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20 of the best new TV shows you should watch

By Emma Fraser

From peak Amy Adams to the return of Matt Groening, these are the series you can’t afford to miss this summer.

Lauren Greenfield: ‘Authentic culture is being destroyed by capitalism’

By Thomas Curry

The award-winning documentary filmmaker discusses her latest chronicle of capitalist America, Generation Wealth.

Discover the co-ed carving thrills of this classic ’80s slasher

By Anton Bitel

Shot in a real abandoned asylum, Richard Friedman’s gore-fest shows a subgenre in microcosm.

The flawed logic of constructing gender in film

By Lillian Crawford

From Alfred Hitchcock to Fritz Lang, the process of creating women has long been an obsession of cinema’s greatest male creators.

Incredibles 2 and the corporatisation of hope

By Henry Bevan

Superheroes don’t just exist to save the day, as Brad Bird’s animation sequel proves.

The power of painful stories in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette

By Hannah Woodhead

In her new Netflix special, the Australian comic refuses to play by the rules of stand-up comedy.

What should The Rock reboot next?

By James Luxford

After reviving several franchises and ‘remaking’ Die Hard with Skyscraper, what else could Hollywood’s biggest star bring back?

A Modest Proposal, by Walter Murch

By Walter Murch

The editor of The English Patient contemplates the future of the English game.

Steve McQueen’s Widows to open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

The festival’s 62nd edition kicks off with the international premiere of the British director’s fourth feature.

Five essential Orson Welles films for each decade of his career

By Adam Scovell

Revisiting the iconic director’s work every 10 years, from Too Much Johnson to Touch of Evil.

Films I will never show my daughter

By Rachel Chorley

My late childhood was moulded by movies that seem increasingly problematic when viewed today.

The first trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite is here

By Adam Woodward

Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in the writer/director’s farce-ridden latest.

With Netflix’s The Staircase, true crime has come full circle

By Nasri Atallah

The popularity of this and other recent series reveals something interesting about the genre’s limitations.

Remembering Yellow Submarine and Head at 50

By Ethan Warren

How do these psychedelic fantasias, starring The Beatles and The Monkees respectively, hold up today?

How Hollywood confronted the Vietnam veteran experience

By Lillian Crawford

Forty years ago, director Michael Cimino set a masterful precedent for coming to terms with the trauma of war in The Deer Hunter.

A Greta Gerwig adaptation of Little Women could be on its way

By Lillian Crawford

Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh are in casting talks for a new film version of the classic novel.

Discover the Lynchian mysteries of this backwoods meta-horror

By Anton Bitel

Resolution, from filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, is a true original.

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