollywood’s finest and most radical comedies.