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  • I, Daniel Blake – first look

    Ken Loach is back on song with a protest cry for common humanity in the face of modern Britain’s welfare web, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 13 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Sieranevada – first look

    Cristi Puiu hones the art of Romanian realism with a deadpan family-wake drama that’s his most approachable film since The Death of Mr Lazarescu.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 12 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 11 May 2016

    Comment

  • From the Magazine

    Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 10 May 2016

    Festivals

  • Video: A speck in the cosmos – the inner frontiers of Raoul Walsh’s Pursued

    Often described as the first psychoanalytic western, Raoul Walsh’s 1947 Pursued plays out the traumas of Robert Mitchum’s homecoming Civil War vet as an existential maelstrom of violence, isolation and psychopathy. In this video essay Tag Gallagher offers a psychological reading of one of Hollywood’s weirdest westerns.

    Tag Gallagher
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Video

  • From the Magazine

    The psychological western

    Born in the extrovert idealism of the frontier drama, the western was slow to adapt to the social malaise and anti-communist paranoia of the post-war period. Graham Fuller explains how it took its dark turn to incorporate contemporary socio-politics and psychology, with 12 case studies.

    Graham Fuller
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Deep Focus

  • From the Magazine

    Westward the women! Distaff furies of the psychological west

    There’s never been anything quite like Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, but many other post-war westerns of the era also found great post-frontier roles for women, writes Imogen Sara Smith.

    Imogen Sara Smith
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Features

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Evolution

    Mysteries of the deep: Lucile Hadzihalilovic essays bodily sea changes and natural horror in her coolly estranging fantasia of a coastal mothers-and-sons conclave, says Richard Combs.

    Richard Combs
    Saturday 7 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • From Beat Girl to Mad Men: the life of Gillian Hills

    From her screen debut in the 1959 Soho sexposé Beat Girl to French pop stardom, skimpy turns in Blowup and A Clockwork Orange to cult stardom as a book-cover illustrator, Gillian Hills has never been bored, she tells Trevor Johnston…

    Trevor Johnston
    Thursday 5 May 2016

    Interviews

  • The Pedestrian: post-war Germany without the chewing gum

    Maximilian Schell’s 1973 investigation of West Germany’s relationship with its Nazi past wishes away the American cultural trappings that inform the better-known works of his New German Cinema peers. It’s the sort of failure from which cults are made, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Bradlands

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