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  • Ozu vs Godzilla

    With the new Godzilla film and our rerelease of Yasujiro Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon out in cinemas on the same day, UK audiences are presented with a choice that is decades old in Japanese cinema: arthouse humanism or action and spectacle?

    Jasper Sharp
    Friday 16 May 2014

    Features

  • The bottom line: behind the scenes of Film Finances

    A look into the world of Film Finances, a linchpin of the UK film industry that has helped bring some of British cinema’s greatest films to the screen, including Dr No, Billy Liar, The Wicker Man, and the films of Mike Leigh.

    Nathalie Morris
    Friday 16 May 2014

    Features

  • An Autumn Afternoon: a fond farewell

    Exquisitely moving and truthful, An Autumn Afternoon is a fitting end to the great career of Yasujiro Ozu.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 16 May 2014

    Features

  • Cannes critics’ heads turned by Mr. Turner

    The first two British films have screened at Cannes. Here’s what the critics are making of Mike Leigh’s J.M.W. Turner biopic and Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy.

    Friday 16 May 2014

    Features

  • Cannes 2014: crying Timbuktu

    Mali’s brutal jihadists are depicted with oblique defiance in this eloquent, complex and even compassionate j’accuse from Abderrahmane Sissako, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 15 May 2014

    Festivals

  • 10 great last films

    With its heartbreaking story of life moving on, Yasujiro Ozu’s final film before his death, An Autumn Afternoon, ranks among his very best. Which other directors bowed out with masterpieces?

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 15 May 2014

    Lists

  • Cannes 2014: savouring Mr. Turner

    Mike Leigh’s biopic of the great Romantic painter is a wickedly gruff late-life tragicomedy and class critique, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Thursday 15 May 2014

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2014: Grace of Monaco and the thorny art of the opening gala

    Contra the Monaco royal family’s apprehensions, this year’s festival opener is less a farce, more a “stiff, moribund piece of soft-focus hagiography… for lovers of regal camp,” reports Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Wednesday 14 May 2014

    Festivals

  • British films at Cannes 2014

    New films by John Boorman, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, alongside some exciting debuts, head the UK lineup at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 14 May 2014

    Features

  • Cannes 2014: ne plus ultra and no backing down

    Can the festival change with the times, asks Nick James?

    Nick James
    Wednesday 14 May 2014

    Festivals

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