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  • Death Wish returns once more to boil our blood

    Nearly half a century after Michael Winner and Charles Bronson commanded the indignation of liberal critics with their 1974 existential vigilante movie, Eli Roth and Bruce Willis have reprised its blood-crazed convulsions, if not its cultural commentary. Shall we ward off its evil eye, asks Tim Hayes?

    Tim Hayes
    Saturday 21 April 2018

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    Atlantic drift: the great British filmmakers working in America

    Should we be concerned by the fact that, at a moment of great national soul-searching, many of the UK’s most celebrated independent filmmakers – from Andrea Arnold to Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen and the McDonagh brothers – are currently working in the United States? Will Massa investigates.

    Will Massa
    Friday 20 April 2018

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    Divining the real: the leaps of faith in André Bazin’s film criticism

    André Bazin, the high priest of realism who was born 100 years ago, practically invented film studies. It’s time he was rehabilitated from postmodern sneers, argues Peter Matthews. 

    Peter Matthews
    Wednesday 18 April 2018

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    Slow on the draw: Takahata Isao’s long road to The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    In memory of the late Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao – Nick Bradshaw’s 2015 feature about the ‘giant sloth’s’ implacable perfectionism, and how he took 14 years to make his delicately refined swansong The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Saturday 7 April 2018

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  • Millennial filmmakers peer ahead

    How now for startup filmmakers? Bidisha talks to seven young talents exhibiting at the finale of the touring Playback Festival in association with Channel 4’s First Acts scheme.

    Bidisha
    Saturday 24 March 2018

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    London’s Cinema Museum is keeping cinephilia alive. Can it be saved?

    The threatened sale of the south London premises of the Cinema Museum would sacrifice a rare, grassroots collection of cinephile memorabilia – and a key community resource – to the forces of property speculation, write Matthew Harle and Jack Wormell.

    Matthew Harle, Jack Wormell
    Friday 16 March 2018

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  • All tease, no tale: Hollywood’s misplaced lady lands

    The dumping-to-Netflix of Alex Garland’s women-led sci-fi thriller Annihilation, like the elided matriarchies of Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok and Godless, suggests that cinema’s gatekeepers still aren’t ready to see any vision of women in charge, says Charlotte Richardson Andrews.

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews
    Thursday 15 March 2018

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  • Tea, toast and tingles: Phantom Thread for ASMR lovers

    The noises that infuriate Daniel Day-Lewis’s Reynolds Woodcock provoke an entirely different reaction in the online ASMR community of soothing noise fans, discovers Sara Bivigou.

    Sara Bivigou
    Monday 5 March 2018

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    Girl friends on film: the rare case of lifelike female friendships on the big screen

    While male ‘buddy’ movies are a genre to themselves, films about women’s relationships are remarkable for their scarcity – to say nothing of those that dare to depict the bonds of female kinship in the round, writes Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Monday 5 March 2018

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  • Black Panther to the rescue?

    Will Marvel’s new black superhero blockbuster prove a cultural watershed, or a corporate alibi, asks Kofo Owokoniran?

    Kofo Owokoniran
    Thursday 22 February 2018

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