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First-time directors: the nascent talent set to shine next month in Tallinn!
Ahead of the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn between November 12th and 28th, we survey the return of the excellent first feature competition [Read More...]

The Raindance Kid speaks up!
DMovies's editor Victor Fraga talks to Elliot Grove, the man behind London's favourite film festival entirely devoted to independent cinema (which starts on the 27th); they talk about "downtrodden" movies, genre, the future of online screenings, and more. [Read More...]

The Raindance Film Festival returns on October 27th: here’s what to look out for!
Find out what's playing in the 29th edition of the UK's favourite film festival entirely devoted to independent cinema, and book your tickets now! [Read More...]

Is Denis Villeneuve the new Christopher Nolan?
For years, Christopher Nolan’s films have finely balanced art-house and blockbuster sensibilities. After ARRIVAL, BLADE RUNNER 2049 and now DUNE, Denis Villeneuve may be upstaging him. [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Peter Francis
The production designer of double-Oscar winner The Father shares the secrets of how to make a convincing and riveting single-location drama [Read More...]

Our top 10 dirty picks from the BFI London Film Festival
The 65th edition of the largest film festival in the UK takes place between October 6th and 17th in multiple venues across London, and online screenings everywhere in the UK - here are the dirtiest movies picked exclusively for you! [Read More...]

Conversations Peter Greenaway: the long read
Victor Fraga and Alex Babboni (from Doesn't Exist) interviewed Peter Greenaway for nearly three hours in Amsterdam in July 2020; find out the dirty secrets of the emblematic British filmmaker! [Read More...]

Suited and booted on a Basque beach!
DMovies' editor Victor Fraga reports from the 69th San Sebastian International Film Festival. He attended the entire Festival, which lasted nine days and drew to a close this weekend. He shares his thoughts on the Spanish city, the Festival winners, his dirty picks and a delicious surprise! [Read More...]

Venice’s “bumper year” draws to an impressive end
John Bleasdale reports on the top-drawer selection of the 78th Biennale, as the Festival bestows its top prizes on women (similarly to Cannes, Berlin and the Oscars) [Read More...]

Sandra’s top 3 movies for a romantic night in (and in good company)
Our 19-year-old reader and film lover Sandra Alckmin picks her favourite romances, the perfect ones to share with your hubby [Read More...]

Walking with Peter Greenaway — exclusive work-in-progress report
We bring you one of the first-look reports from Peter Greenaway's latest film WALKING TO PARIS, screened secretly at Locarno, with the official premiere still to be confirmed [Read More...]

5 dirty movies that can teach college students a lesson or two
As college students, you’re going through a lot of stress. These are the top 5 dirty movies that will help you to unwind while also educating yourself [Read More...]

Locarno Film Festival 2021: a terrific Ticinese time
This year's incarnation of the Ticinese festival served up a fascinating selection of both auteur and genre works. This critic had a great time. [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Abel Ferrara
Just as he launches his pandemic thriller ZEROS AND ONES, the king of New York brings down the eternal city - read our exclusive interview conducted at the Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Tarantino captures the essence of music in film
Mariano Garcia picks five movies by Quentin Tarantino that would have been flat and tedious without the impressive music score [Read More...]

Locarno 2021 preview: a return to the magic of in-person discovery
After a year break, the return of an in-person Locarno has this critic feeling both excited and a tad trepidatious. Read our preview now! [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Edgar Wright
The British director of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and BABY DRIVER talks about his first ever documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS - in exclusive interview [Read More...]

Forget Fast & Furious: four dirty movies featuring car action
Our reader Rod Wells picks favourite car action movies, while arguing that the film subgenre is an integral part of a much broader subculture [Read More...]

Lavinia Simina answers our dirty questions
The British production Acceptable Damage just won the Best Action prize at the National Film Awards. We spoke to the British-Romanian film director about the significance of the accolade, her career and what the future brings! [Read More...]

Confront YOUR incoherence!!!
"Britain's most violent prisoner" is strangely seductive because he enables us to rid ourselves from the confines of ethics, thereby embracing the absurd and the incoherent - Justin Khoo analyses the biopic of Charles Bronson [Read More...]

Goodfellas is a real game-changer
Mariano Garcia argues that Martin Scorsese's classic not just reshaped the gangster movie, but it also changed our relationship with the world of gambling! [Read More...]

Wrestling with disability… and slamming it!
Eoghan Lyng talks to RJ Mitte, the American star of Breaking Bad and the new wrestling thriller TRIUMPH; he does not perceive cerebral palsy as a handicap - in exclusive interview [Read More...]

One Robert, many facets
A timeless Robert De Niro is set to impress in 2022 with Wash me in the River, a movie with many of his recognisable trademarks and also some spicy new ingredients [Read More...]

6 gambling movies you probably never heard of!
Mariano Garcia lists six dirty movies about poker and other games from yore; the list is as fun and exciting as gambling itself! [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Christopher MacBride
The Canadian director talks about his second feature FLASHBACK, escaping “development hell” in Hollywood, and how we’re forced to perceive the world a certain way – in an exclusive interview. [Read More...]

