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Still riding fast half a century on!!!


Steve Naish - 19-05-2019

As Dennis Hopper's classic Easy Rider turns 50, Steve Naish examines the film's influence on the work of other directors (such as Tarantino) and argues it still resonates now, in the light of Trump's racist rhetoric [Read More...]

The cure for teen angst?


Calum Cooper - 23-04-2019

Calum Cooper argues that adolescent melancholy can be strangely soothing, and that the portrayal of anxiety in Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is gently reassuring! [Read More...]

How about a new Cleopatra movie?


Tim Werner - 18-04-2019

It is a movie that has been speculated about for almost a decade, but rumours have once again emerged this year regarding the prospect of a new big-screen take on the story of Cleopatra! [Read More...]

The dirty movie that changed my life: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


Karin Thimm - 18-03-2019

Our reader Karin Thimm describes the very film and the very sequence that gave her a renewed sense of purpose in life, after an acrimonious divorce battle at the age of just 20! [Read More...]

When identity politics backfire


Victor Fraga - 18-03-2019

The trans drama GIRL has encountered fierce criticism amongst our readers and elsewhere because it was directed and starred by cis men. Should cis artists refrain from taking the lead in trans films? [Read More...]

Binders full of men???


Eoghan Lyng - 01-02-2019

Marianne Farley is the only female director to receive an Oscar nod this year, for her short film Marguerite (about an older woman coming to terms with her sexuality); she talks to us about generational themes, representation and more! [Read More...]

The five 2019 Best Short Film Oscar nominations reviewed for you!


Eoghan Lyng - 01-02-2019

Short films often get overshadowed by the glitz and glam of their feature counterparts in the Oscars, but not this year; check out our dirty reviews of each one of the five nominations this year, including a very controversial Irish/British production [Read More...]

Is it acceptable to portray a horrific real crime in film?


Eoghan Lyng - 27-01-2019

Irish filmmaker Vincent Lambe encountered fierce opposition to his film about the James Bulger murder, which has received an Oscar nod. Our Irish writer Eoghan Lyng raises questions about these reactions, arguing that Detainment isn't exploitative and doesn't condone the murders [Read More...]

Other Articles

The Favourite has Barry Lyndon written all over it
Yorgos Lanthimos's latest film was heavily influenced by Stanley Kubrick's often overlooked masterpiece, which has inspired a number of period dramas in the past 40 years, argues young writer and director Dan Daniel [Read More...]

For your lips only!!!
Little-known dubbing technique stretches and compresses words, rendering multilingual films homely and natural to audiences wherever they are [Read More...]

What if Snow White wasn’t white???
Do you think Snow White is a European fairy tale? Think again! Snow White's actual name was Lady Yang Guifei, she was a real person and lived in China 1,300 years ago. And she is now returning to her roots! [Read More...]

The top 10 dirtiest films of 2018
We look back at the year of 2018 and ask our writers and readers to pick their dirty movie of the year; the list is as international, diverse and downright filthy as it gets! [Read More...]

We’ve walked a long, long way together!
DMovies and Walk This Way look back at the 18 dirty gems of European cinema released throughout 2018, and celebrate the second year of their partnership! [Read More...]

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