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  • One step back: spring sidesteps the 2015 Istanbul Film Festival

    Amidst thawing relations between the Turkish state and its Kurdish insurgency, a censorship debacle at this year’s Turkish film showcase snowballed out of anyone’s control. Kaya Genç reports.

    Kaya Genç
    Sunday 19 April 2015


  • Requiem for cavalier attitudes

    Great directors used to know how to have their way with source literature. Even novels of distinction were no impediment to Vincente Minnelli, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 14 April 2015


  • FLARE 2015 critics’ roundtable

    From queer bodies in sports to the life online, this year’s London LGBT film festival suggested gay cinema is growing up and out of both tragedy and feelgood transcendence, according to Sophie Mayer, Frances Morgan and Ben Walters.

    Sophie Mayer, Frances Morgan, Ben Walters
    Thursday 2 April 2015


  • The naked festival: True/False 2015 versus the rules

    As the festival’s advocacy of documentary unorthodoxy takes hold, must this audience-first jamboree learn to play the film business’s games, asks Charlie Lyne?

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 20 March 2015


  • How to create a documentary character

    Robert Greene offers five not-so-easy steps to seeing your nonfiction protagonist up in lights.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 19 March 2015


  • In memoriam Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

    Robert Greene pays tribute to the documentary legend whose heart, like his camera, was always in the right place.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 11 March 2015


  • She who wears the trousers

    In Hollywood movies, the trousered female still stands apart, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Thursday 5 March 2015


  • Films for film’s sake: Tromsø 2015

    James Bell reports on how the ‘Paris of the north’ flies the flag for cinema in the Arctic circle.

    James Bell
    Thursday 26 February 2015


  • From the Magazine

    50 weeks to learn film

    Not everything they teach at film school should be practical. How about a little Edmund Burke or nude figure drawing instead, proposes Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Thursday 19 February 2015


  • Berlinale 2015: the prizes

    A judicious jury gave its awards to Iran’s Jafar Panahi, Chile’s Pablo Larraín and Patricio Guzmán, actors Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay – and Radu Jude’s fascinating period foray Aferim, writes Nick James.

    Nick James
    Sunday 15 February 2015


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