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Punk springs eternal as America’s Jennifer Reeder won her second consecutive Grand Prix for Blood Below the Skin, but otherwise the spirit of mittel-European social realism stood tall at Bristol’s short film festival, reports Tim Hayes.
Wednesday 21 October 2015
TV or cinema? When Britain’s slyest small-screen inquisitor teams up with the two-time Oscar-winning producer of crossover documentary features, which way does the result lean, wonders Edward Lawrenson?
Saturday 17 October 2015
After a London Film Festival audience with the woman who helps Todd Haynes, Kelly Reichardt and Paolo Sorrentino pick their actors, Thirza Wakefield reflects on the lack of critical discourse around this elusive profession.
Wednesday 14 October 2015
The mad magpie of Canadian cinema went down the rabbit hole at London’s biggest screen with The Forbidden Room, a pulsating extravaganza of mock movie reclamation. Virginie Selavy reports on our LFF Experimenta gala, and his ensuing LFF Connects talk.
Tuesday 13 October 2015
Nick Pinkerton on three motley ethnographic missives – featuring rugby-playing Kiwi cowhands, roisterous Innuit YouTubers and public servants gone to seed in the Democratic Republic of Congo – at Maine’s festival safe harbour for cinematic documentaries.
Monday 12 October 2015
Four decades after Bristol hosted its inaugural festival of radical independent cinema – is it time for a second try, asks Tim Hayes?
Wednesday 7 October 2015
From crazy ladies and final girls to fables of confinement and madness and a resurgence of British grand guignol, this year’s London horror-film showcase had plenty to chew over – as Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and Virginie Selavy demonstrate.
Anton Bitel, Kim Newman, Virginie Sélavy
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Hitchcock scholars’ hopes were dashed at this year’s British Silent Film Festival by the hand of historico-cinematic sabotage, reports Henry K. Miller.
Henry K Miller
Thursday 24 September 2015
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