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The cult actor best loved for his heartsick turn in Paris, Texas graced classic American films from the 60s on – playing a series of grizzled characters who looked as if they would rather be anywhere else, writes Tom Charity.
Friday 22 September 2017
Our critics’ top tips to the best of this year’s world cinema showcase, from the big-ticket galas (including our own special presentation) to the rarer choices with no UK distribution plans in place.
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Friday 15 September 2017
In a 16th-century leprosarium accessible only by an antique boat, festival-goers were able to explore new interactive narratives via a wildly diverse set of entries in Venice’s first VR competition, reports Paul O’Callaghan.
Tuesday 12 September 2017
With the ferociously brilliant Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the director created new vistas for horror cinema, and became a catalyst for independent filmmaking in his home state, remembers Nick Pinkerton.
Friday 1 September 2017
This glamorous star played a modern, liberated woman even in the most regressive comedies, and found international fame in Jean-Luc Godard’s celebrated Week End, writes Ginette Vincendeau.
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Comic star whose childlike persona hardened into a more disciplined style. He should be remembered not just for his cartoonish gags and his partnership with Dean Martin, but also as a distinctive filmmaker, writes Jonathan Romney.
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Could these two bleakly comic films, one about a teacher lost in the outback and another about an 80s yuppie in peril on the streets of New York, have more in common than first meets the eye, asks Brad Stevens.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Women will be plentiful on screen at the horror festival, if not behind the camera, from the tragic death of Jayne Mansfield to fictional tales of obsession, mania, murder and disfigurement. Anton Bitel looks at the fascinating female-centric stories playing this year.
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Andrew Roberts on an impressively versatile British actor, remembered for a raft of striking film and TV characters, from a chilling psychopath in Twisted Nerve to the definitive Ricki Tarr and the sardonic lead in Shelley.
Friday 11 August 2017
At the Bristol festival of short-form cinema, celebrated films rub shoulders with new work from up-and-coming directors. Here is Laurence Boyce’s selection of the ones to watch.
Tuesday 8 August 2017
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