All articles by Christina Newland

Festivals

Final Cut! makes a self-satisfied muddle out of its zombie-horror spoof

Michel Hazanavicius’s meta remake of Japanese cult classic One Cut of the Dead demands sympathy for hapless film hacks, but does little to earn it.

By Christina Newland

Final Cut! makes a self-satisfied muddle out of its zombie-horror spoof
Features

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue

By Christina Newland

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue
Features

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall

By Christina Newland

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall
Features

Call me by my name: Thandiwe Newton and the whitewashing of film stars’ names

By Christina Newland

Call me by my name: Thandiwe Newton and the whitewashing of film stars’ names
Interviews

“In the end you can’t help but make stuff in a postmodern way”: Ben Wheatley on re-filming Rebecca

By Christina Newland

“In the end you can’t help but make stuff in a postmodern way”: Ben Wheatley on re-filming Rebecca
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10 great films from 1970

By Christina Newland

10 great films from 1970
Interviews

“Why fight for a country when they lynch you?” Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods and American lies

By Christina Newland

“Why fight for a country when they lynch you?” Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods and American lies
The best of 2020

In Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn lets her hair down

By Christina Newland

In Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn lets her hair down
Where to begin

Where to begin with Vincente Minnelli

By Christina Newland

Where to begin with Vincente Minnelli
Features

Pauline Kael and the men from dream city

By Christina Newland

Pauline Kael and the men from dream city
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10 great tragic comedies

By Christina Newland

10 great tragic comedies
Lists

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades

By Alex Barrett, Martyn Conterio and others

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades
Features

How Joan Crawford embraced film noir (and middle age)

By Christina Newland

How Joan Crawford embraced film noir (and middle age)
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10 great films about Gypsies and Travellers

By Christina Newland

10 great films about Gypsies and Travellers
Features

In defence of Claudia Cardinale’s role in Once upon a Time in the West

By Christina Newland

In defence of Claudia Cardinale’s role in Once upon a Time in the West
Features

Some like it hot – how sleaze, sweat and sunshine define Florida on film

By Christina Newland

Some like it hot – how sleaze, sweat and sunshine define Florida on film
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10 great thrillers directed by women

By Christina Newland

10 great thrillers directed by women
News

Can the crime film change its ways? The sway of the 1970s at the 2017 LFF

By Christina Newland

Can the crime film change its ways? The sway of the 1970s at the 2017 LFF
Lists

100 essential thrillers

By Henry Barnes, Nikki Baughan and others

100 essential thrillers
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jean-Pierre Melville

By Christina Newland

Where to begin with Jean-Pierre Melville
Features

A bigger splash: diving into the dark depths of swimming pools on film

By Christina Newland

A bigger splash: diving into the dark depths of swimming pools on film
Lists

Dustin Hoffman: 10 essential films

By Christina Newland

Dustin Hoffman: 10 essential films
Features

9 Scorsese women: stories of survival and sacrifice

By Christina Newland

9 Scorsese women: stories of survival and sacrifice
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10 great indie Christmas films

By Christina Newland

10 great indie Christmas films
Where to begin

Where to begin with Luchino Visconti

By Christina Newland

Where to begin with Luchino Visconti
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10 great films from 1966

By Samuel Wigley, Christina Newland and others

10 great films from 1966
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Kirk Douglas: 10 essential films

By Christina Newland

Kirk Douglas: 10 essential films
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10 great New York period films

By Christina Newland

10 great New York period films
Lists

Ingrid Bergman: 10 essential films

By Christina Newland

Ingrid Bergman: 10 essential films