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  • In memoriam Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

    Robert Greene pays tribute to the documentary legend whose heart, like his camera, was always in the right place.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 11 March 2015


  • Timeless romantic epic Les Enfants du paradis turns 70 years old

    It’s 70 years since the heartbreaking classic, which has been voted the greatest French film ever made, was released in Paris.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 9 March 2015


  • A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

    A selection of critics and curators each nominate a vital female voice in film criticism, with an example of their writing.

    Miriam Bale , Anne Billson , Mark Cousins , Jemma Desai , Bryony Dixon , Jane Giles , Pamela Hutchinson , Nick James , Violet Lucca , Sophie Mayer , Henry K Miller , Nathalie Morris , Nick Pinkerton , Jonathan Romney , Jonathan Rosenbaum , Claire Smith , Kate Stables , Francine Stock , Isabel Stevens , Matthew Sweet , Ginette Vincendeau , Thirza Wakefield , Ben Walters , Catherine Wheatley , Rob Winter
    Sunday 8 March 2015


  • 10 great actresses who excel in older roles

    It’s not just Katharine Hepburn who lit up the screen in roles as an older actress. Here are 10 more women who achieved rewarded creativity in their 60s and beyond.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 6 March 2015


  • Life of Riley: an imaginative finale from a master modernist

    Brighter in tone and texture than his earlier work, the last film from Alain Resnais deals with ageing and mortality with the lightest touch.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 6 March 2015


  • Film of the week: Dreamcatcher

    Neither ‘happy hookers’ nor tragic victims, the women of Kim Longinotto’s latest game-changing documentary are helping themselves out of helplessness – together. Sophie Mayer on a redoubtable portrait.

    Sophie Mayer
    Thursday 5 March 2015

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  • She who wears the trousers

    In Hollywood movies, the trousered female still stands apart, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Thursday 5 March 2015


  • Toon of the month: Yield

    Reanimation: Caleb Wood pays tribute to those felled on the byway, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Thursday 5 March 2015


  • 10 great feminist films

    Some great feminist films are screening at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival this March. We remember some of the pioneering films that paved the way…

    Bev Zalcock
    Thursday 5 March 2015


  • Bisexual healing: Desiree Akhavan on Appropriate Behaviour

    The director, writer and star of the witty new comedy talks about bisexuality, Muriel’s Wedding, and the challenges of directing herself.

    Alex Davidson
    Wednesday 4 March 2015


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