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Women will be plentiful on screen at the horror festival, if not behind the camera, from the tragic death of Jayne Mansfield to fictional tales of obsession, mania, murder and disfigurement. Anton Bitel looks at the fascinating female-centric stories playing this year.
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Andrew Roberts on an impressively versatile British actor, remembered for a raft of striking film and TV characters, from a chilling psychopath in Twisted Nerve to the definitive Ricki Tarr and the sardonic lead in Shelley.
Friday 11 August 2017
At the Bristol festival of short-form cinema, celebrated films rub shoulders with new work from up-and-coming directors. Here is Laurence Boyce’s selection of the ones to watch.
Tuesday 8 August 2017
At the Bologna-inspired festival in Bristol, classic films were celebrated with some smart repertory programming, while parallels were drawn between the state of cinema now and in its infancy, reports Pamela Hutchinson.
Friday 4 August 2017
Renowned for her star-making turn in Jules et Jim and her collaborations with Louis Malle and Orson Welles, the iconic French actor aided the birth of the nouvelle vague with her downcast glamour and husky voice, says Ginette Vincendeau.
Monday 31 July 2017
Watching two ostensibly different films back to back can entirely colour our understanding of them both, as when Brad Stevens viewed Sidney Lumet’s 1990 police thriller along side Otomo Katsuhiro’s classic 1987 anime.
Sunday 23 July 2017
From Martin Landau’s searing early role as the pent-up henchman of North by Northwest to latter-day recognition in Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, his blazing blue eyes had it – but what was it, asks Kim Morgan?
Friday 21 July 2017
The co-founder of Britain’s key arthouse distribution and exhibition company Artificial Eye (and later New Wave) introduced British filmgoers to a deep seam of world cinema across four decades, says Geoff Andrew.
Wednesday 19 July 2017
The original Night of the Living Dead pioneer gave us a new vision of both horror movies and of social apocalypse – and his influence just keeps on rising. Kim Newman pays tribute to the late titan of savage satire.
Monday 17 July 2017
A puppet show gives Albert Lewin’s picaresque “history of a scoundrel” its leading metaphor – a symbol of patriarchal privilege, female oppression and sexual energy, writes Brad Stevens.
Friday 7 July 2017
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