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NEWS

The Greatest Films of All Time: the September 2012 issue

In our redesigned, expanded new issue: 846 critics and 358 directors vote in our biggest ever film polls. Plus Simon Callow on F for Fake, Miguel Gomes on Tabu, Berberian Sound Studios, more sections and new columns.
3 August 2012

The genius of Hitchcock: the August 2012 issue

Guillermo del Toro on the master’s ‘lessons in darkness’s, plus restoring the ‘Hitchcock Nine’, Christopher Nolan, Patricio Guzmán, Bruce Lacey, Boris Barnet, Wolfgang Suschitzy and more.
6 July 2012

Cosmopolis, Prometheus and the best of Cannes: the July 2012 issue

Jonathan Romney on how David Cronenberg improved on Don DeLillo’s Wall Street limo-set source novel; Kim Newman on Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise; plus Neil Brand on rescoring Hitchcock’s Blackmail, the director’s cut of Revolution, Shindo Kaneto, Yoshimura Kozaburo, Shirley Maclaine and much more.
21 June 2012

 

GOINGS ON

Ride a white swan: on location with Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s Swandown

Andrew Kötting’s new film Swandown is the result of a bizarre pedalo trip he took with the writer Iain Sinclair. Nick James joins them.
12 July 2012

Out of this world: Secret Cinema takes flight

Owen Van Spall visits the Secret Cinema organisation’s biggest blockbuster yet.
6 July 2012

 

FESTIVAL BLOG

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2012: in with the old

Geoff Andrew roams from Raoul Walsh’s grand west and Sergio Leone’s expanded gangster epic to the less-fêted works of Jean Grémillon at Bologna’s festival of recovery and discovery.
11 July 2012

Romanian realism and its discontents: the Transilvania International Film Festival 2012

Excellent second features from Adrian Sitaru and Radu Jude, and a standout portrait of the last days of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu, trumped efforts to overhaul the house style at this fountainhead of the Romanian New Wave.
26 June 2012

Goin’ south: IndieLisboa 2012

This year’s IndieLisboa took place under the cloud of absolute public-funding cuts to Portuguese cinema. Álvaro Arroba reports from the home of the world’s perennial filmmaking vanguard.
21 June 2012

BAFICI: on the turn?

Despite accusations of bloat, rivalry from alternative theatre and the exit of its illustrious director, Argentina’s foremost showcase of independent cinema still captures the national mood, says Maria Delgado.
18 June 2012

Cannes: A history of violence: After Lucia

Demetrios Matheou on this year’s Un Certain Regard winner, a powerful study of grief and abuse.
29 May 2012

Cannes: Muddy waters run deep

Geoff Andrew sees Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols close out this year’s Competition with an impressive Southern river adventure that owes a debt to Mark Twain.
26 May 2012

Cannes: Slow war cinema and Bollysploitation

Jonathan Romney hails the Tolstoy-esque simplicity of Sergei Loznitsa’s possibly bleak, certainly slow In the Fog – and the meta-Troma invention of Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely.
25 May 2012

Cannes: Cinema-chewing: Leos Carax’s Holy Motors

Demetrios Matheou wonders at the French former wunderkind’s madly eclectic meta-movie – and, less happily, at a directorial feature debut from actress Sandrine Bonnaire.
23 May 2012

Cannes: Still dreaming wild things: Bernard Bertolucci goes underground

Geoff Andrew sees the veteran master make his long-awaited return with a modest, subterranean two-hander.
23 May 2012

Cannes: Last works and wakes: Alain Resnais in the underworld

Amy Taubin hopes death succeeds patriarchy as the flavour of this year’s festival.
22 May 2012

Cannes: Mortal mischief: Raúl Ruiz’s La Noche de Enfrente

Jonathan Romney on the late Chilean master’s fond farewell to a life of artistic delinquency.
21 May 2012

Cannes: Love by Michael Haneke

Nick James checks his notes: the festival’s most tender as well as telling film so far comes from the Austrian disciplinarian.
21 May 2012

Cannes: Sex on tap: Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love

The Austrian director’s sex-tourism drama could be his richest film yet, says Pamela Jahn.
21 May 2012

Cannes: Nuns on the verge of a nervous breakdown: Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills

Geoff Andrew on the Palme d’Or alumnus’s return to the Competition.
20 May 2012

Cannes: ‘No’ for a lighter, nicer Chile

Demetrios Matheou sees Pablo Larraín close out his trilogy about Chile’s years of dictatorship with wit and verve.
19 May 2012

Cannes: The wrong earlobes: The Imposter

Tom Charity on a smart doc fresh from Toronto’s HotDocs and Sundance – and Bernard Rose revisit Tolstoy in Hollywood.
19 May 2012

Cannes: Simple versus simple: After the Battle

Yousry Nasrallah’s instantly derided melodrama of Egypt’s 25 January Revolution may simplify, says Nick Roddck – but at least it does so differently…
18 May 2012

Cannes: Fleeting pleasures: Moonrise Kingdom

Day one, and Nick James is in two minds about Wes Anderson’s scout-island fantasia.
17 May 2012

 

OUT OF THE ARCHIVE

The Poll before the Polls

Henry K. Miller exhumes Sight & Sound’s very first exercise in film canon-making, from 1942.
8 August 2012

Lost and found: A New Leaf

Elaine May’s 1971 black comedy may have been butchered by the studio, but the end result is still glorious, writes Ryan Gilbey.
4 July 2012

 

OBITUARIES

George Stoney, 1916-2012

Brian Winston remembers the documentary filmmaker, activist and teacher.
31 July 2012

 

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