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  • Film of the week: The Stoker

    This black, brooding portrait of an ethnic Yakut furnace-feeder in lawless 90s Russia richly reconciles Aleksey Balabanov’s grimmer films and his weirder ones, writes Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 17 May 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Film of the week: The Great Gatsby

    Finally, Leo smiles again! And brings layers of resonance to lurid Baz Luhrmann’s madcap assault on Scott Fitzgerald’s glittering prize, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 17 May 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The many faces of Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier has never been shy of sensational subject matter or media notoriety. Paul O’Callaghan offers an introduction to the provocations of one of world cinema’s most divisive directors.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Friday 17 May 2013

    Features

  • Cannes 2013: Excess for success

    Catherine Bray leaves behind the UK’s current arte povera to visit the bling, yachts and fairy dust at this year’s Cannes.

    Catherine Bray
    Thursday 16 May 2013

    Festivals

  • The joys of analogue

    As digital technology takes over, so our affection for analogue grows. Joseph Ernst’s short film Londoners delights in the textures of archaic camera technology to document street life in the modern capital.

    Catherine McGahan
    Thursday 16 May 2013

    Features

  • 10 great films set in the roaring 20s

    The 1920s roar again in the new film of The Great Gatsby, but Baz Luhrmann’s extravaganza is not the first film to revel in the decadence of the Jazz Age. Here are 10 of the best.

    Pamela Hutchinson
    Thursday 16 May 2013

    Lists

  • BFI archive footage of 1920s London goes viral

    Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry are among the thousands of tweeters captivated by beautiful colour footage of London in 1926, restored by the BFI. 

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 15 May 2013

    Features

  • British films at Cannes 2013

    Exciting debut features and the new film from Clio Barnard give British cinema a healthy presence at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 15 May 2013

    Features

  • Man on fire: Tony Scott

    Joseph Bevan on how a North Shields art student set the world agog.

    Joseph Bevan
    Wednesday 15 May 2013

    Features

  • Beyond the gloom: Bradford 2013

    Bradford’s pluckily downbeat festival also featured a plethora of shady (but attractive?) male characters, psygeographic documentaries and quirky features from the mainstream and margins, reports Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Tuesday 14 May 2013

    Festivals

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