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  • Touching the Void producer John Smithson on Sherpa

    The BAFTA-winning film and TV producer tells us about his powerful new mountaineering documentary, which won the Best Documentary prize at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival.

    Georgia Korossi
    Monday 14 December 2015

    Interviews

  • Frank Sinatra centenary: 10 essential films

    It’s 100 years since Ol’ Blue Eyes was born in New Jersey. Sinatra became known not just for his golden voice, but as a serious, Oscar-winning actor. These are 10 fine places to track him down. 

    David Parkinson
    Friday 11 December 2015

    Lists

  • Nora Ephron: queen of hearts

    Nora Ephron made films that combined caustic wit with happy endings – and helped define the modern romantic comedy. Hannah McGill remembers the comedian who anticipated our online culture of disclosure and influenced a generation of female comics.​

    Hannah McGill
    Thursday 10 December 2015

    Features

  • 10 great erotic thrillers

    Base instincts and fatal attractions abound in these 10 unmissably sexy thrillers.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 10 December 2015

    Lists

  • Film of the week: The Forbidden Room

    Guy Maddin plays pulp-poetic Exquisite Corpse with the ghosts of cinema lost, writes Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Thursday 10 December 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Judi Dench: 10 essential performances

    On her 81st birthday, we celebrate one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved actors with a look at 10 of her best performances. Just don’t call her a ‘national treasure’…

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 9 December 2015

    Lists

  • Kirk Douglas: 10 essential films

    On his 99th birthday we celebrate one of the last surviving great actors of Hollywood’s golden age, with a look at some of Kirk Douglas’s finest movies.

    Christina Newland
    Wednesday 9 December 2015

    Lists

  • True Romance: how Tarantino makes every character count

    Tony Scott’s True Romance is a loved-up couple-on-the-run movie to rank with the best of them, but what makes it really special are the colourful supporting roles that Tarantino’s script provides for the likes of Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt.

    Lou Thomas
    Tuesday 8 December 2015

    Features

  • Five sublime sequences in Terence Davies films

    There are moments in the work of ‘Britain’s greatest living director’ that simply take the breath away. As his stunning new pastoral drama Sunset Song arrives in cinemas, we remember some peak Terence Davies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Tuesday 8 December 2015

    Lists

  • Morelia 2015: How the guest was won

    Nick James reports on a festive melting pot of glamour, conviviality, native history and ‘Mexican imaginary’.

    Nick James
    Monday 7 December 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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