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  • 10 great films about sisters

    More films for the watchlist: Mustang and other notable movies that explore the sisterly bond.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 12 May 2016

    Lists

  • Remembering John Krish (1923-2016)

    Our tributes to the great British filmmaker John Krish, who has died aged 92.

    Patrick Russell , Sam Dunn , Maggi Hurt
    Wednesday 11 May 2016

    Features

  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 11 May 2016

    Comment

  • Tales of a film editor: the making of Olivier’s Hamlet

    Read exclusive extracts from the memoirs of Helga Cranston, who arrived in wartime London as a Jewish refugee and found work as an editor for Laurence Olivier.

    Nathalie Morris
    Tuesday 10 May 2016

    Features

  • Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 10 May 2016

    Festivals

  • The psychological western

    Born in the extrovert idealism of the frontier drama, the western was slow to adapt to the social malaise and anti-communist paranoia of the post-war period. Graham Fuller explains how it took its dark turn to incorporate contemporary socio-politics and psychology, with 12 case studies.

    Graham Fuller
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Deep Focus

  • Video: A speck in the cosmos – the inner frontiers of Raoul Walsh’s Pursued

    Often described as the first psychoanalytic western, Raoul Walsh’s 1947 Pursued plays out the traumas of Robert Mitchum’s homecoming Civil War vet as an existential maelstrom of violence, isolation and psychopathy. In this video essay Tag Gallagher offers a psychological reading of one of Hollywood’s weirdest westerns.

    Tag Gallagher
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Video

  • Westward the women! Distaff furies of the psychological west

    There’s never been anything quite like Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, but many other post-war westerns of the era also found great post-frontier roles for women, writes Imogen Sara Smith.

    Imogen Sara Smith
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Features

  • Preview: Cannes Film Festival 2016

    BFI Southbank’s programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew finds much to get excited about in the lineup for this year’s Cannes festival.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Features

  • Film of the week: Evolution

    Mysteries of the deep: Lucile Hadzihalilovic essays bodily sea changes and natural horror in her coolly estranging fantasia of a coastal mothers-and-sons conclave, says Richard Combs.

    Richard Combs
    Saturday 7 May 2016

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