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    Film of the week: It Follows

    David Robert Mitchell’s imaginative young-adult twist on horror’s implacable-pursuit mode puts rare emphasis on virtue and solidarity, says Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 27 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Lang may yer lum reek: Glasgow at the movies

    Emma Jackson reviews the Mitchell Library’s exhibition celebrating the city’s history of gallus film-going.

    Emma Jackson
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Films for film’s sake: Tromsø 2015

    James Bell reports on how the ‘Paris of the north’ flies the flag for cinema in the Arctic circle.

    James Bell
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Festivals

  • Inside your head: conceptual science fiction

    Low-budget, high-philosophy sci-fi forays – including the recent Ex Machina, Predestination and Coherence – remind us of the intrinsic visionary potential of imaginative narrative and editing, says Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Features

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    The great game: Adam Curtis’s Bitter Lake

    The extraordinary footage assembled in Adam Curtis’s powerful film about the tangled history of Afghanistan offers some welcome insights – but in his bid to counteract the lazy fables of good and evil beloved of some politicians, is the director in danger of oversimplification too? By Jason Burke.

    Jason Burke
    Monday 23 February 2015

    TV

  • I turn my back on you: black movie poster art

    Isabel Stevens on black film posters that both succumbed to and defied racism.

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 February 2015

    The pictures

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    Documentary of the week: Maidan

    Sergei Loznitsa’s epic yet intimate canvas of Kiev’s 2013-14 Maidan protests brings out the multifariousness of our lives together, as well as the mess and the beauty of this particular crisis, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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    Drama of the week: The Duke of Burgundy

    Lesbian bondage and moth studies intertwine in Peter Strickland’s third movie, a phantasmagoric 70s Euro sex-horror pastiche about relationship dynamics and back pain, writes Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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    Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

    Blindfolds back on – Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation struggles to serve E.L. James’s Kindle-busting BDSM bestseller, says Jane Giles.

    Jane Giles
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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    50 weeks to learn film

    Not everything they teach at film school should be practical. How about a little Edmund Burke or nude figure drawing instead, proposes Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Thursday 19 February 2015

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