I am not going to explain how ludicrous this year was, or try to make sense of it. All I can do is welcome you to what I hope is one of the final lists you'll read this year, in which esteemed Quietus contributors write a tribute to their favourite moments in movies they have seen this year.
Chloé Zhao's majestic new film Nomadland is set to lead the 2021 awards season, but its power will last much longer by tapping into a fear and hope about metaphysical materialism
When we sit down to watch a film, we do so with a degree of trust that what we’re about to see will be true within the world of the film. So when a filmmaker decides to tell their story from the perspective of an unreliable narrator, as Christopher Nolan does in 2000’s Memento, we are forced to reassess and search for new meaning.
The search for truth and meaning is at the very heart of Memento. Leonard’s (Guy Pearce) search comes in the form of avenging his wife, and while the murder-mystery...
British gangster flick The Long Good Friday soon turns 40 – but the vision it presents of a vulnerable, desperate Britain with an uncertain future holds a timely sense of urgency to it, finds Daniel Broadley
Take a walk around London or Manchester today, and there’s one thing their skylines have in common: cranes. And lots of them. The property development boom seen in London is no longer exclusive to the capital, as overseas investors find somewhere to keep their fortunes. In 2017, over half...
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Richard Linklater's hangout classic Slacker turns 30 this year, and with it, the real-life parallels grow more curious. Conspiracy theorists often are those hiding in plain sight, finds Daniel Broadley