Into the Darkness: How Pitch Black Launched a Franchise
The story of how Pitch Black, a cult sci-fi hit, sparked a franchise as well as Vin Diesel's leap to mainstream action hero.
Ghosts in the Machine: An epidemic of existential loneliness in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse
With a story that resounds just as heavily today as it did in 2001, J-horror Pulse tapped into our fears of loneliness and the role technology can play.
Top Time Films For This Time of Year
The clocks are going back! Or is it forward? We look back over a selection of time travel films or should that be look forward?
Flesh is Chaos: Happy Birthday, Tinto Brass
As director Tinto Brass turns 90 this week, we celebrate his birthday by looking back over his notorious career and examine his captivating body of work.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood and the Cinematic Beauty of Time
The astonishing Boyhood shows how the effect of time can be used creatively in cinema - a theme director Richard Linklater loves to explore.
8 Cult Superhero Films We Don’t Hear Enough About
Sometimes it feels like supehero films have taken over the world - we look at 8 cult superheroes who didn't quite crack world domination.
10 Essential Ingredients of the Perfect Film Noir
Step into our office and pour yourself a glass - we understand the meaning of film noir by looking at the components used by the very best.
Evil España: The World of Spanish Horror
Sometimes overlooked, the horror films of Spanish cinema offer a dark and often sadistic alternative with plenty of blood and eroticism.
Celluloid Metamorphosis – An Introduction to Japanese Cyberpunk
A brave neon world? How Japanese Cyberpunk and its punk origins created a pioneering yet abrasive vision of an urban future.
10 Films that Define New Zealand Cinema
Jackson, Preston, Tamahori and Watiki are just some of the names who have contributed to putting New Zealand on the cinematic map.