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  • Encounters 2013: Swiss Encounters

    Harriet Warman finds notes of electro-psychedelic-ambient Dadaism, abstract football fandom, perilous femininity and existential hopelessness in a Swiss buffet at this year’s Bristol short-film expo.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 3 October 2013

    Festivals

  • Encounters 2013: Best of British (live action)

    Dylan Cave on a septet of standouts at this year’s Bristol short-film festival, featuring old people, young people, a house and a stick.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 2 October 2013

    Festivals

  • Berwick 2013: border tensions

    This year’s Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival took aim at the boundaries between films and installation art, as well as between Berwick and its North Sea neighbours, reports Michael Pattison.

    Michael Pattison
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Festivals

  • Mutant mutations

    The late ‘exploitation’ master Jess Franco was a paragon of the art of muddying clear blue waters, writes Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Bradlands

  • FrightFest 2013: epic critics’ roundtable post-mortem

    Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and Virginie Selavy emerge from the UK’s leading horror film festival with 41 films in the bag.

    Anton Bitel, Kim Newman, Virginie Sélavy
    Thursday 26 September 2013

    Festivals

  • BFI London Film Festival 2013: 
30 recommendations

    With vampires and folkies, stories from Mexico, the Philippines and Yorkshire, the BFI LFF 2013 is as multifarious as ever. Here are our favourite films so far.

    Sight & Sound Editors
    Friday 13 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Fantasia 2013: Montreal’s monster convocation

    From Vietnamese martial arts / sex melodrama / musicals to Richard Stanley’s forays around Cathar country, mumblegore entryists and the exploits of horror’s knight-errant Andrzej Zulawski, fantasy cinema once again consumed Canada’s second city this summer, reports Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Venice 2013: come in, come out of the sun

    More waterlogged poise from Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang, castration fun from Kim Ki-Duk and winning portraits of directors Sam Fuller, James Benning and Richard Linklater stood out on a slow Lido, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Alive and spinning: Only the Young

    Robert Greene on why a gentle portrait of three skateboarding California teens marks the cutting edge of nonfiction cinema.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 11 September 2013

    Unfiction

  • TV’s a crowd

    Do television’s collective values hobble its artistic potential, asks Brad Stevens?

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 10 September 2013

    Bradlands

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