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  • E.T. writer Melissa Mathison dies aged 65

    Working alongside with such revered directors as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, Melissa Mathison defined the art of storytelling.
     

    Peter Hill
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Features

  • Girls on film: Brooklyn interview with the producers

    Oscar® and BAFTA award-nominated producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey on their latest film, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn.

    Joseph Walsh
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: Brooklyn

    Exile makes the heart grow (and divide) in this superior Irish-emigrant drama, with a rare female viewpoint embodied by the excellent Saoirse Ronan, writes Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Expanding your world: Bertha DocHouse in the Curzon Bloomsbury

    In the third of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson prowls a Tarkovsky-inspired renovation of the former Curzon Renoir, where he finds DocHouse director Elizabeth Wood explaining her ambitions for a dedicated space to host the best of documentary cinema.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Video

  • ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    With women on film centre-stage at this year’s London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • 10 great New York period films

    Based on Colm Tóibín’s award-winning novel about a young Irish woman finding her way in the Big Apple in the 1950s, the exquisite new drama Brooklyn continues an illustrious tradition of films set in the New York of yesteryear.

    Christina Newland
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Lists

  • Artists in the houses: Berwick 2015

    Harriet Warman reports on the multiple permutations of fact, fiction, moving images and installation spaces presented at the borderlands festival of ‘film and media art’ under its new director Peter Taylor.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Brief Encounter – a return ticket to Temptation

    Don’t be put off by its reputation as a classic, David Lean’s 70-year-old Brief Encounter is proper grit-in-the-eye cinema even today… whether you’ve got servants at home or not.

    Vic Pratt
    Wednesday 4 November 2015

    Features

  • Bodies and film: Experimenta 2015 at the London Film Festival

    Sophie Mayer on this year’s London Film Festival experimental allsorts, including revivals of the 1970s films of Argentina’s Marie Louise Alemann and New Zealand’s Joanna Margaret Paul, and new highlights from Tacita Dean, Sarah Turner, Vivienne Dick, Mike Kuchar, Jennifer Reeder and more.

    Sophie Mayer
    Wednesday 4 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Infographic: The Rules of Attraction

    On screen, when one becomes two there’s usually a formula at work. Watch enough films - as we have - and you start seeing patterns…

    Tuesday 3 November 2015

    Features

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