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    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

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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

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    Queer and present danger: after New Queer Cinema

    Boys Don’t Cry, Being John Malkovich and The Talented Mr. Ripley – each of these recent US films has a pronounced queer element. But what do they owe to the pioneering spirit of the New Queer Cinema of 1992, of Derek Jarman, Todd Haynes, Rose Troche, Gregg Araki and others, asks B. Ruby Rich?

    B. Ruby Rich
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

  • 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.

    Sophie Mayer
    Saturday 24 June 2017

    Features

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    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

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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.

    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: 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.

    Tom Huddleston
    Thursday 22 June 2017

    TV

  • 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.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Thursday 22 June 2017

    Features

  • 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

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    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.

    Tega Okiti
    Saturday 17 June 2017

    Deep Focus

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