Long Read

Kelly Reichardt’s Animal Kingdom

By Bota Koilybayeva

Within the gentle, naturalistic films of Kelly Reichardt, domestic animals are granted the space to exist as they are – not as performers, but as companions.

The Safe Emotional Spaces of Wes Anderson’s Cinema – Part Two

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie Monks Kaufman continues her deep dive into the neurodivergent coding of Wes Anderson's cinema in this far-reaching long read.

The Safe Emotional Spaces of Wes Anderson’s Cinema – Part One

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Through conversations with psychologists, neurodivergent friends, Jason Schwartzman and the man himself, Sophie Monks Kaufman investigates the meticulous worlds of Wes Anderson and their potent emotional frequencies.

I met a Film Bro – here’s what I learned

By Amber Rawlings

Their shallow, male-centric cinephilia speaks to a wider issue within the industry. But is this stereotype changing?

The Case for Art

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

As lockdown in the UK eases, Sophie Monks Kaufman reflects on the value of cultural exchange on a personal and societal level.

Fool’s Gold – Why the McConaissance was a sham

By David Jenkins

Reappraising Matthew McConaughey’s maligned rom-com dark days.

Have film audiences fallen out of love with the western?

By Christina Newland

The poor box office performance of The Sisters Brothers and films like it suggests interest in this quintessential American film genre is on the wane.

The terrifying tale of Treehouse of Horror

By Al Horner

Key members of The Simpsons’ creative family share the inside story of the show’s cherished Halloween specials.

I’m Still Listening – Why Frasier remains my favourite ’90s sitcom

By William Carroll

Twenty-five years on, the show’s mix of high-brow humour and genuine heart is as appealing as ever.

How Saving Private Ryan changed my life

By Spencer Moleda

Steven Spielberg’s World War Two drama brought me closer to my grandfather, who survived the D-Day landings.

In defence of funny women

By Lydia Figes

Female-driven comedies such as The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and Funny Cow are challenging archaic notions about women on screen.

Travis looks in the mirror

By Brian Brems

What does it mean to be an American who loves Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver but hates gun violence?

Remembering Cloverfield’s bizarre, groundbreaking viral marketing campaign

By Nadine Smith

Ten years ago, Matt Reeves’ secret monster movie ushered in a new era of fan-driven movie publicity.

VOD has changed the way we watch movies. So what now?

By Hannah Strong

As streaming platforms vie with major film studios for viewers’ attention, great work is at risk of being lost in the content ether.

Shudders of Pleasure: The story of Hellraiser

By Nick Pinkerton

We pay homage to director Clive Barker’s majestic suburban gore aria from 1987.

Hard Corps: Women in power and the politics of taking action

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?

I binge-watched the entire Air Bud film series

By Adam Woodward

The greatest canine/sports movie franchise in history, consumed in a single sitting.

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