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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

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Seven countries, seven posters, one classic film

    See how nations from Japan to Finland imagined their posters for the Polish anti-war classic Ashes and Diamonds. These stunning designs are from a new poster exhibition centred on the master filmmaker Andrzej Wajda.

    Friday 8 May 2015

    Features

  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great British politics films

    Don’t forget to vote… for any films you think we’ve left off our election-time ballot of terrific films about British politics, politicians and life in Westminster.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 7 May 2015

    Lists

  • Preview: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

    The full programme has been announced for the 22nd edition of the UK’s premiere documentary festival.

    Georgia Korossi
    Thursday 7 May 2015

    Features

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