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  • Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

    From the spring of ‘Bergmania’ and the high summer of European cinephilia to the onset of home video, Sight & Sound’s longstanding editor elevated both her magazine and the art it championed, writes Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Obituaries

  • Beautiful new cover designs for books on seven of the best romantic films

    Talented designers from around the world tell us about their covers for seven new special editons in our book series BFI Film Classics.

    Tuesday 10 November 2015

    Features

  • Cinematic gold: Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev

    For his first masterpiece, Andrei Tarkovsky turned back the clock to the 15th-century life and times of Russia’s greatest icon painter. The result was censored in the USSR for two decades, but remains an extraordinary ode to the power of art.

    Theodora Clarke
    Monday 9 November 2015

    Features

  • E.T. writer Melissa Mathison dies aged 65

    Working alongside with such revered directors as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, Melissa Mathison defined the art of storytelling.
     

    Peter Hill
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Features

  • Girls on film: Brooklyn interview with the producers

    Oscar® and BAFTA award-nominated producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey on their latest film, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn.

    Joseph Walsh
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: Brooklyn

    Exile makes the heart grow (and divide) in this superior Irish-emigrant drama, with a rare female viewpoint embodied by the excellent Saoirse Ronan, writes Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 6 November 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Artists in the houses: Berwick 2015

    Harriet Warman reports on the multiple permutations of fact, fiction, moving images and installation spaces presented at the borderlands festival of ‘film and media art’ under its new director Peter Taylor.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Expanding your world: Bertha DocHouse in the Curzon Bloomsbury

    In the third of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson prowls a Tarkovsky-inspired renovation of the former Curzon Renoir, where he finds DocHouse director Elizabeth Wood explaining her ambitions for a dedicated space to host the best of documentary cinema.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Video

  • ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    With women on film centre-stage at this year’s London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • 10 great New York period films

    Based on Colm Tóibín’s award-winning novel about a young Irish woman finding her way in the Big Apple in the 1950s, the exquisite new drama Brooklyn continues an illustrious tradition of films set in the New York of yesteryear.

    Christina Newland
    Thursday 5 November 2015

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