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  • The comfort of disaster (movies)

    The 1970s were a chaotic time, Hollywood overrun by deranged auteurs. Luckily there were still a column of white-bread movie stars on hand to save the day, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 23 September 2015


  • Target: equality

    Holly Aylett on calls from European leaders for action to foster change in the film industry.

    Holly Aylett
    Friday 11 September 2015


  • A series of stumbles: in the footsteps of Richard Williams and Norman McLaren

    Animator Mikey Please ponders the winding road to animation fluency, and the rich inspiration drawn from two masters of the form.

    Mikey Please
    Friday 11 September 2015


  • From the Magazine

    Scissor sisters

    Given the maleness of the industry, it’s a surprise to realise just how many classic films have been crafted by female editors, says Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Monday 7 September 2015


  • 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


  • 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


  • Masters of space

    Max Ophuls’ Lola Montès reminds Brad Stevens how, in the classical studio era, control of mise en scène and camera movement connoted a power we may now struggle to comprehend.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 25 August 2015


  • George Cole, 1925-2015

    Andrew Roberts on a versatile impersonator best remembered as a screen spiv of the first order.

    Andrew Roberts
    Monday 10 August 2015


  • Adam Curtis versus Joshua Oppenheimer, or art times journalism

    Watching an encounter between the nonfiction jammer behind The Look of Silence and the mashup reporter who made The Power of Nightmares, Robert Greene wonders if cinema and fact must make uncomfortable bedfellows?

    Robert Greene
    Tuesday 14 July 2015


  • New horizons: Edinburgh 2015

    A wrongfooting portrait of Bill Drummond’s post-KLF art life was the first of several likeable discoveries in what should have been the midweek lull of the Edinburgh Film Festival, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Monday 6 July 2015


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