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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

    Lists

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

  • Why I love ... The Brood

    Critics were revulsed by David Cronenberg’s early body-horror film The Brood, but it remains one of the director’s very best movies: frightening, resonant and a highly personal response to Cronenberg’s own private life.

    Josephine Botting
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Features

  • 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

  • Cast your vote for your all-time favourite sci-fi character - the shortlist

    Which of these 20 sci-fi characters from film and TV is the greatest of all time? The shortlist is here – it’s time to make your final choice.

    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Announcements

  • 10 great foreign-language films of the decade so far

    As we approach the decade’s halfway point and Cannes winner Winter Sleep is released in cinemas, it’s time to ask: what are some of the best foreign-language films of the 2010s?

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Lists

  • Out of the Unknown: sci-fi and the 60s

    Cult series Out of the Unknown set a new standard for adult TV sci-fi, drawing on writers such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury to reflect the social concerns of the 1960s right back at the viewer.

    Mark Ward
    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Features

  • Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    The battle opens up some in this third quarter of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian martial saga – but its protagonist risks getting left behind, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Thursday 20 November 2014

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