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  • Kurosawa vs Shakespeare

    Steven Spielberg called Akira Kurosawa ‘the pictorial Shakespeare of our time’, but what makes the Japanese master’s Shakespeare films so special?

    Ben Nicholson
    Wednesday 23 March 2016

    Features

  • Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

    Michael Brooke on one of Czech cinema’s most prodigious talents and uncompromising nonconformists, whose career was derailed by the post-1968 repression of the Prague Spring.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 22 March 2016

    Obituaries

  • Island escape: Scott Graham on Iona

    For his second feature, director Scott Graham decamped to the Hebrides for a spiritual drama with echoes of the Harrison Ford thriller Witness and Carl Dreyer’s masterpiece Ordet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 21 March 2016

    Interviews

  • Ukraine goes to Hollywood

    Cinema’s depictions of the country’s recent political turmoil has been a whitewash, argues Celluloid Liberation Front.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Saturday 19 March 2016

    Comment

  • UK-made films top $9.4 billion at the worldwide box office in 2015

    Films made in the UK achieved a 26% share of the global cinema-going market, with independent films grossing $1.1 billion worldwide.

    Friday 18 March 2016

    Announcements

  • Porn again: David McGillivray on Trouser Bar

    A slice of gay erotica makes its world premiere at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival this weekend. It’s a film with a fascinating history.

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: The Pearl Button

    Maria Delgado embraces the contemplative poetry of Patricio Guzmán’s personal and political journey across the history and psyche of his Chilean homeland, in which water serves as an agent of life, freedom, memory, justice – and their opposites.

    Maria Delgado
    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Behemoth – first look

    From the open-cast mines to the ghost cities beyond: Jordan Cronk reviews “a portrait of modern-day China built from the blood and sweat of its proletariat class”.

    Jordan Cronk
    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Where to begin with Luchino Visconti

    Your next obsession: the sumptuous masterpieces of Luchino Visconti.

    Christina Newland
    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Features

  • 10 great films set in Ireland

    Ireland has inspired filmmakers from across the world. Here are 10 of the best Irish films and features set on the Emerald Isle.

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Lists

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