Paul Verhoeven and Isabelle Huppert on the set of Elle

On Paul Verhoeven for the Guardian

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Like all the best satirists, Verhoeven aims to vex rather than divert – as his provocative new feature, Elle, shows.

Review: Hail, Caesar!

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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 to watch at BFI Flare 2016

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10 titles of interest at this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, from sauna zombies to queer burlesquers

BFI Film Classics In the Mood for Love

Review of BFI Film Classics: In the Mood for Love

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My Sight & Sound review of Tony Rayns’s breezy, informative new study of Wong Kar Wai’s elegantly restrained classic.

Orson Welles One Man Band review for Sight and Sound

Review: Orson Welles One Man Band for Sight and Sound

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Magnificently out of whack: a review of the third volume in Simon Callow’s biography of Orson Welles

Now you see her… Lili (Eddie Redmayne, right) poses for Gerda (Alicia Vikander) in The Danish Girl

The lady vanishes: The Danish Girl silences its own heroine

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Cinematically, the film enacts the very exclusion it claims to abhor.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just by fans, for fans – it’s about fans

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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?

Image from 1968 documentary about the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

As the George & Dragon closes, the BFI revives the queer past

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Do you care about queer culture and identity? Thoughts on the closure of yet another venue and a night of incredible archive footage

Image from 1968 documentary about the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

BFI talks on Welles’s TV work and London’s vanishing queer spaces

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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

Orson Welles

Orson, mon amour

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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