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  • Perchance to dream: a long night with Apichatpong’s shorts

    Giovanni Marchini reports on a marathon all-night reverie with Apichatpong ‘Joe’ Weerasethakul’s filmic lullabies – five of his features and 29 of his shorts – and wonders, as dawn broke and the films grew darker, if Joe has lost his joy?

    Giovanni Marchini Camia
    Friday 17 June 2016

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  • Making ground: remembering Kathleen Collins

    As the reputation of Kathleen Collins’ enrapturing, semi-autobiographical Losing Ground finally grows, nearly 35 years after its release, Ashley Clark pays tribute to its late maker and her all-too-brief career.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 23 May 2016

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  • Cannes 2016: the Posters d’Or

    For our second annual showcase of the festival’s best posters, we picked two winners – from a wonderfully rich field. Is a festival the best place to see the uncompromised art of the film poster, asks Isabel Stevens?

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 May 2016

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  • In search of lost time: Bryan Singer’s superhero mind games

    Tim Hayes revisits the origin story of Bryan Singer, the greatest of the modern superhero directors, for whom self-knowledge is the ultimate quest and question.

    Tim Hayes
    Friday 13 May 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    The psychological western

    Born in the extrovert idealism of the frontier drama, the western was slow to adapt to the social malaise and anti-communist paranoia of the post-war period. Graham Fuller explains how it took its dark turn to incorporate contemporary socio-politics and psychology, with 12 case studies.

    Graham Fuller
    Monday 9 May 2016

    Deep Focus

  • From the Magazine

    Westward the women! Distaff furies of the psychological west

    There’s never been anything quite like Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, but many other post-war westerns of the era also found great post-frontier roles for women, writes Imogen Sara Smith.

    Imogen Sara Smith
    Monday 9 May 2016

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  • From our archives: Curious tears – Jenny Diski on crying for Capra’s America

    In memory of the writer Jenny Diski, who died on 28 April: her essay for our August 1992 issue on idealism, realism and It’s a Wonderful Life.

    Jenny Diski
    Friday 29 April 2016

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  • Bleed, bleed, poor country: Shakespeare on the Indian screen

    From Maharashtra to Kerala to West Bengal, filmmakers in the world’s biggest movie industry are turning to the Bard’s tragedies against a backdrop of rising state repression, write Koel Chatterjee and Preti Taneja.

    Koel Chatterjee, Preti Taneja
    Tuesday 26 April 2016

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  • A nomad in Paris: revisiting the films of Ra(o)ul Ruiz

    As the Cinémathèque Française takes a two-month journey through the extraordinary career of Raúl Ruiz, Ian Christie reflects on how the filmmaker never lost contact with Chile, even after Pinochet’s military coup forced him into exile.

    Ian Christie
    Monday 18 April 2016

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  • Keeping one’s mouth shut in Turkey: rediscovering Tongue Twister

    A lost gem of collective melancholy, Solakhan’s 1985 snapshot of Istanbul under the shadow military oppression made its belated local premiere last month – in a city still not used to seeing its own past reflection, says Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Friday 1 April 2016

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