Finding Love in Hell

How does David Lynch’s Wild at Heart look, 25 years later?

by Philip Matthews
Scarlett Johansson - Under The Skin (2013) 2

The Year In Film

It felt like a remarkably good year for cinema. And that was without getting Godard in 3D.

by Philip Matthews

Katniss Joins The News Team

In Mockingjay Part One, everyone’s working for the media

by Gordon Campbell

Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

In Gone Girl, David Fincher’s cold perfectionism makes black humour out of tabloid shocks- and may even complete a media-age revenge trilogy

by Philip Matthews

The Year of Scarlett

An alien Scarlett Johansson gets under your skin.

by Philip Matthews

From The Lost Continent

Youth, art and radical politics in the Olivier Assayas film After May

by Philip Matthews

Watch The Seas

Gareth Edwards reboots Godzilla – the monster that’s all metaphor.

by Philip Matthews

Heathers, At 25

Teen moviedom’s greatest black comedy, a quarter of a century later

by Gordon Campbell

Out Of The Past

In films like A Separation and The Past, Asghar Farhadi has become Iran’s most celebrated cultural export. There’s a price.

by Gordon Campbell

Lonely, In Love

Why Spike Jonze’s Her could be the most romantic film of the year.

by Philip Matthews

The Ten Best Films Of 2013

The year the movies got small, and the small screen got big

by Philip Matthews
Blue Jasmine

In The Autumn of the Woodsman

Is Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s so-called “return to form” really as good as they say?

by Philip Matthews

The Unbeatable Lightness of Gravity

Sandra Bullock and the space/light dimension…

by Gordon Campbell

Gods and Monsters

Maybe Pacific Rim is the best film that Guillermo Del Toro could have made right now

by Philip Matthews

Beyond The Pixie Dream Girl

Silver Linings Playbook, Liberal Arts and the universal love for Jennifer Lawrence

by Gordon Campbell

Go To China

The best (and worst) films of 2012

by Philip Matthews

Acting Under Orders

Does John Key know the conditions facing Kiwi workers within US film and TV productions here?

by Gordon Campbell

Punishment Park

Five attractive teenagers, a remote cabin in the woods … What could possibly go wrong?

by Philip Matthews

Dark Knight of the Soul

The Batman finale, plus Alyx Duncan and Dan Salmon

by Philip Matthews

Milestone Movies: Out of the Past (1947) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

The past may be a far country, but we still live in it

by Gordon Campbell

Old Blighty Goes Down For The Count

Patrick Keiller’s films about his faux intellectual, Robinson. Also : Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre

by Philip Matthews
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Hello Madness, My Old Friend

The films Mental Notes, A Dangerous Method and Spider tackle mental illness in very different ways

by Philip Matthews

Webs of Maya

Underground film-maker Maya Deren still casts a spell

by Gordon Campbell
Firing arrow

What Would Katniss Do?

The Hunger Games heroine is a sign that women are adapting better to today’s economic realities….

by Gordon Campbell

Pedro Does Vertigo

Pedro Almodovar’s fresh take on the Hitchcock classic about sex, obsession and second chances

by Philip Matthews

Nature’s Boy

The films of Terrence Malick, from Badlands to Tree of Life

by Philip Matthews

Life As A Death Sentence

The understated horror of Never Let Me Go

by Philip Matthews

Touching the Void

In Melancholia Lars von Trier hives off serenely into the cosmos

by Philip Matthews

Milestone Movies : Cave of Forgotten Dreams ( 2010)

This time, Werner Herzog’s process of turning obsession into art begins with art

by Brannavan Gnanalingham

Why The Long Face ?

Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, and the controversy about slow cinema

by Philip Matthews

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