Emerging Writers Feature

Emerging Writers – On Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run

The Big Picture is committed to giving young, emerging writers a voice in the world of film criticism. In this feature, student writers from around the world share their insights on contemporary film and new releases.


The Big Picture Podcast: Episode 6, Great Director Debuts (part 3)

In this final part of our Great Director Debuts podcast, Gabriel and Tom discuss Rian Johnson’s revisionist neo-noir Brick (2005) which transplants the gritty pulp fiction of 50s noir from the mean streets of LA to a valley high school… …and Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning (2020), a Georgian set tale of a missionary, his wife and […]

Director Debut Feature

The ‘Beating’ Heart of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

In a new article series, writers select and discuss great director debuts to explore the possible origins of recurring themes or stylistic approaches that often help to define the uniqueness of these one-of-a-kind filmmakers.