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  • 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.
    Friday 23 June 2017

  • “We will be the mainstream”: female filmmakers talk revolution in Seoul

    At the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, a new generation of politically engaged feminists flocked to see female directors and their trailblazing films, reports Sophie Mayer.
    Tuesday 27 June 2017

  • 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.
    Saturday 24 June 2017

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

    Agent Cooper: back… but 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.
    Thursday 22 June 2017

  • 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.
    Thursday 22 June 2017

  • Tehran noir: Samuel Khachikian and the rise and fall of Iranian genre films

    For four decades, this innovative director made Hollywood-style movies that played to sellout crowds in Iran. After the revolution, his western inspirations fell out of favour, but a new retrospective of his little-seen work should reinvigorate his reputation, writes Ehsan Khoshbakht.
    Thursday 22 June 2017

  • Film of the week: By the Time It Gets Dark refracts memories of a massacre

    Anocha Suwichakornpong’s formally experimental, provocative film frames and re-frames stories related to an infamous Thai student massacre in 1976, with each of its narrative threads occupying its own questionable reality, writes Ben Nicholson.
    Friday 16 June 2017

  • The black feminine on screen: 11 key auteurs

    From Daughters of the Dust to Lemonade, a distinctly interior, subjective aesthetic binds a number of films made by and about black women. Tega Okiti spotlights 11 of the varied individuals and collectives at the heart of this often marginalised cinematic tradition.
    Saturday 17 June 2017

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    Movies, music and motors: Edgar Wright talks to Mark Kermode about his new musical thrill-ride Baby Driver. Plus the best of Cannes, Bong Joonho’s Okja, Philippe Garrel and 50 years of queer British cinema.

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  • Wrapped in plasticity: Twin Peaks’ myriad Laura Palmers

    Wrapped in plasticity: Twin Peaks’ myriad Laura Palmers

    Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin conduct a forensic examination of the slippages at play in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s surrealistic investigative series.

    Friday 28 April 2017


  • Hollywood icon/oclast: the art of Jack Nicholson

    Hollywood icon/oclast: the art of Jack Nicholson

    From New Hollywood rebel to arch Hollywood devil, Jack Nicholson has been our gold-standard baby boomer, on the run from his demons even as he upends the world – and hounds down the last laugh. As he turns 80, Leigh Singer looks back at the art of Jack.

    Friday 21 April 2017


  • Video: Scorsese NYC

    Video: Scorsese NYC

    It’s complicated: Martin Scorsese’s irresistible passion for the mean streets of his hometown show us not just the psyche of a city, but the soul of a nation, says Leigh Singer.

    Friday 3 February 2017


  • Video essay: What is neorealism?

    Video essay: What is neorealism?

    kogonada pits the director of The Bicycle Thieves against the producer of Gone with the Wind on the same movie material.

    Friday 17 May 2013


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