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    Revisiting Godard’s ‘Breathless’ 60 years on

    'Godard gives us a film that shows the white knight as the charlatan we always knew him to be and offers us the anti-hero instead. And after decades of excessively moralistic cinema, this breath of fresh air was thoroughly needed.'

    It was All a Dream: Escapism and Falling Down the Rabbit...

    Dreams seem to straddle this boundary between fiction and reality, often informed by real life or perhaps made to help us cope with it.

    La vita davanti a sé: Sex, death and Sophia Loren

    Long time, no see! Sophia Loren, Italian star of ‘60s classics such as 1963's Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and 1964's Marriage Italian Style, commands...

    Making Queer Cinema history: Victim (1961)

    "‘Victim’ illuminates an important moment in the history of LGBTQ+ rights, primarily in normalising the existence of homosexuality and encouraging empathy."

    In Conversation with Tim Webber

    Going from an Oxford Physics degree to winning an Oscar for your work on Gravity seems like, strangely, a fairly linear career path. For...

    Damsels in distress? – The rise of the lesbian period drama

    Kate Winslet catches Saoirse Ronan’s eye in the mirror, watching in the light of an oil lamp as she takes her corset off. Later, Ronan...

    Surrealism on film: Fellini and ‘Juliet of the Spirits’

    Everyone’s going a bit crazy these days. I, for one, am happy to admit that the last few months have been quite bizarre, and...

    Unclichéd and unabashed: LGBTQ+ storytelling at its best

    Many a list of the ‘Top 10 LGBT films’ can be found online. Undoubtedly, another handful of these lists have popped up during pride...

    The Muse in Film: Winona Ryder and Tim Burton

    When Winona Ryder first met Tim Burton, they talked like old friends about movies and music for over half an hour before realising that...

    Editors’ picks – Life and Culture in the Time of Covid-19

    Our CultCher and Life section editors have pooled their wide-ranging knowledge and have produced their picks for shows, albums, movies, books and lifestyle ideas...