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  • Remembering Penelope Houston

    Our late editor, in the words of her colleagues.

    David Robinson, Richard Combs, Clyde Jeavons, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Michelle Aubert, Anthony Smith, Pam Cook, Edward Buscombe, Ian Christie
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

    From the spring of ‘Bergmania’ and the high summer of European cinephilia to the onset of home video, Sight & Sound’s longstanding editor elevated both her magazine and the art it championed, writes Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Obituaries

  • ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    With women on film centre-stage at this year’s London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Artists in the houses: Berwick 2015

    Harriet Warman reports on the multiple permutations of fact, fiction, moving images and installation spaces presented at the borderlands festival of ‘film and media art’ under its new director Peter Taylor.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 5 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Bodies and film: Experimenta 2015 at the London Film Festival

    Sophie Mayer on this year’s London Film Festival experimental allsorts, including revivals of the 1970s films of Argentina’s Marie Louise Alemann and New Zealand’s Joanna Margaret Paul, and new highlights from Tacita Dean, Sarah Turner, Vivienne Dick, Mike Kuchar, Jennifer Reeder and more.

    Sophie Mayer
    Wednesday 4 November 2015

    Festivals

  • Questions and answers: Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno play twist or stick

    Frances Morgan reports on a stage conversation between the performance artist and the musician to accompany the London Film Festival premiere of Heart of a Dog, Anderson’s new essay film rich in grief and wonder.

    Frances Morgan
    Monday 2 November 2015

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Framed: Philip French, by his son Sean

    From our archives, in memoriam the late Observer film critic.

    Sean French
    Saturday 31 October 2015

    Obituaries

  • Remembering Philip French

    Geoff Andrew pays tribute to the late Observer critic’s generous intellect and spirit.

    Geoff Andrew
    Saturday 31 October 2015

    Obituaries

  • Stories from the other side

    Three portraits of life on the modern edge at the London Film Festival – Something Better to Come, Songs My Brother Taught Me and Sailing a Sinking Sea – brought us hardy images of liminal struggles, reports Harriet Warman.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 30 October 2015

    Festivals

  • Different strengths: women to the fore (and aft) at London 2015

    Women were in the spotlight at this year’s London Film Festival, from Suffragette’s opening-gala platform to the Geena Davis Institute’s campaign on gender representation. But did the emphasis on symbols overshadow subjects and sensibilities, asks Simran Hans?

    Simran Hans
    Friday 30 October 2015

    Festivals

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