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  • London 2015: Shorts, centre-stage

    How high are the sundry highlights nominated for the London Film Festival’s new Short Film Award? Alex Dudok de Wit took a look.

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Thursday 15 October 2015

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  • What makes a good casting director? Laura Rosenthal and the indefinable art

    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.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Wednesday 14 October 2015

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  • The big-top blowout – Guy Maddin at the IMAX, London 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.

    Virginie Sélavy
    Tuesday 13 October 2015

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  • Three of the best at Camden 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.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Monday 12 October 2015

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  • Radical Bristol 2015: back to the cinema of the future?

    Four decades after Bristol hosted its inaugural festival of radical independent cinema – is it time for a second try, asks Tim Hayes?

    Tim Hayes
    Wednesday 7 October 2015

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  • FrightFest 2015: Critics’ roundtable post-mortem

    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

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  • Missing believed garbled: Hitchcock’s first steps in film

    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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  • FrightFest 2014 critics’ roundtable post-mortem

    Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and Virginie Selavy discuss the highs and lows of FrightFest 2014, from Coherence to Altergeist and The Babadook.

    Anton Bitel, Kim Newman, Virginie Sélavy
    Thursday 27 August 2015

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  • The best of FrightFest 2015

    From a primeval Steve Oram to Miike Takashi’s metacinematic kabuki adaptation and a docu-nightmare about sleep paralysis from the director of Room 237, this year’s horror fiesta is more stacked than ever. Anton Bitel previews nine of the best.

    Anton Bitel
    Wednesday 26 August 2015

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  • Keeping our end up? Edinburgh 2015’s Best of British

    For all the Edinburgh Film Festival’s serial changes of leadership, this year’s native showcase yet again struggled to find enough titles above the humdrum. Is this as good as it gets, asks Tim Hayes?

    Tim Hayes
    Monday 6 July 2015

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