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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Playing the mule

    From Sundance to Copenhagen, festivals and funders seem to have caught the scent of cinematic nonfiction. Time to plant feet on the ground, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Unfiction

  • Stanley Kubrick seeks ‘mad computer expert’

    … but he doesn’t want a ‘stick-in-the-mud’ type.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

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