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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Twin Peaks: the Return episodes 5 & 6 recap – the good, the bad and the Dougie

    Agent Cooper returns… as Señor Droolcup? With the testing fifth and sixth episodes of the new Twin Peaks running high on bloody violence, operatic tragedy and a preponderance of oddball slapstick, Tom Huddleston wonders if David Lynch is messing with us.

    Tom Huddleston
    Thursday 22 June 2017

    TV

  • Screening it for themselves: young DIY British film programmers

    Does the cinema space matter to millennials? Yes, and even more so when the films have been selected by their peers. Simran Hans meets the young people creating their own cinema experiences.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 22 June 2017

    Features

  • Where to begin with Abbas Kiarostami

    Your next obsession: the contemplative masterpieces of Abbas Kiarostami

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 22 June 2017

    Features

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