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  • From the Magazine

    Hearts and minds and mumblings: Venice 2014

    The extraordinary follow-up to The Act of Killing and a restored James Stewart western dwarf the otherwise slim pickings in the first few days of this year’s Biennale, finds Nick James.

    Nick James
    Monday 1 September 2014

    Festivals

  • Back to school with Frederick Wiseman, Krzysztof Kieslowski et al

    ‘Tensions in the process’ arise as Robert Greene invites the Direct Cinema master into his classroom via Skype.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 28 August 2014

    Unfiction

  • Letter to Harun Farocki

    Kevin B. Lee’s letter to the late filmmaker, written on the occasion of his 70th birthday tribute programme Searching Images at the Nightingale Cinema, Chicago.

    Kevin B. Lee
    Thursday 28 August 2014

    Obituaries

  • Checkpoint Karlovy Vary 2014

    A serio-comic debut from backwater Albania and an absurdist metaphysical comedy from Hungary stood out at this year’s Czech showcase of films East of the West. Lydia Papadimitriou reports.

    Lydia Papadimitriou
    Monday 11 August 2014

    Festivals

  • News from the front: Odessa 2014

    350 miles from the front lines of Ukraine’s civil war, the famous port city staged its fifth international film festival with a pride that seemed defiant going on decadent, reports Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Tuesday 5 August 2014

    Festivals

  • Edinburgh 2014: brain-benders of the Black Box

    The Edinburgh Film Festival’s final-weekend blowout of artists’ experimenta ran the gamut from hand-processed celluloid to live multi-projector medleys. Harriet Warman strapped on her goggles.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 25 July 2014

    Festivals

  • Mid-century emasculation: The House in Cypress Canyon

    Brad Stevens remembers a radio horror drama with a very cinematic power.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

    Bradlands

  • From the Magazine

    Dispatches: Fast and furious

    Prolific filmmakers like Tsui Hark, Scorsese and Fassbinder are driven by a creative urgency, part intoxication and part childlike joy, scrawls Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

    Comment

  • Horrible histories: works by John McGrath

    Michael Pattison on pro-Scottish independence arguments from beyond the grave at the Edinburgh Film Festival

    Michael Pattison
    Friday 4 July 2014

    Festivals

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: just add music

    From portraits of Pulp and shoegazing to the sounds of Richard Hawley and Summer Camp, pop kept it big at this year’s Doc/Fest, found Simran Hans.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 3 July 2014

    Festivals

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