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  • Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Tom Charity on the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate: an artist whose extravagance served to shut the door on Hollywood’s 1970s golden age.

    Tom Charity
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Robin Hardy, 1929-2016

    Vic Pratt remembers the director of The Wicker Man, an indefatigable creative communicator and joker.

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Mauled by the studio, obsessed over by fans, deconstructed by academics, remade with Nicolas Cage – yet the pagan British weirdness of The Wicker Man remains fresh. Unveiling The Final Cut in 2013, its director recalls the making of a myth to Vic Pratt.

    Vic Pratt
    Monday 4 July 2016

    Features

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: From Afar

    Still lives: last year’s Venice Golden Lion winner is a tautly minimalist, darkly brave study of male intimacy across the tracks in Venezuela, says Demetrios Matheou.

    Demetrios Matheou
    Friday 1 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Home of the weak: Out of the Past and four ways of framing film noir

    How can we define films noir? Are they really all about fatalism, and gynophobia – or could the richest of them actually hint at what it means to lose the rat race, asks Brad Stevens?

    Brad Stevens
    Thursday 30 June 2016

    Bradlands

  • From the Magazine

    Silk and steel: the life of Olivia de Havilland

    On the eve of her 100th birthday, Farran Smith Nehme celebrates the career of the last of the great pre-World War II Hollywood stars, a woman who was not only a fabulous performer but also a thorn in the side of the studios, winning a key legal battle for which every actor in Tinseltown owed a debt of gratitude.​

    Farran Smith Nehme
    Wednesday 29 June 2016

    Features

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: No Home Movie

    Nick Pinkerton reviews the late Chantal Akerman’s final testimonial to her mother, her wellspring.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Monday 27 June 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Always for pleasure: the adventures of Bill and Turner Ross

    Two prodigies of American documentary’s digital revolution, the Ross brothers beckon you aboard their wagon. Robert Greene is on already.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 June 2016

    Unfiction

  • Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable

    On its thirtieth anniversary, the erstwhile London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival had plenty to reflect on, from biopics and revionist histories and rereleases to the new places queer cinema is going. Claire Kurylowski, Sophie Mayer and Ben Walters share notes in this podcast.

    Claire Kurylowski, Sophie Mayer, Ben Walters
    Monday 20 June 2016

    Festivals

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