Like all the best satirists, Verhoeven aims to vex rather than divert – as his provocative new feature, Elle, shows.
J.M. Tyree and I review the Coens’ new film for Sight & Sound, suggesting it is not only a love letter to the movies but also a work that is unusually interested in technical virtuosity, and in systems of belief.
10 titles of interest at this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, from sauna zombies to queer burlesquers
My Sight & Sound review of Tony Rayns’s breezy, informative new study of Wong Kar Wai’s elegantly restrained classic.
Magnificently out of whack: a review of the third volume in Simon Callow’s biography of Orson Welles
Cinematically, the film enacts the very exclusion it claims to abhor.
The new Star Wars movie is full of characters in thrall to mythic tales of the past – but is it also a warning against the excesses of fandom?
Do you care about queer culture and identity? Thoughts on the closure of yet another venue and a night of incredible archive footage
Some info on talks I’m giving at BFI Southbank in August 2015 about Orson Welles’s radical yet little-known TV work, and London’s vanishing queer spaces
To mark the start of the two-month BFI Welles season I co-curated, here’s my Sight & Sound cover story on some of his unknown works