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  • FrightFest 2015: Critics’ roundtable post-mortem

    From crazy ladies and final girls to fables of confinement and madness and a resurgence of British grand guignol, this year’s London horror-film showcase had plenty to chew over – as Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and Virginie Selavy demonstrate.

    Anton Bitel, Kim Newman, Virginie Sélavy
    Wednesday 30 September 2015

    Festivals

  • Missing believed garbled: Hitchcock’s first steps in film

    Hitchcock scholars’ hopes were dashed at this year’s British Silent Film Festival by the hand of historico-cinematic sabotage, reports Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 24 September 2015

    Festivals

  • 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

    Bradlands

  • 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

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  • Target: equality

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

    Holly Aylett
    Friday 11 September 2015

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  • 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

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  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

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  • 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

    Bradlands

  • 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

    Obituaries

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