In Praise Of

Climbing the company ladder means a lot of bootlicking in I Was Born, But…

By Blaise Radley

Ninety years on, Yasujirō Ozu’s silent comedy about familial disillusion still makes salient points about life under capitalism.

In praise of Isabel Sandoval

By Lillian Crawford

Though her work remains undistributed in the UK, her superb film and TV episodes show an immense and unique talent on the rise.

Revisiting Le Havre’s portrait of the migrant crisis 10 years on

By Bora Rex

Aki Kaurismäki’s drama remains sadly relevant as refugees and migrants face perilous journeys and human rights abuses in search of better lives.

Why I love Kathy Bates’ performance in Misery

By Lucy Vipond

In her breakthrough lead role, Bates plays a reclusive nurse who takes her fandom to horrifying extremes.

Why Citizen Ruth has never felt more prescient

By Collin Preciado

As Roe v. Wade is controversially overturned, we revisit Alexander Payne’s dark satire of the American abortion lobby.

Why Imagine Me & You deserves to be remembered as a queer rom-com classic

By Chloe Smith

Ol Parker's story of a meet-cute between a bride and a florist shows that the LGBTQ+ community deserve their own rom-com canon.

Why I love Stephen Rea’s performance in The Crying Game

By Eleanor Brady

Three decades since its release, Neil Jordan's thriller about The Troubles remains a crucial and complex piece of Irish cinema.

20 years on, Scooby Doo is still a thrillingly silly throwback teen comedy

By Claire White

The unpretentious hijinks of Scooby, Shaggy and Mystery Inc. offer a nostalgic respite from the grim-dark state of current franchise fair.

What Price Hollywood: The Story of A Star is Born

By Trevor Johnston

George Cukor’s sublime take on stardom ranks among Judy Garland’s best work, but its production was mired in turmoil.

Why I love the DIY filmmaking of Once

By Natalie Marlin

John Carney’s microbudget musical proves that talent and creativity can result in an extraordinary cinematic experience.

Shin Ultraman is the culmination of a career indebted to a pop culture icon

By Alicia Haddick

As the cult Japanese hero receives a new live-action outing, we explore Ultraman’s influence on Hideaki Anno.

Movies, Now More than Ever: Robert Altman’s The Player at 30

By Joe Flockhart

As multiverses and IP dominate the box office, we look back to Altman’s biting satire on the unoriginality of Hollywood.

Tall, Dark and Gruesome: a celebration of Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula

By Katherine McLaughlin

On the centenary of a horror icon, we celebrate Christopher Lee's indelible contribution to a vampiric legend.

The undersung talents of Yeun Biao – Hong Kong action star

By Kambole Campbell

As Dreadnaught and Knockabout receive new restorations via Eureka Video, it's time to put this Hong Kong martial arts star in the spotlight.

How Jayne Mansfield set the blueprint for today’s modern reality stars

By Marta Djordjevic

Through her carefully-crafted persona and infamous publicity stunts, she was truly the first example of an A-lister famous for being famous.

Why I love Gena Rowlands’ performance in A Woman Under the Influence

By Molly Cavanagh

As the long-suffering Mabel Longhetti, Rowlands is unforgettable in husband John Cassavetes’ portrait of a desperate housewife.

Reimaging the rom-com abroad in Under the Tuscan Sun

By Noah Britton

Audrey Wells’ Italian-set drama offers a comforting portrayal on female agency and the multitudes of romance.

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