Articles by Mark Cousins
The editing of films is both a science and an art—and one of the most powerful keys we have for unlocking cinema's secrets
From a distance, Hong Kong cinema can seem thin. But up close there's a depth to it and a dizzying, kaleidoscopic aesthetic
Thanks to Danny Boyle, Indian cinema is being discussed globally. But the west is still largely ignorant of its canon and its subtleties
Film prizes are usually a bloated mess, and encourage vacuous criticism. Here's what we should really be celebrating from the last 12 months of film
I keep seeing the word "porno" in huge letters on the side of buses. Am I justified in feeling that its normalisation is bad for cinema and bad for society?
Growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, film was like Valium to me. But Steve McQueen's Hunger is anti-Valium cinema
He made Fred Astaire dance on the ceiling and Gene Kelly sing in the rain. But Stanley Donen's later work was as dark as Caravaggio's. What changed?
After 20 years, I've discovered how to persuade people to watch weird films. Throw in naked swimming at 3am off the coast of Scotland
I went to see Mamma Mia! in Stockholm expecting clichés and thin characters—and found them. What I wasn't expecting was a dazzling piece of cinema