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Did The World Need Another Point Break? Articles

Did The World Need Another Point Break?

Even the "Dead President" masks look wrong in this ominous remake of the 1991 pop classic.

In Praise Of Goodfellas Articles

In Praise Of Goodfellas

Twenty five years after Martin Scorsese's mob epic first hit cinemas, why do we still finds ourselves rooting for the bad guys in the movies?

Why Are Disaster Movies Becoming More Localised? Articles

Why Are Disaster Movies Becoming More Localised?

As San Andreas rumbles into cinemas, LWLies charts the resurgence of on-screen destruction on a regional scale.

Cannes 2015: The Winners Articles

Cannes 2015: The Winners

Who picked up the silverware at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, including the coveted Palme d'Or?

By LWLies

Cannes 2015: LWLies' Top 10 Films Articles

Cannes 2015: LWLies' Top 10 Films

Our staff writers pick their 10 personal favourites from this year's festival.

Cannes 2015: Macbeth Articles

Cannes 2015: Macbeth

The stunning pros and unfortunate cons in Justin Kurzel's take on the Bard just about balance out.

Bill Murray Is Starring In His Own Christmas Special Articles

Bill Murray Is Starring In His Own Christmas Special

And it's directed by Sofia Coppola, set to be screened this Christmas on Netflix.

By LWLies

Interviews

Brad Bird Interviews

Brad Bird

Brad Bird talks Tomorrowland, his favourite directors and the current state of hand-drawn animation.

Olivier Assayas: Interviews

Olivier Assayas: "I'd Like To See Stage Versions Of Marvel Comics"

The French director picks apart the writing process and his superb latest work, Clouds of Sils Maria.

Interviews

"Life Is Nothingness" An Interview With Tsai Ming-liang

LWLies interviews the Taiwanese auteur who returns with the extraordinary film, Stray Dogs.

Rebecca Johnson: 'Financiers Don't Want To Make Films With Black People In' Interviews

Rebecca Johnson: 'Financiers Don't Want To Make Films With Black People In'

The Honeytrap director on why marginalised social groups deserve better representation on screen.

Aidan Gillen: 'Game Of Thrones Is Not Going To Be My Life's Work' Interviews

Aidan Gillen: 'Game Of Thrones Is Not Going To Be My Life's Work'

The Still star talks exclusively about escaping Westeros and being dubbed "Sir" Aidan on the new Guy Ritchie joint.

Interviews

"I Cannot Compete With ABBA": A Conversation With Roy Andersson

LWLies meets the director of A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence.

Cult Film Club

Pusher Revisited Articles

Pusher Revisited

With the recent release of the poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, what better time to revisit the director's urgent and uncompromising debut?

Cult Film Club: Anatomy of Hell Cult Film Club

Cult Film Club: Anatomy of Hell

The female body is the incendiary focus of Catherine Breillat’s tenth feature.

Funeral Parade Of Roses Cult Film Club

Funeral Parade Of Roses

Toshio Matsumoto’s feature debut from 1969 is a tapestry of transgression.

Cult Film Club: The Man Who Fell to Earth Cult Film Club

Cult Film Club: The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie cements his status as a spaceman in Nicolas Roeg’s extraterrestrial tragedy.

Django Cult Film Club

Django

With Tarantino’s forthcoming Django Unchained the talk of the town we take a look at the film that gave it its name.

Shock Corridor Cult Film Club

Shock Corridor

The great Sam Fuller takes us deep into the mouth of madness in this towering thriller from 1963.

Eyes Without A Face Cult Film Club

Eyes Without A Face

Georges Franju’s monstrous masterpiece delivers horror sans face but with a huge heart.

Scene Focus

The Shining: Scene Focus Scene Focus

The Shining: Scene Focus

With Stanley Kubrick's superlative horror back in cinemas, we dissect the moments when when Jack Torrance's sanity finally snaps.

Scene Focus – Blue Velvet Scene Focus

Blue Velvet

The introduction of Dennis Hopper's Frank Booth sets the tone for David Lynch's darkly surreal masterpiece.

Scene Focus – Scenes From A Marriage Scene Focus

Scenes From A Marriage

Ingmar Bergman digs a shallow grave for marriage in this bold and traumatic suburban drama.

Scene Focus – City Girl Scene Focus

City Girl

FW Murnau's troubled melodrama survives as an unsung classic of Hollywood's golden era.

Scene Focus - One From The Heart Scene Focus

One From The Heart

Coppola's unsung masterpiece offers an uncommon and uncompromising view of American living.

Scene Focus - Summer Of Sam Scene Focus

Summer Of Sam

Spike Lee presents a teenage wasteland as the backdrop the story of one of America's most notorious serial killers.

Festivals

Cannes 2015: LWLies' Top 10 Films Festivals

Cannes 2015: LWLies' Top 10 Films

Our staff writers pick their 10 personal favourites from this year's festival.

Cannes 2015: Macbeth Festivals

Cannes 2015: Macbeth

The stunning pros and unfortunate cons in Justin Kurzel's take on the Bard just about balance out.

Cannes 2015: The Assassin Festivals

Cannes 2015: The Assassin

Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien reinvents the martial arts movie, with utterly astonishing results.

Cannes 2015: Dheepan Festivals

Cannes 2015: Dheepan

Jacques Audiard follows up Rust and Bone with a nuanced and gratifying immigration tale.

Cannes 2015: Marguerite Et Julien Festivals

Cannes 2015: Marguerite Et Julien

Anaïs Demoustier and Jérémie Elkaïm are perfectly cast in this rewarding tale of forbidden love.

Cannes 2015: Love Festivals

Cannes 2015: Love

Gaspar Noé is found fumbling for profundity in this explicit and mildly entertaining 3D sex opus.