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“There were times when I was sore from laughing” – Adam McKay on The Other Guys at 10

By Simon Bland

The director reflects on the making of his 2010 buddy cop comedy, and the serious message at its heart.

How Palm Springs breaks the problematic pattern of time-loop romances

By Stefania Sarrubba

Cristin Milioti’s character subverts the passive love interest trope seen in Groundhog Day and About Time.

“I wanted it to feel like entering a world that makes you happy” – Amy Heckerling on Clueless at 25

By Simon Bland

The writer/director muses on one of the best and most beloved literary adaptations of modern times.

Whisper of the Heart remains Studio Ghibli’s most moving outlier

By Kambole Campbell

The first and only film from Miyazaki protégé Yoshifumi Kondo stands among the studio’s best works.

The Japanese cult classic that paved the way for the modern female action hero

By James Balmont

In 1972’s Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Meiko Kaji emerged as a bona fide, badass star.

Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

By Brian Quinn

Beyond its anti-war rhetoric, the Czech director’s version of the Broadway musical is a story of same-sex love.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Jackass 3D

By Hannah Woodhead

Hannah Woodhead delves into the myriad thrills and spills of MTV’s finest export.

Revisiting White Dog, Samuel Fuller’s powerful anti-racism allegory

By Kia Rahnama

The director’s controversial 1982 thriller subverts the “white saviour” myth still perpetuated by Hollywood.

Why Spike Lee’s She Hate Me deserves a second look

By Erik Nielsen

Dismissed by critics at the time, this sometimes ridiculous corporate satire from 2004 has lost none of its bite.

How The Asphalt Jungle changed the face of American noir

By Adam Scovell

John Huston’s heist classic, starring Sterling Hayden and Marilyn Monroe, emphasised the grittiness of the postwar era.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Goodfellas

By Christina Newland

Christina Newland takes solace in Martin Scorsese’s brutally violent, blackly comic mob classic.

Is Rififi still the greatest heist movie ever made?

By Soham Gadre

Jules Dassin’s blacklisting from Hollywood led him to create this superlative 1955 crime thriller.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: The Triplets of Belleville

By Charles Bramesco

Charles Bramesco basks in the soothing whimsy of Sylvain Chomet’s animated marvel from 2003.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Way Out West

By David Jenkins

This Laurel and Hardy gem from 1937 reminds David Jenkins of a time when he almost died laughing.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Grosse Pointe Blank

By Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward reflects on the timeless appeal of George Armitage’s alt-rom-com from 1997.

My Comfort Blanket Movie: Music and Lyrics

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie Monks Kaufman sings the praises of Marc Lawrence’s pop hit of a rom-com from 2007.

Why it’s time to revisit this landmark British LGBT+ drama

By Katie Goh

Ron Peck’s Nighthawks survives as much more than a historical document of gay life in a bygone era.

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