From promoting New American Cinema in the 60s and founding the Gate chain in the 1970s to producing movies for decades afterwards, Stone was at the centre of the international film scene for more than half a century, recalls David Robinson.
The Arrietty director has teamed up with fellow Studio Ghibli veteran Nishimura Yoshiaki to start a new company, and fittingly their first film is all about taking a leap into the unknown, they tell Andrew Gutman.
In memory of the late Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao – Nick Bradshaw’s 2015 feature about the ‘giant sloth’s’ implacable perfectionism, and how he took 14 years to make his delicately refined swansong The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Robin Campillo’s superb story of Aids activists in the 1990s is more than just a revelatory period piece, it’s a celebration of sex, dance and the invigorating value of collective resistance, writes Ben Walters.
The universe of this shaggy-dog story reflects the influence of classic animators and Japanese auteurs both, but its attention to delightful detail and its sympathy for pack of furry leads are all Anderson’s own, writes Kim Newman.
Tony Richardson’s ferocious version of John Osborne’s famous play, starring Richard Burton as the original angry young man, returns to cinemas this weekend. On its first release, Penelope Houston heralded “something new in British cinema”.