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  • Cannes 2016: midway roundup

    Maren Ade’s impeccable comedy Toni Erdmann and Andrea Arnold’s tantalising road movie American Honey are only the cream of some serious treats unveiled at this year’s showcase so far, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 17 May 2016


  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 11 May 2016


  • From the Magazine

    Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 10 May 2016


  • The Pedestrian: post-war Germany without the chewing gum

    Maximilian Schell’s 1973 investigation of West Germany’s relationship with its Nazi past wishes away the American cultural trappings that inform the better-known works of his New German Cinema peers. It’s the sort of failure from which cults are made, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 3 May 2016


  • Lost in inner space: ten highlights of Sci-Fi-London 2016

    Games, traps and crises of identity and mortality loom large amongst the best conceptual science fiction on offer in this year’s London showcase, reports Anton Bitel.

    Anton Bitel
    Wednesday 27 April 2016


  • This bird has flown: elegy to Victoria Wood

    Comedy producer Hannah Mackay gives it up to Victoria Wood, a great British comedian who saw all of us and shared our love.

    Hannah Mackay
    Friday 22 April 2016


  • Tony Conrad, 1940-2016

    William Fowler and William Raban pay tribute to modernist master of both flicker film and drone music, who brought an effortlessly human charm and idiosyncrasy to bear in his live art.

    William Fowler, William Raban
    Monday 18 April 2016


  • Tenderise the night: Zack Snyder v the raw world

    V for vitiated: Tim Hayes on the solemn decadence of Warner-DC’s superhero universe, and the millenarian vision of Zack Snyder, its annointed svengali.

    Tim Hayes
    Thursday 31 March 2016


  • Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

    Michael Brooke on one of Czech cinema’s most prodigious talents and uncompromising nonconformists, whose career was derailed by the post-1968 repression of the Prague Spring.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 22 March 2016


  • Ukraine goes to Hollywood

    Cinema’s depictions of the country’s recent political turmoil has been a whitewash, argues Celluloid Liberation Front.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Saturday 19 March 2016


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