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  • Gallery: the landscape art of The Wind Rises

    Images from Miyazaki Hayao’s final film, illustrating the changing landscape of Japan in the 1920s and 30s – a time marked by poverty, natural disasters and the country’s traumatic transition to modernity.


    Monday 19 May 2014

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  • Archived-in-skip: Peter Sellers’ Bestsellers trio

    Thirza Wakefield seizes a rare encounter with three Peter Sellers B shorts: the rare Cold Comfort and nearly lost Insomnia is Good for You and Dearth of a Salesman.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Saturday 17 May 2014

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    The owl’s legacy: in memory of Chris Marker

    Chris Marker was so much more than just a ‘documentary filmmaker’. He was photographer, essayist, activist, cartoonist, interactive pioneer – and mentor. Catherine Lupton, Agnès Varda, Thom Anderson, Chris Petit and more pay tribute.

    Catherine Lupton, Thom Andersen, Chris Petit, Jem Cohen, John Gianvito, Patrick Keiller, Sarah Turner, Kodwo Eshun, José Luis Guerín, Agnès Varda
    Friday 9 May 2014

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    Pre-Code: Hollywood before the censors

    In a brief window between 1930 and 1934, Hollywood studios were able to portray America with previously unseen realism. Mike Mashon explores the campaign for moral oversight, while James Bell examines filmmakers’ depiction of taboo subjects from adultery and poverty to crime.

    Mike Mashon, James Bell
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

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  • Seances with the 1980s: post-punk British artists’ revels

    Charlie Fox ventures through the experimental catacombs, finding a corner that is forever Jarmanesque.

    Charlie Fox
    Tuesday 15 April 2014

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    Age of innocence: childhood on film

    Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

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  • Journeys into night: the police thrillers of Yoshitaro Nomura

    Alexander Jacoby on the investigations of post-war Japan by Shochiku’s career exponent of sleek, subtle genre cinema.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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    American refugees: Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood

    Bill Morrison, expert aesthetician of decay and disappearance, turns his attention to the forgotten flood that devastated interwar America. By Sukhdev Sandhu.

    Sukhdev Sandhu
    Wednesday 19 March 2014

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  • Lessons from Gravity: the state of 3D cinema

    After Alfonso Cuarón’s highly decorated space drama, what now for the promise and prospects of total cinema, asks Ian Christie?

    Ian Christie
    Monday 10 March 2014

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  • This was China: Wang Bing’s West of the Tracks

    Adam Nayman introduces UK audiences to the master documentarian’s debut, a monumental threnody to twentieth-century industry.

    Adam Nayman
    Friday 28 February 2014

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