We surveyed our contributors for their favourite films and cinematic discoveries of the last 12 months.
Ben Flanagan looks back on the apex of British cuddliness.
Paddy Mulholland identifies Britishness in the films of Andrew Kötting.
Tom Atkinson laments the lost vision of Alan Clarke.
Kirsty Asher declares Ken Russell to be the last British folk hero.
Anna Devereux on the colonisation of Irish actors.
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Joseph Owen traces the genealogy of the yuppie in British cinema.
Cathy Brennan asserts just how it was that Toby Young and Julie Burchill lost friends and alienated people.
Tom Atkinson concludes a Cannes experiment he undertook in lockdown.
Kirsty Asher looks to Christopher Nolan's tentpole behemoth to better understand movie studio arrogance.
Ben Flanagan reflects on his last in-person festival of 2020: the Berlinale.
Cathy Brennan takes on the cinematic institutions that have failed workers during the pandemic.
Serena Scateni pulls out the imperialist practices afoot in Lang's 1919 Madame Butterfly adaptation, Harakiri.
Cathy Brennan finds that Dr Mabuse and The Wolf of Wall Street's Jordan Belfort have a lot in common.
Katie Hogan asks whether the woman-as-robot character in fiction can only be in the image of the Maria-bot in Metropolis.
Joseph Owen finds only despair and prison anxiety in the works of William Faulkner and serial killer thriller M.
Fedor Tot investigates why Fritz Lang's moral ambiguity influenced so many, but could be skilfully deployed by so few.
Patrick Preziosi finds Lang's immediate influence in two 1950s Columbia noir films: Don Siegel's The Lineup and Edward Dmytryk's The Sniper.
Tom Atkinson finds the Lang in one of the German auteur's most prolific spiritual descendants: Johnnie To.
Ben Flanagan breaks down Fritz Lang's Abbey Road: the large-scale political quagmire of The Indian Epic.