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  • Marc Karlin: the act of remembering

    Marc Karlin was an innovator of the essay film and a leading voice for independent film in Britain, so why is his work so little known, asks Holly Aylett?

    Holly Aylett
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Features

  • Film of the week: Hail, Caesar!

    At your service: the Coens salute the circus mastery of Golden-Age Hollywood, write J.M. Tyree and Ben Walters.

    J M Tyree , Ben Walters
    Thursday 3 March 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • How to design movies for the Coen brothers

    Does a production designer get sentimental when it comes time to dismantle his sets? We put this and other questions to six-time Coen brothers collaborator Jess Gonchor.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 3 March 2016

    Interviews

  • 10 great films that influenced Alfred Hitchcock

    By any measure, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential of all filmmakers, but where did he get his own inspiration from? As new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut goes on release, we did some digging…

    Ian Mantgani
    Tuesday 1 March 2016

    Lists

  • Oscars 2016: the winners in full

    Spotlight is the surprise best picture winner, while Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio take the acting prizes.

    Monday 29 February 2016

    Features

  • William A. Wellman: 10 essential films

    He directed the first ever winner of the Oscar for best picture, alongside timeless gangster movies, westerns, war films and screwball comedies. Here are 10 of the toppermost films by ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman, who was born 120 years ago.

    Matthew Thrift
    Monday 29 February 2016

    Lists

  • Numb and number: where The Big Short falls short

    Adam McKay’s pop reenactment of the Noughties credit crisis couldn’t be more insistently in-your-face. But will we need a sequel, asks Ann Pettifor?

    Ann Pettifor
    Sunday 28 February 2016

    Comment

  • Review: Grimsby

    Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy “really is witless rubbish”, hazards Henry K. Miller, with an eye on posterity’s posterior judgement.

    Henry K Miller
    Friday 26 February 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Video essay: Lines of resistance – Anne-Marie Miéville’s The Book of Mary

    Counterpointing Godard: Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a taste of Anne-Marie Miéville’s cinema, and a look at the patterns at play in her prologue to her partner’s Hail Mary.

    Cristina Álvarez López , Adrian Martin
    Friday 26 February 2016

    Video

  • Stanley Baker: 10 essential films

    Appearing in classics such as The Guns of Navarone and Zulu, Welshman Stanley Baker was one of the great British screen actors of the 20th century.

    Andrew Nette
    Friday 26 February 2016

    Lists

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