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  • Gallery: The departed, 2015

    A visual homage to some of the key figures in film who passed away in 2015, to accompany the roll-call in our March 2016 issue.

    Naiel Ibarrola, Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 9 February 2016


  • Jacques Rivette, 1928–2016

    Jonathan Romney on the most covert of all the French New Wave gang, a visionary who juggled themes of performance and plot while opening up film form to the experience of duration in films like Céline and Julie Go Boating and the monumental Out 1.

    Jonathan Romney
    Sunday 31 January 2016


  • Out-ward bound: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 in the Arctic circle

    Flying back from presenting Jacques Rivette’s “profound, dormant monster” Out 1 to an audience of 12 in a wintry Tromsø, Norway, David Thomson ponders the lifelikeness of a film that is boring – in the best sense.

    David Thomson
    Sunday 31 January 2016


  • Franco Citti, 1935-2016

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the eternal face of Pasolini’s vanished vulgar Italy.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Tuesday 26 January 2016


  • Ettore Scola, 1931-2016

    Pasquale Iannone on the a versatile director and leading light of the post-war Comedy Italian Style.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Tuesday 26 January 2016


  • The best of 2015 in cinematic nonfiction

    Robert Greene tenders his canon of the year’s top documentaries – 25 films that spoke deeper amidst the modern media clamour.

    Robert Greene
    Monday 18 January 2016


  • Video on: the cinema in David Bowie

    The late Starman put us all inside his show, says Frances Morgan.

    Frances Morgan
    Friday 15 January 2016


  • Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

    Michael Brooke on “our generation’s James Mason or Basil Rathbone”, a man who strode the screen with variously urbane, ominous and self-deprecating authority.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 14 January 2016


  • The Bergman-Rossellini ending variations

    Should Ingrid stay or should she go? Brad Stevens on Roberto Rossellini’s ambivalence across the multiple endings of Stromboli and Fear (La Paura) in circulation.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 12 January 2016


  • In the city of scarce muses: Turin 2015

    Wandering wives and wondering husbands in Yaelle Kayam’s Mountain and José Luis Guirín’s The Academy of the Muses were the highlights of this year’s Turin Film Festival, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 16 December 2015


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