Hyams: Alone (2020)

July 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

Alone is one of the scariest films I’ve seen in years, melding various types of horror around a remarkably familiar premise – a young woman who is stalked by a man in the [...]

Petrie: Mystic Pizza (1988)

June 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the breathless yearning of 80s coming-of-age films – and there’s no 80s coming-of-age film quite like Mystic Pizza, Donald Petrie’s [...]

De Bont: Speed (1994)

April 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

In the twenty-first century we’ve become acclimatised to films that draw on the terrifying iconography of the September 11 attacks, but there was also a wave of films, in [...]

Lehmann: Airheads (1994)

January 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

During the 70s and early 80s, radio was a common period effect in American cinema. Directors frequently used radio to anchor the Depression-era dramas that proliferated [...]

Boyle: The Beach (2000)

December 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Although Danny Boyle directed A Life Less Ordinary in the interim, The Beach is the true spiritual sequel to Trainspotting, which ended with Ewan McGregor’s character [...]

Eubank: Underwater (2020)

December 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

Claustrophobic thrillers reached their zenith during the 1990s, reflecting the last great self-contained cinematic spaces but also the possibility of a new viewing experience [...]