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  • From the S&S archives: Notes on The Big Sleep, 30 years after

    James Monaco weighs the merits of this “fullest, richest and most resonant” private eye movie, and places it at the “nodal point in the tide that was Hollywood”.

    James Monaco
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Features

  • Lauren Bacall: a career in pictures

    After one of the all-time-great acting debuts, Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, blazed a trail in Hollywood as a fiercely independent and charismatic star.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Features

  • Shooting the message #17: Maverick Advertising and Design

    When the Gibraltar national football team mounted a bid to be let into UEFA, it called upon the services of communications film production company Maverick Advertising and Design. The resulting films are a test-case in the power of moving images to send a message.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Features

  • Robin Williams: a career in pictures

    Eleni Stefanou introduces some visual highlights from the films of the much-loved actor and comedian Robin Williams, who has died aged 63.

    Eleni Stefanou
    Tuesday 12 August 2014

    Features

  • Checkpoint Karlovy Vary 2014

    A serio-comic debut from backwater Albania and an absurdist metaphysical comedy from Hungary stood out at this year’s Czech showcase of films East of the West. Lydia Papadimitriou reports.

    Lydia Papadimitriou
    Monday 11 August 2014

    Festivals

  • From girlhood to adulthood: six French films about sexual awakening

    With our Teenage Kicks season celebrating movies about the joys and pains of adolescence, let’s talk about sexual awakening on screen… French-style.

    Jemma Desai
    Monday 11 August 2014

    Lists

  • The Wild Bunch: blood, bullets and the death of the west

    Held up by Kathryn Bigelow as a seismic influence on her own filmmaking, Sam Peckinpah’s 45-year-old epic about the decline of the American west remains a brutal benchmark in action cinema.

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 8 August 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Lilting

    Ashley Clark admires a tender, potent study of loss and loneliness in fly-by-night London.

    Ashley Clark
    Friday 8 August 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great films set in Hong Kong

    One of the most densely populated areas on earth, Hong Kong is synonymous with the speed and flow of the modern city. Its teeming streets and gleaming surfaces have inspired filmmakers from Wong Kar-wai to Jackie Chan. Here are 10 of the best Hong Kong movies.

    John Berra
    Thursday 7 August 2014

    Lists

  • Video: the art of nonfiction

    Robert Greene essays a love letter to the “magical imitation of reality”.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 7 August 2014

    Video

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