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  • 10 great films about mothers

    Mum’s the word this week, as we celebrate some of the most memorable movie mothers.

    Simran Hans
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Lists

  • Get Carter’s return home

    Forty-five years since Mike Hodges’ adaptation of Ted Lewis’s pulp crime novel Jack’s Return Home minted the look and smell of 1970s north-eastern Britain on screen, its protagonist Jack Carter lives on – with a new Newcastle stage production of the story bringing him home from Hollywood. Neil Young considers the indelible traces of a favourite local antihero.

    Neil Young
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Features

  • Marc Karlin: the act of remembering

    Marc Karlin was an innovator of the essay film and a leading voice for independent film in Britain, so why is his work so little known, asks Holly Aylett?

    Holly Aylett
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Features

  • Where to begin with Andrzej Wajda

    Your next obsession: the Polish masterpieces of Andrzej Wajda, who is turning 90 years old.

    Ben Nicholson
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Features

  • Archives online: Gi’s a job – the 1984 Durham Miners’ Gala

    Farewell, King Coal: this year’s Big Meeting will mark the first in an era without working deep-pit mines in Britain. Thirza Wakefield looks back at 1984 and the beginning of the end.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Bytes

  • How to design movies for the Coen brothers

    Does a production designer get sentimental when it comes time to dismantle his sets? We put this and other questions to six-time Coen brothers collaborator Jess Gonchor.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 3 March 2016

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: Hail, Caesar!

    At your service: the Coens salute the circus mastery of Golden-Age Hollywood, write J.M. Tyree and Ben Walters.

    J M Tyree , Ben Walters
    Thursday 3 March 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great films that influenced Alfred Hitchcock

    By any measure, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential of all filmmakers, but where did he get his own inspiration from? As new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut goes on release, we did some digging…

    Ian Mantgani
    Tuesday 1 March 2016

    Lists

  • William A. Wellman: 10 essential films

    He directed the first ever winner of the Oscar for best picture, alongside timeless gangster movies, westerns, war films and screwball comedies. Here are 10 of the toppermost films by ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman, who was born 120 years ago.

    Matthew Thrift
    Monday 29 February 2016

    Lists

  • Oscars 2016: the winners in full

    Spotlight is the surprise best picture winner, while Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio take the acting prizes.

    Monday 29 February 2016

    Features

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