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  • Cannes 2015: Opening gambits

    The august regulars are still in evidence, but this year’s Cannes line-up is rather less predictable – and younger – than in recent years, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Wednesday 13 May 2015

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2015: Standing Tall – first look

    The festival gets serious with a social-realist slice of juvenile delinquency for its opening night, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 13 May 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Cannes 2015: Where’s Raaooouuuul?

    Or is that Raúúúúúúúúúl? At any rate, this strange, recurring howl is less an emblem of Cannes’ clubbiness than of its all-bewildering embrace, says Charlie Lyne.

    Charlie Lyne
    Wednesday 13 May 2015

    Festivals

  • Review: From What is Before

    Modern tyranny comes to a not-so-long-ago Philippine village in Lav Diaz’s latest extensive historical tragedy, now making its UK premiere on subscription VoD, says Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

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  • Only Angels Have Wings – this Cary Grant adventure film is just bliss

    Danger, desire, death and a donkey – Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth are flying high in a welcome return to the big screen for Howard Hawks’s peerlessly entertaining tale of aviation in the Andes. 

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

    Features

  • Cannes 2015: the films to look forward to

    It’s an open field in competition at Cannes this year, with new films by Jacques Audiard, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Gus Van Sant and Yorgos Lanthimos among the big hitters jostling for recognition.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 11 May 2015

    Features

  • Deep focus: Southern Gothic

    Nick Pinkerton is your guide through the cinema of the Gothic tradition from the American South – films steeped in dark family secrets, lost loves and the ghosts of slavery, set in crumbling ante-bellum mansions, populated by exiles and eccentrics and coloured by the prospect of macabre violence.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Sunday 10 May 2015

    Deep Focus

  • Archives online: Bedridden belles

    These two alfresco minutes from an oddball 1935 home movie in the University of South Carolina’s archives presage Southern Gothic’s long lineage of female immobility, says Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 10 May 2015

    Bytes

  • Futuro Beach: ‘Somehow these days fear has overshadowed courage’

    The tender drama Futuro Beach is the story of the passion between a Brazilian lifeguard and a German tourist. Director Karim Aïnouz tells us about the inspiration for his tale of two cities.

    Georgia Korossi
    Friday 8 May 2015

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: Girlhood

    Céline Sciamma’s banlieu story makes thrillingly palpable the liberating potential of girl power – and shows us the social pressures that aim to extinguish it, says Sue Harris.

    Sue Harris
    Friday 8 May 2015

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