Dario Argento

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Actors Anouk Aimee and Robert De Niro present Bernardo Bertolucci with a special award for his film The Last Emperor during the 1987 Cannes International Film Festival. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forty-six years ago, Pauline Kael, the New Yorker’s influential film critic, did not hold back when heralding the debut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last (...)

Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Olivia Ancona in Suspiria (2018)

Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up to Call Me by Your Name is a truly remarkable piece of work. Reworking, remodelling and regurgitating random swatches of D(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Nosferatu

At any random point in the last century, somebody, somewhere has been writing an article on “a new golden age for horror”. Meanwhile, somebody else wa(...)

Thom Yorke has always made chilling music. The haunting tenor of his voice skulks over Radiohead’s orchestration like a ghostly apparition; his presen(...)

Bob Dylan: news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are returning to the Dark Aeons

The news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are r(...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

Luca Guadagnino shows off his Jamie Reid/Valentino top at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Luca Guadagnino is in chipper form as he bounces across a reception suite at a Soho hotel. The director’s newest film, Call Me by Your Name, received (...)

“It’s just like a regular village but it’s a village of older women.” Above, still from I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch, the transfixing, audacious debut feature from the Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni, opens as Zambian villagers surround a b(...)

Write what you know: Alice Lowe in “Prevenge”

Here is a film that could only have been made by a woman. It’s not just that a chap wouldn’t (or perhaps shouldn’t) dare to direct a film about a pre(...)

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