Articles by Mark Cousins
Hollywood dictates that films must be tightly plotted, but after my Irish road trip I'm less sure. Cinema also has a more life-like, picaresque tradition
All the best films at Cannes this year were about human goodness. The best of all, Alexander Sokurov's Alexandra, was among the greatest works that cinema has produced
Danny Boyle's belief in the articulacy of imagery makes him rare, though not unique, among British directors. His trippy films delight in moments of rapture—from which he finds it hard to come...
The hugely successful 300 fuses comic book homoeroticism with unashamedly reactionary politics. How can supposedly liberal Hollywood have produced such a movie?
A week in the company of Maggie Cheung, one of Asia's biggest film stars (and a Bay City Rollers fan), is a lens through which to appreciate the subtlety of Chinese cinema
Rumours of cinema's death are much exaggerated. Digitisation is bringing film's history back to life and may revive cinema-going too. Plus, great films are being made all over the world
Should films about Britishness get tax breaks? Yes, because anything that makes other countries better able to compete with Hollywood is a good thing
Why has mainstream cinema suddenly become so dark? The obvious reason is 9/11, but ageing audiences and Asian influences have also played a part
Film festivals were created to promote what the mainstream ignores. But have their heads been turned too much by the glitter of Hollywood?