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Craig Williams is a writer and programmer based in London. He has written for Sight & Sound and Little White Lies, and programmes for The Badlands Collective.
He is on Twitter at @craigfilm.
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Kevin Costner: 10 essential films
From Bull Durham to JFK… Curators from Misc. Films and The Badlands Collective select the career highlights of the one of the defining Hollywood stars of the 80s and 90s.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Five reasons to grapple with Godard’s radical Dziga Vertov Group films
The films Jean-Luc Godard made after abandoning the French New Wave comprise a guerrilla handbook of explosively radical filmmaking and politics. They’re finally available to watch, but should you dare?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Unforgiven at 25: the legacy of Clint Eastwood’s last word on the western
It won the Oscar for best picture and suggested a revival for the cowboy movie, but Clint Eastwood has never made a western since. What’s the legacy of Unforgiven 25 years later?
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Twin Peaks: 10 films that influenced David Lynch’s unforgettable series
Think you know Twin Peaks? How many of these movies that helped to inspire Lynch’s surreal vision have you seen?
Monday, May 15, 2017
10 great films of 1946
Raise your glasses to the class of 46 – these 70-year-old classics were highlights from a year when the war was over and box offices boomed.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Clint Eastwood: 10 essential films as director
From The Outlaw Josey Wales to Unforgiven, we revisit some of the highest peaks from one of the finest bodies of work in American film.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Claude Chabrol: 10 essential films
Known as the ‘French Hitchcock’, Chabrol was the most prolific of the new wave directors, leaving behind a huge number of icily brilliant thrillers. These are some of his best.
Friday, June 24, 2016
17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row
Here’s to cinema’s winning streaks, when an unstoppable director made one belter after another.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The many faces of Bob Dylan in the movies
We look at Bob Dylan’s relationship with cinema: films inspired by him, films that inspired him, and films featuring the great man himself.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10 great films from 1996
Take That broke up, the Spice Girls broke through, and Dolly the Sheep was born. But which films were in cinemas, and how do they shape up today?
Friday, January 22, 2016
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