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  • Film of the week: Jason Bourne

    As Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is reunited with Paul Greengrass, Henry K. Miller assesses the latest instalment in the renegade spy saga and finds the espionage thriller struggling to adapt to the age of information overload.

    Henry K Miller
    Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The best British TV of 2016 so far

    The BFI’s TV curators round up their personal favourites from what’s already been a bumper year on the small screen.

    Steve Bryant , Gosta Johansson , Lisa Kerrigan , Kathleen Luckey , Pam Rostron
    Tuesday 26 July 2016

    Lists

  • Toon of the month: Horse

    Chris Robinson on Shen Jie’s boggling, mesmerising horse play, another gem from China’s budding animation scene.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 24 July 2016

    Bytes

  • Barry Lyndon, Euro-cynic

    Stanley Kubrick’s picaresque appraisal of a continent torn between its noble ideals and dissolute reality suddenly seems so not very 250 years ago, says Phil Hoad.

    Phil Hoad
    Sunday 24 July 2016

    Features

  • Bodies off: Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn’s under-the-skin flick

    The art of decomposition: Brad Stevens on why Bill Gunn’s vampire film drives a stake through classical film craft.

    Brad Stevens
    Saturday 23 July 2016

    Bradlands

  • Review: Star Trek Beyond

    As written by fanboy Simon Pegg and directed (a little too fast and furiously) by Justin Lin, this transitory episode of the intergalactic franchise breaks little new ground, but has plenty of strengths to play to, says Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 22 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • In pictures: Stanley Kubrick making Barry Lyndon

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes images courtesy of the Stanley Kubrick Archive showing the director in production on his lavish 18th-century period masterpiece Barry Lyndon.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 22 July 2016

    Features

  • The best of Karlovy Vary 2016

    Alissa Simon picks her top dozen films to write home about from the leading showcase of central and eastern European cinema.

    Alissa Simon
    Thursday 21 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Ghost pictures: five phantom finds at FID Marseille 2016

    Past and present alike haunted these five wilfully unmouldable finds at France’s festival of anti-formulaic anything-goes, writes Michael Pattison.

    Michael Pattison
    Thursday 21 July 2016

    Festivals

  • 10 great Greek films

    From Angelopoulos to the new weird wave, here are some of the finest cinematic exports from Greece.

    Christina Newland
    Thursday 21 July 2016

    Lists

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