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  • Gallery: 70 years of the Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes is known for its red-carpet carnival, but look a little beyond it and there are some remarkable photographic pickings to be found from throughout the film festival’s 70-year history.


    Friday 26 May 2017

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    Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema

    From Psycho to Twin Peaks, Henry and The Silence of the Lambs, serial killers have risen to primacy in our cinematic imagination. What lies at the heart of our obsession? And what makes Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winner different, asks Amy Taubin?

    Amy Taubin
    Tuesday 9 May 2017

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    Swing Shift: the unmaking of a masterpiece?

    Watching Jonathan Demme’s original director’s cut of his WWII female factory workers drama makes clear what was lost in its re-editing at the hands of producer-star Goldie Hawn and her allies. By Steve Vineberg.

    Steve Vineberg
    Tuesday 9 May 2017

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    Philadelphia: un-packaging the Hollywood Aids drama

    Breaking Hollywood’s on-screen Aids taboo was not the only thing on Jonathan Demme’s mind after the success of The Silence of the Lambs. Amy Taubin looks at the representational coups smuggled into his odd-couple legal drama.

    Amy Taubin
    Tuesday 9 May 2017

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  • When did French comedies become so reactionary?

    Mock la difference: why has multiculturalism become a joke on the French popular screen, asks Caspar Salmon?

    Caspar Salmon
    Wednesday 19 April 2017

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    The Crown: Peter Morgan’s majestic Windsor saga

    Peter Morgan has long been fêted for his remarkable ability to animate the personal conflicts that lie behind great historical events, but now he has finally been given a canvas commensurate with his true talents, in the ten-part Netflix series The Crown, which charts Elizabeth II’s early years. He talks to Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Thursday 6 April 2017

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  • Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’s radical film archive

    By preserving images of black and gay life in and around Liverpool, Hughes has created a powerful archive of her own, and raw material for other filmmakers to refashion into revelatory new works, writes Grace Barber-Plentie.

    Grace Barber-Plentie
    Thursday 6 April 2017

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  • The internationalism of P.K. Nair, the celluloid man

    The great film preservationist saved thousands of films, not just for India but for the whole world. Shruti Narayanswamy and Tim Concannon one of his final interviews, his mission was to save everything, keep everything and screen everything, write Shruti Narayanswamy and Tim Concannon.

    Shruti Narayanswamy, Tim Concannon
    Tuesday 21 March 2017

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    A world beyond Bollywood: surveying the new Indian cinema

    The extraordinary richness and diversity of India’s movies, not least from its booming independent sector, is the secret to their success, says Meenakshi Shedde.

    Meenakshi Shedde
    Tuesday 21 March 2017

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    Hooray for Jeni LeGon: the Hollywood pioneer who “danced like a boy”

    Hollywood’s ingrained racism deprived Jeni LeGon of a great dance career – an emblematic injustice that’s both recounted and countered in Zadie Smith’s brilliant new novel Swing Time, writes Pamela Hutchinson.

    Pamela Hutchinson
    Wednesday 8 March 2017

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