With its note perfect satirical soundtrack of early 2000s teen pop bangers and a deceptively scathing outlook on how women are dispensed with the moment they reach their forties, this blithe sitcom was one of the best surprises of 2021.
For years filmmakers looking for a Los Angeles establishing shot would simply cut to a billboard advertising Angelyne, a platinum blonde with a hot pink wardrobe and a 1950s bombshell silhouette.
Schooled by the “Sheriff” (Harold Perrineau), they quickly realise the indentured residents are all prey for whatever comes out at night when doors are locked and windows nailed shut.
Stan recently lost a slew of vintage films, but it gets one back with this 1960 classic from Luchino Visconti, the Milan born filmmaker who was one of the key figures in the rise of Italian neorealism in the decades after the upheaval of World War II.
Having gone from directing Radiohead video clips to helming a 2005 Disney adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, filmmaker Garth Jennings and his quintessentially English eye switched course for the affectionate nostalgia of this paean to childhood creativity.
As a pair of diffidently cool vampires—married since 1868, but now separated—Tilda Swinton’s Eve and Tom Hiddleston’s Adam are the ultimate hipsters in Jim Jarmusch’s take on the blood-sucking undead
The decisive plunge taken by the United States Navy under the directives of iron-willed admirals helps defeat the Japanese fleet near Midway Atoll.
One of the last year’s best shows makes a thankfully quick return, bringing back the terrific double bill of the legendary Jean Smart (Mare of Easttown) and newcomer, stand-up Hannah Einbinder.