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  • Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Greed and goblins finally succumb to a coalition of the quasi-robotic good in Peter Jackson’s big-ticket paean to homespun virtues. Henry K. Miller remains nonplussed.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great Christmas films

    From an early archive treasure to some perennial modern favourites, these are 10 of the best Christmas movies for festive viewing.

    Samuel Wigley , Patrick Russell , Mary Wild , Josephine Botting , Sarah Currant , Alex Davidson , Lou Thomas , Kevin Lyons , Patrick Fahy
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Lists

  • Film of the week: Manakamana

    Circling by a thread: ethnography and structuralism share 11 rides through the heavens in the latest revelation from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, writes Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Ellen Ripley v The Doctor

    Wednesday 10 December 2014

    Announcements

  • Why I love ... Alien

    In the realm of outer-space horror movies, Ridley Scott’s ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre of science fiction’ still lords it over the competition.

    Lou Thomas
    Wednesday 10 December 2014

    Features

  • Why I love ... Dark Star

    Before Halloween and The Thing, John Carpenter flexed his genre muscles with spaced-out space-travel comedy Dark Star. It was the hippie, deadbeat answer to Star Trek and 2001, but in turn influenced everything from Alien to Sunshine.

    Kevin Lyons
    Monday 8 December 2014

    Features

  • British Independent Film Awards 2014: the winners in full

    Pride takes the award for best film at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards, as well as two acting prizes.

    Sunday 7 December 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: The Grandmaster

    Wong Kar Wai casts his romantic and cultural reveries through a kung fu scrim in this long-awaited distillation of the life of wing chun master Ip Man, writes Vadim Rizov.

    Vadim Rizov
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Pure phase: movies melt down

    With ‘live’ film shows now the rage, Charlie Lyne journeyed from Copenhagen’s incessantly deconstructionist CPH:DOX to a Frozen singalong to see cinema in a state of liquification.

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

  • Come back, South Africa: Africa in Motion 2014

    Three recent documentaries about the birth and growing pains of post-apartheid South Africa epitomised the reflective mood at this year’s Scottish showcase of African cinema. Harriet Warman reports.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

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