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Joseph Bevan on how a North Shields art student set the world agog.
For all its revolutionary impact, Italian neorealism did not represent a complete break with the past. Pasquale Iannone is your guide to 12 key milestones in the development of a new cinematic language.
Thirza Wakefield records how the counter-culture hub movement took root in England’s second city.
Anton Bitel explores the outer edges of Eastern identity at the Pan-Asia Film Festival.
How Japan’s modern master revives our taste for everyday life.
Wendell B. Harris’s Chameleon Street is a gloriously strange one-off that deserves to be enjoyed by a new generation, says Ashley Clark.
In our rolling-news age, Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller arrives only 18 months after the bin Laden kill mission it depicts. Is such haste at the expense of perspective, asks Michael Atkinson?