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    The Touch: Ingmar Bergman’s most misunderstood masterwork?

    It’s time to recognise Bergman’s little-seen English-language story of a doomed affair as a major entry in the director’s canon, writes Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 21 February 2018

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    Keeping the faith: what Ingmar Bergman means now

    As a major London retrospective marks Ingmar Bergman’s centenary, Catherine Wheatley asks whether our new age of uncertainty is a fitting moment for audiences to reconnect with the fearsome visions of spiritual longing and loss found in the director’s Faith Trilogy?

    Catherine Wheatley
    Saturday 10 February 2018

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  • Listen to the actress: Annette Bening, directly

    Against the backdrop of breaking Harvey Weinstein disclosures, the star of The Grifters and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool held forth on stage at the London Film Festival – bringing home how rare it is for women in the industry to be truly heard, writes Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 24 November 2017

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    Tears and laughter: 10 female stars of Golden Age Japanese cinema

    Many of the greatest post-war Japanese films owe much of their power and sophistication to their leading ladies as they explore the experiences of women struggling to find their place in a conservative culture in social and technological flux. Alexander Jacoby profiles ten headline actresses for our latest Deep Focus season.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Thursday 16 November 2017

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  • My Point Break quest: “It was about us against the system”

    Sophie Brown’s search for the rights to screen Kathryn Bigelow’s surf classic seemed to be all washed up, but suddenly the tide turned, and now Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves’s Bodhi and Johnny can return to British screens.

    Sophie Brown
    Tuesday 14 November 2017

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  • Shower scene studies: 78/52’s Psycho-analysis and film criticism in the belly of Hitchcock

    Does obsessive Hitchcockiana like 78/52, Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 feature-length video investigation of Psycho’s infamous shower scene, signal the master’s outsized cultural sway, or the rise of mass fan appropriation, asks Michael Atkinson?

    Michael Atkinson
    Friday 3 November 2017

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  • Walter Lassally, cameraman: a tribute in pictures

    Images from the great director of photography’s life behind the camera, from London to Crete.


    Wednesday 1 November 2017

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  • “Where did you get this old fossil?”: Michael Powell’s first film rediscovered

    Caste, a lively adaptation of a comic play about class, was the moment that the British director “tasted blood” and discovered his vocation. Now it is screening in London again for possibly the first time in 80 years, writes Geoff Brown.

    Geoff Brown
    Thursday 19 October 2017

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  • Mexico earthquake: how the media responded

    The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century prompted an almost immediate media response. The initial rush of hashtags and memes were followed by film stars drumming up funds and a RubbleCinema’. Soon even escapist cinema took on a new meaning, writes Paul Julian Smith.

    Paul Julian Smith
    Tuesday 10 October 2017

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  • Tonsler Park: Kevin Jerome Everson captures democracy in close-up

    This 16mm black-and-white documentary was filmed at Charlottesville polling stations the day that Donald Trump was elected, a riveting study of a world about to be shattered, writes Helen de Witt.

    Helen de Witt
    Wednesday 27 September 2017

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