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Spotlight on Alex Garland: sci-fi’s consistently brilliant ideas man
The UK writer-director keeps his horror human, whether he’s speeding up zombies or letting the Sunshine in.
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.
Spotlight: the top 5 chase scenes from Ambulance destroyer Michael Bay
Here’s sandbox cinema at its best, with slo-mo Bayhem happening in every corner of the frame.
Once more with feeling: the 10 best remakes from great directors
Remake is not a dirty word. In fact, there’s two of ’em in the running for Best Picture this year!
Spotlight on Kenneth Branagh: best movies directed by the British kingpin
From Shakespeare adaptations to jobs for Disney, and now the Oscar-nominated Belfast, Sir Ken is a busy guy.
Like a fart in church, Verhoeven’s Benedetta is deliriously sacred and profane
Virginie Efira is plagued by messianic visions—and also the Plague—in this racy religious drama.
10 movies by female filmmakers to look forward to in 2022
Some of the greatest directors from Hollywood, Australia, and all over the world will release new work this year.
The Notorious GDT: we ranked every gloriously dark Guillermo del Toro film
From Hellboy and Pacific Rim to his Best Picture winner The Shape of Water: we can’t get enough del Toro.
Carny noir Nightmare Alley cements Guillermo del Toro as our finest film fantasist
In this gloriously dark carnival ride, everyone is a fallen soul—a shill or a grifter, a predator or a patsy.
Let’s boogie with Paul Thomas Anderson: the Licorice Pizza director’s top musical moments
The sounds of the 70s are back in PTA’s Licorice Pizza—but don’t forget his previous, just-as-groovy needle-drops.
Oscar Isaac gambles on redemption in Paul Schrader’s unforgiving The Card Counter
“Sweaty nightmares of torture and degradation”? It’s not an easy watch, but it’s a fascinating one.
Mayhem and musicophilia: a guide to Edgar Wright’s greatest needle drops
The British director dusts off his record collection for magical, musical moments in Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, and Last Night in Soho.
God’s lonely men: the top 10 films directed by Paul Schrader
The screenwriter and director keeps returning to themes of faith, masculinity, “guilt, sex, and guilty sex”.
Great Scott! Ranking the top 10 Ridley Scott films, from Alien to Thelma and Louise
The Last Duel and House of Gucci director has made in his mark in basically every genre: here’s the best of the best.
From If Beale Street Could Talk to Boyz N The Hood: African American auteurs and their greatest films
We reflect on the greatest African American film directors of all time,