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  • Patrick Keiller on London: ‘I’ve always seen urban self-congratulation as a symptom of underlying problems’

    In an exclusive new interview, the celebrated filmmaker Patrick Keiller revisits his classic of British psychogeographic cinema, London, reflecting on changes in the capital since he filmed it 25 years ago.

    Adam Scovell
    Tuesday 27 June 2017

    Interviews

  • Socially conscious films triumph at the EVCOM Screen Awards 2017

    Kayleigh’s Love Story, a viral police film warning of the danger of online grooming, has won top prize at the ‘Oscars for specialist video’ in a year when serious, social themes dominated.

    Patrick Russell
    Monday 26 June 2017

    Features

  • An introduction to B. Ruby Rich

    The provocative critic, who coined the term New Queer Cinema in Sight & Sound, has enlivened the magazine for decades. To mark a London celebration of her work, Sophie Mayer introduces a selection of her writing for the magazine through the 1990s and 2000s.

    So Mayer
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

  • New times: rethinking the story of US indie cinema

    B. Ruby Rich reflects on developments in US underground, alternative and counterculture film and video making from the 1960s to the 90s.

    B. Ruby Rich
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

  • Queer and present danger: after New Queer Cinema

    Boys Don’t Cry, Being John Malkovich and The Talented Mr. Ripley – each of these recent US films has a pronounced queer element. But what do they owe to the pioneering spirit of the New Queer Cinema of 1992, of Derek Jarman, Todd Haynes, Rose Troche, Gregg Araki and others, asks B. Ruby Rich?

    B. Ruby Rich
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

  • New Queer Cinema

    The self-styled ‘New Queer Cinema’ of the 1990s has arisen out of a long and important tradition of gay and lesbian filmmaking. But are the aesthetics, the politics and the assertions really marking new voices and new directions? B. Ruby Rich introduces the arguments, the directors and films.

    B. Ruby Rich
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

  • Bomb culture: Hany Abu-Assad’s Paradise Now

    Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Paradise Now is the subject of protests in the US because it explores the limited options for young Palestinians from a suicide bomber’s point of view. Yet Hany Abu-Assad’s film helps us to understand without condoning, argues B. Ruby Rich.

    B. Ruby Rich
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Interviews

  • 100 years of Japanese animation: One great film per decade

    Enter a world beyond anime as we celebrate the centenary of animation in Japan by exploring some less familiar corners of this rich history.

    Jasper Sharp
    Friday 23 June 2017

    Lists

  • Myth, the supernatural and black female storytelling in three 1990s classics

    Mythology, African traditions and legends infuse three very different 1990s films about black womanhood. Stephanie Phillips explores why black women’s stories in cinema often transcend the material world.

    Stephanie Phillips
    Friday 23 June 2017

    Features

  • Film of the week: Edith Walks makes England loopy again

    Andrew Kötting’s latest “brief and incorrect” country lark lights out with the apparition of King Harold’s widow, and kindred history-diviners, in commemoration of the dismemberment of Anglo-Saxon England, writes Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 23 June 2017

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