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Hard Eight may be Paul Thomas Anderson’s worst – but it’s still very, very good
In a career filled with masterpieces, PTA’s debut is absolutely worth consideration alongside the rest.
I Scream, you Scream – why we all screamed for Wes Craven’s meta-slasher series
The killer always comes back. It’s in the rules.
Singing the praises of the original West Side Story, one of the great films of all time
An eminently rewatchable movie that positively explodes with emotion. Even if you don’t like musicals.
Before The Great, there was Marie Antoinette – ignore 2006’s reviews, it’s pretty great too
Sofia Coppola’s film holds up remarkably well, so why people get it so wrong back in 2006?
Women’s desire propels Jane Campion’s underrated erotic thriller In the Cut
Maligned upon release, the Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo pic deserves your reappraisal.
Revisiting the lovely, life-affirming pleasures of Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s sugary rom-com is especially tasty in the wake of social distancing and a culture obsessed with nostalgia.
Risky studio horror The Empty Man was one of 2020’s best (and criminally underseen)
Had the film’s cosmic horror roots unleashed a curse on its release?
The Curious Case of David Fincher’s oddest (and most oddly affecting) film
With M. Night Shyamalan’s Old hitting home release, we look back at a misunderstood meditation on time, loss, and love.
Scream started a conversation 25 years ago – and horror fans are still talking
What’s your favourite scary movie…about scary movies? Let’s go deeper into this densely metatextual slasher franchise.
Revisiting Ridley Scott’s stunning 1977 debut The Duellists
The Last Duel arrives forty four years after Scott’s similarly-titled, exceptionally strong debut.
In the age of augmented reality, cult classic They Live is an even wilder film to rewatch
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a perfect sequel
A robust critical analysis that no-one asked for.