In Praise Of

Is this the clearest insight into Martin Scorsese’s moral perspective?

By Jake Cole

Released in 1999, Bringing Out the Dead is a clear response to the perceived ambiguity of Taxi Driver.

Why I love Audrey Hepburn’s performance in Sabrina

By Lauren Pinnington

Her playful, emotionally nuanced turn is the beating heart of Billy Wilder’s classic romantic comedy.

Why The Straight Story remains one of the great American road movies

By James Clarke

In praise of David Lynch’s 1999 drama, a film about moving slowly and gently in a hard and fast world.

Mods and sods – Remembering Quadrophenia at 40

By Lynsey Ford

Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera, Franc Roddam’s Brit drama remains a thrilling testament to youth in revolt.

‘Is butter a carb?’ How Mean Girls became Meme Girls

By Jack King

Director Mark Waters on how his hit high school comedy turned into a font of gif-based rejoinders.

In praise of the hate-watch

By Hannah Woodhead

When it comes to prestige Oscar bait and misguided multimillion-dollar behemoths, sometimes it’s good to be bad.

How the politics of High Noon forged a new path for the western

By Rich Johnson

Condemned as ‘un-American’ upon release, Fred Zinnemann’s 1954 classic remains one of the most forward-thinking films of its era.

Twenty years on, Election feels more relevant than ever

By Patrick Sproull

Tracy Flick’s almost thwarted candidacy is an eerie presage of our current political climate.

How Shock Corridor reflected the madness of 1960s America

By Rich Johnson

Samuel Fuller’s murder mystery captures the fear and paranoia which beset postwar society.

How Bolaji Badejo’s performance brought Alien’s xenomorph to life

By Jack Godwin

The Nigerian student with a physique like a “Giacometti sculpture“ was a perfect fit for HR Giger’s monster.

The transgressive adventures of Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg

By BP Flanagan

The pair’s six pre-Code Paramount films remain the ultimate synthesis of star and director.

Remembering Tom Hiddleston as Joanna Hogg’s muse

By Beatrice Loayza

He may have hit pay dirt at Marvel, but Hiddleston found his acting feet as the British director’s roguish muse.

How David Cronenberg’s Crash helped me overcome my fear of driving

By Brian Quinn

Following a traumatic childhood accident, this psychosexual oddity empowered me to take back control.

Loss, grief and brotherhood in Shane Meadows’ Dead Man’s Shoes

By Anna Cale

Paddy Considine plays an ex-Para seeking revenge in this hard-hitting psychological thriller from 2004.

How Mae West took on the Hollywood studio system

By Lynsey Ford

In the pre-code era, the trailblazing Hollywood star used her sly humour and sex appeal to thrill audiences.

In praise of Quentin Tarantino, inglourious feminist

By Hermione Sylvester

Accusations that the director’s work is misogynistic for enacting violence against women are wide of the mark.

The Vietnam War movie they wanted you to forget

By Christina Newland

Ignored by the media and undermined by Nixon, Winter Soldier remains a vital snapshot of the counterculture era.

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