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  • Inside Afrofuturism: a sonic companion

    From Sun Ra and Public Enemy to Flying Lotus and Janelle Monáe, black musicians have adapted the themes and iconography of science fiction to imagine alternative black realities. Take a trip through the weird and wonderful world of Afrofuturism with our musical guide.

    Ashley Clark
    Wednesday 26 November 2014

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  • On the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    Exclusive script pages and Polaroids from the making of Star Wars include scenes that were never filmed and snapshots of the cast in production on an immortal sci-fi classic.

    Nathalie Morris
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

    Features

  • In pictures: LGBT sci-fi characters on film and TV

    Join us to boldly go into the wonderful world of queer sci-fi on the big and small screens.

    Alex Davidson
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

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  • Film of the week: Winter Sleep

    There are flashes of cinematic greatness in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner – smothered by stretches of cinematic slumber, says Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Sunday 23 November 2014

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  • Women on film, sci-fi edition: it gets dystopian

    When it comes to winning female superheroes in 21st-century Hollywood blockbusters, Katniss Everdeen really is one in a million, says Bidisha.

    Bidisha
    Saturday 22 November 2014

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  • Cinema of saudade: Doclisboa’14

    Nick James finds Portugal’s trademark wistful melancholia on screen via Dutch master Johan van der Keuken, Marguerite Duras and the longtime head of the Portuguese Cinematheque.

    Nick James
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Festivals

  • CPH:DOX 2014: history in the turning

    The Fall of the Wall was showcased at this year’s Danish celebration of documentary art; but the best of the fest raked over less fêted events, as well two forays in nonfiction performance. Carmen Grey reports.

    Carmen Gray
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Festivals

  • How The Terminator made Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron

    Will any of today’s action movies have the longevity of the 30-year-old classic The Terminator? This is the story of the blistering sci-fi thriller that sent the careers of Arnie and James Cameron into the stratosphere. 

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • Performing lives: Queer Lisboa 2014

    Ben Walters on four films at this year’s Queer Lisboa film festival that queered the art/life divide – in rising order of enigma.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Festivals

  • Terry Gilliam: five essential films

    From dizzying dystopias to modern-day fairytales, the films of Terry Gilliam present a universe that’s highly imaginative and beguilingly strange. These are the five best places to dive in.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 21 November 2014

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