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Retrospective: 10 years on, Dredd remains an essential take on Britain’s greatest comics character
Karl Urban wisely kept his mask on for the entirety of this underperforming, hardcore cult classic.
Retrospective: grim, ghastly horror Sinister brought snuff films to the suburbs
In the age of elevated (and often overthought) horror, The Black Phone team’s 2012 horror is now something of a relic.
Retrospective: how Samurai Jack brought cinema to kids television
At a time where 2D animation was coming out of cinema, Genndy Tartakovsky put cinema into 2D animated television.
Retrospective: the pulse-pounding Collateral remains Tom Cruise’s greatest action movie
Box office behemoth Top Gun: Maverick may be the biggest Tom Cruise action movie, but it ain’t his best.
Retrospective: As Batman Returns turns 30, here’s why it’s still the best bat-movie
The true benchmark for quality cinematic bat-themed crime-fighting was established 30 years ago
Retrospective: Willow and the fantasy images it seared into memory
With a new live-action series coming, and a key sequence by Mad God’s Phil Tippett, it’s the perfect time to revisit Willow.
Retrospective: The Fifth Element remains a singular sci-fi vision—and it shows Bruce Willis having fun
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Luc Besson’s kooky voyage wouldn’t work without a smirking Willis as our hero.
Retrospective: Tucker and Dale Vs Evil flips the horror script by making our preconceptions the villain
Death has a sense of humour in the 2011 horror comedy, where hillbilly murderer tropes get subverted.
Almost 100 years on, Metropolis remains one of sci-fi cinema’s greatest spectacles
When this classic film is great, it is next level great, with a boldness that shifted the foundation of sci-fi cinema.
Retrospective: Sam Raimi’s playful, nasty, uncompromising horror Drag Me to Hell
There’s a sense that Raimi’s satisfying himself first, and the film is all the more awesome for it.
Retrospective: Conan The Barbarian is still fantastically barbaric at age 40
Opening with a Nietzsche quote, this patchy 1982 fantasy had its tongue nowhere near its cheek.
Retrospective: The King of Comedy turns a cruel mirror on those who idolise Travis Bickle
Martin Scorsese’s 1981 classic realises the same social critique as Taxi Driver, but with a new incisive clarity.
Retrospective: Bram Stoker’s Dracula still pierces the heart, gothic in every sense
On its 30th anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s transcendent romantic horror remains an immortal love story.
Retrospective: Scorsese’s period romance The Age of Innocence out-swoons Bridgerton
Longing glances and the touch of fingertips are still crushingly powerful in Scorsese’s Wharton adaptation.
Retrospective: sci-fi classic Silent Running is a better film about eco-activism than Don’t Look Up
This insanely beautiful film has never been more relevant.
Retrospective: You’re the Worst is the best comedy series you’ve probably never seen
The wonderfully acerbic show that flipped the rom-com on its head for five glorious seasons.
Retrospective: never mind Spencer, Kristen Stewart should already have an Oscar for Personal Shopper
Beneath Personal Shopper’s surface is the fluid, intuitive, hypnotic presence of Stewart.
Retrospective: All the President’s Men is the greatest film about journalism ever made
It’s now 2022 and it’s OK to not know much about what the Watergate scandal actually was, by the way.
Retrospective: Spielberg unleashed darker, scarier dinos in The Lost World
The Jurassic Park sequel had a tough act to follow—the only option was to bring the dinosaurs to us.
Retrospective: 30 years and a new media landscape later, we’re all living in Wayne’s World
Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth! Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!
Retrospective: The Social Network and Facebook’s current woes and scandals
It’s the perfect time to re-watch 2010’s most-awarded film – one that barely feels its age.
Retrospective: Office Space’s soul-destroying workplace satire still applies now
“While it’s funny, there’s genuine anger too. I for one was thinking ‘yeah, get that printer!'”