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  • Mirror, mirror: Jacques Rivette, the Marx Brothers and the plays we game

    Brad Stevens on what links Duck Soup’s celebrated nightdress pantomime and Jacques Rivette’s multidimensional actresses – an anarchic scepticism about the very possibility of stable identity.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 4 March 2016

    Bradlands

  • Numb and number: where The Big Short falls short

    Adam McKay’s pop reenactment of the Noughties credit crisis couldn’t be more insistently in-your-face. But will we need a sequel, asks Ann Pettifor?

    Ann Pettifor
    Sunday 28 February 2016

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  • Elephants in the auditorium: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, or ‘slow cinema’ revisited

    Lav Diaz’s latest is 485 minutes long, and your best chance to see it is likely to be a day out at a film festival. Does that count as a challenge? A privilege? An imposition, asks Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Festivals

  • Andrzej Zulawski, 1940-2016

    Author of some of the cinema’s most delirious visions, the Polish-French director Andrzej Żuławski provided the likes of Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau with their most memorable roles, writes David Thompson.

    David Thompson
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

    Obituaries

  • Douglas Slocombe, 1913-2016

    From real-life entanglements with the Nazis to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark via the heyday of Ealing Studios, the veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe saw and filmed the whole gamut. By Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

    Obituaries

  • 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

    Obituaries

  • After the party: highlights from Rotterdam 2016

    A darkening holiday drama from the shores of Greece and a stirring new examination of ‘the new abduction of Europe’ from Catalan master Pere Portabella were two highlights at a festival attempting to reestablish its focus, reports Edward Lawrenson.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

    Festivals

  • 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

    Obituaries

  • 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

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  • Franco Citti, 1935-2016

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

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

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