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  • The rise of female documentary makers in Mexico

    Mexico may not be the easiest country in which to be a woman, and its cinema’s pecking order is as macho as most. But at this year’s Ambulante documentary festival, six female-directed finds show the country’s subordinate sex finding its voice, reports Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Festivals

  • Lancing corruption in Line of Duty and Undercover

    Two recent BBC hit series mine real-life institutional crookedness for drama, better or worse – but they’d be more truly gripping if they didn’t fence us off from it, argues Gaylene Gould.

    Gaylene Gould
    Friday 3 June 2016

    TV

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: The Measure of a Man

    Mal travail: the great Vincent Lindon bears the degradations of life as a capitalist cog in his third collaboration with France’s flourishing social realist Stéphane Brizé, writes Ginette Vincendeau.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Thursday 2 June 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Carla Lane, 1928–2016

    Liverpool’s great sitcom tragi-comedist, co-writer of The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies, has died at the age of 87, writes Lisa Kerrigan.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Wednesday 1 June 2016

    Obituaries

  • Outside in: creative cinematic documentary comes to the UK

    Taking inspiration from founts of nonfiction heterodoxy like CPH:DOX and True/False, the ICA’s Frames of Representation festival found a ready audience for its inaugural eight-film showcase of documentary ‘new visions’ from less beaten corners of the world, reports Ben Nicholson.

    Ben Nicholson
    Friday 27 May 2016

    Festivals

  • Behind the scenes of Love & Friendship

    A six-minute look at the cast and characters of Whit Stillman’s wonderfully catty Jane Austen adaptation, by Whit Stillman.


    Friday 27 May 2016

    Video

  • Come show off with us: Flatpack’s ten years of public spaces and spirits

    Birmingham’s peerlessly eclectic Flatpack Film Festival marked its first decade with more of the regional and communal celebration that makes it special. Thirza Wakefield rounds up three rum portraits of 1970s community-art action, 80s Nottingham breakdancing and 1990 video stars in Blyth.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 27 May 2016

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Love & Friendship

    Schemes and schemata: Kate Beckinsale makes an indelible drawing-room puppet mistress in Whit Stillman’s excellently acerbic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, says Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Thursday 26 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Donald Trump, reality chimera

    In the land of Reagan, right-thinking types are shocked – shocked – at the rise of a prime-time blowhard and professional bully. Yet isn’t it our media naivety that’s on show here, asks Robert Greene?

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 26 May 2016

    Unfiction

  • Making ground: remembering Kathleen Collins

    As the reputation of Kathleen Collins’ enrapturing, semi-autobiographical Losing Ground finally grows, nearly 35 years after its release, Ashley Clark pays tribute to its late maker and her all-too-brief career.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 23 May 2016

    Features

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