Turn off the sound but DO NOT cover your eyes!
Irish helmer Damian Mc Carthy talks about his horror feature CAVEAT, making "three films" at once, and shares a very peculiar tip on how to deal with scary scenes – in an exclusive interview. [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Agnieszka Holland
The iconic Polish filmmaker talks about her latest feature CHARLATAN, and reveals her enduring passion for blending pleasure with pain - in an exclusive interview [Read More...]

Kids and grown-ups love it so!!!
Director of adult fantasy PSYCHO GOREMAN Steven Kostanski talks about the need to change the hype-culture around movies and keeping our inner child alive – in an exclusive interview [Read More...]

Different blokes different strokes!
Irish filmmaker Eoin Macken talks about adapting Rob Doyle’s novel HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN, the challenges transposing literary lexicon and structure onto the silver screen, toxic masculinity and much more - in an exclusive interview [Read More...]

One film, many taboos broken
This year's big Oscar-winner subverts capitalism, Western aspirations and the colonial practices of documentary filmmaking, while also providing viewers with tiny doses of pleasure and hope - argues professor Agnieszka Piotrowska [Read More...]

Top 10 “lost” Nine Inch Nails film soundtracks
Adam Steiner imagines 10 Nine Inch Nails movie soundtracks that never were; had they come to fruition, the world would be a much dirtier place! [Read More...]

Please stop “painting” non-whites!
DMovies' editor Victor Fraga has huge reservations about the "woman of colour" accolade bestowed upon Chloe Zhao, and argues that it's detrimental to diversity in film [Read More...]

Young, promising and “nasty”
Professor Agnieszka Piotrowska explains why PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN indeed starts as promising feminist movie before it falls into the trappings it set out to avoid: the patriarchal system and the "nasty woman" trope [Read More...]

Real-life horror begets film horror
Indie British filmmaker Corinna Faith explains why her debut feature, the horror flick THE POWER, is a response to stories of institutional abuse - in an exclusive interview [Read More...]

When movies play dirty!
Our writer Mylene Furtado reveals the top 5 common historical misconceptions that movies have stealthily instilled in the minds of their audiences! [Read More...]

When cinema lands in your hands…
In the modern age, a blockbuster film is about so much more than a couple of hours' entertainment; Mylene Furtado looks at the top 5 movies turned into games [Read More...]

What if the director is a murderer?
Indie American filmmaker Gillian Wallace Horvat talks about her feature debut: I BLAME SOCIETY, a dirty horror story in which she plays herself committing murder, and questions the ideology of filmmaking - in an exclusive interview [Read More...]

Lea’s three favourite dirty movies
Our 25-year-old reader from Dereham, Norfolk lists the three most thought-provoking, subversive and downright filthy movies of her life! [Read More...]

Students who rock!
High school movies can teach us a thing or two about education; our young writer Claire Fair investigates some of the films and the lessons [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to the Canadian helmers
Independent Canadian filmmakers Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli talk about their debut feature Violation, drawing from their own experience of abuse and why they take no pride in being filmmakers, in an exclusive interview. [Read More...]

Get trapped inside the fantasy genre!
Our reader Diane Heck is a huge fan of fantasy movies; she explains to our readers how to deep dive into their world and get a fully immersive experience [Read More...]

Natasha’s top 10 tips for microbudget filmmakers
The director of the London Independent Film Festival - the ultimate showcase for no-/micro- and low-budget movies - shares the dirty secrets from the years at the helm of the Festival (which takes place April 9th-18th) [Read More...]

Telling a different story, French style!
As part of our Peter Greenaway series, Paul Risker discusses the director's refusal of narrative devices, and his affinity to French filmmakers [Read More...]

Sex and death, the beginning and the end
As part of our Peter Greenaway series, Jack Hawkins looks at two inextricably linked topics that recur in every single one of his films [Read More...]

P is for painting, P is for puzzle; P is for Peter Greenaway
As part of our Peter Greenaway special series, our writer Redmond Bacon discusses the intimate connection between cinema and painting [Read More...]

Peter Greenaway knows your number
Jeremy Clarke describes how Peter Greenaway's obsession with various numeric systems has led to the creation of highly complex, multi-layered film pieces that joyfully play with audiences - in partnership with Doesn't Exist [Read More...]

Conversations with Peter Greenaway: the heart of the matter
DMovies' editor Victor Fraga sat down with the iconic Peter Greenaway for nearly three hours bang in the middle of the pandemic. They talked about his extensive career, music, fashion, politics, his dislike of Tarkovsky, and the numerous projects he intends to complete before he dies (in five years)! [Read More...]

The two men who filmed “Don Quixote”
Eoghan Lyng interviews Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, the two documentarists who registered Terry Gilliam's very personal and Quixotic quest during the completion of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [Read More...]

Enough council estate and period dramas!
British-based filmmaker Ed Morris leaves behind advertising and music videos in order to find a bigger canvas; he talks about his debut feature How to Stop a Recurring and how Brits are "hung up" on certain topics, in an exclusive interview. [Read More...]

A return to cinemas this summer? Yes, we can do it!
Giona Nazzaro, the new artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, is teeming with optimism, enthusiasm and new ideas for the prestigious event, which could be the first of its type to return to physical format this year - in exclusive interview [Read More...]