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  • Cannes 2014: savouring Mr. Turner

    Mike Leigh’s biopic of the great Romantic painter is a wickedly gruff late-life tragicomedy and class critique, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Thursday 15 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: crying Timbuktu

    Mali’s brutal jihadists are depicted with oblique defiance in this eloquent, complex and even compassionate j’accuse from Abderrahmane Sissako, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 15 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: Grace of Monaco and the thorny art of the opening gala

    Contra the Monaco royal family’s apprehensions, this year’s festival opener is less a farce, more a “stiff, moribund piece of soft-focus hagiography… for lovers of regal camp,” reports Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Wednesday 14 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: ne plus ultra and no backing down

    Can the festival change with the times, asks Nick James?

    Nick James
    Wednesday 14 May 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Cannes 2014 preview: stiff competition

    Jonathan Romney on what to look out for in this year’s festival – from the usual auteur heavyweights to the roster of UK talent.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 13 May 2014

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  • Reality and the red carpet: Hot Docs 2014

    At North America’s biggest documentary festival, nonfiction generously extends to more or less thorny matters of fame, media frenzies, pantomimes and hoopla, finds Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Monday 12 May 2014

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  • Bridges in time: Istanbul 2014

    On the anniversary of the city’s Gezi Park protests, and the centenary of the first-ever Turkish film, old and new made strange bedfellows at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival, reports Kaya Genç.

    Kaya Genç
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

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  • Shelter from the storm: the Orphan Film Symposium 2014

    This year’s convention of ‘archivists, artists and scholars’ dusted off curios including a Polish typewriter camera, a bonfire of valve radios, Josephine Baker in clogs and the eye-popping Gasparcolor system. Ian Francis reports.

    Ian Francis
    Saturday 26 April 2014

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  • Tribeca 2014: basketball and the city

    Nick James reports on the best of Manhattan’s budding movie showcase, starring the New York Knicks, Nas, Raf Simons, gorillas, New Orleans millennials, listless Mexican drifters and the Edward Snowdens of the 1970s.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 23 April 2014

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  • DIY punk: Flatpack 2014

    Broadening the playing field (and resisting the bland): Simran Hans reports on Birmingham’s film festival of anything and everything.

    Simran Hans
    Tuesday 15 April 2014

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