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  • Poland’s coming out

    Two box-office breakthroughs this year suggest the country’s cinema is finally emerging from the closet, says Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    The essay film

    Andrew Tracy explores the characteristics that have come to define this most elastic of forms, while eight more contributors highlight a dozen influential milestone essay films, from Jean Vigo to Chris Marker.

    Andrew Tracy, Ginette Vincendeau, Catherine McGahan, Chris Darke, Geoff Andrew, Olaf Möller, Sergio Wolf, Nina Power, Nick Bradshaw
    Saturday 3 August 2013

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  • Video essay: The essay film – some thoughts of discontent

    In a world bedazzled by intractable images, do we need the essay film now more than ever? Kevin B. Lee weighs up this distinctively self-aware, searching form of cinema through both video and text.

    Kevin B. Lee
    Tuesday 16 July 2013

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  • Lost spirit: M. Night Shyamalan

    These are disheartening times for the wunderkind behind The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. Can the former golden boy ever recover his magic, asks Joseph Bevan?

    Joseph Bevan
    Thursday 27 June 2013

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  • Eastern Europe’s uprooted

    With old structures failing a new generation of filmmakers, what are the hopes for arthouse cinema from the east, asks Verena von Stackelberg?

    Verena von Stackelberg
    Friday 21 June 2013

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  • Second youth: the golden age of Nikkatsu Studios

    Jasper Sharp on how Japan’s oldest film studio became home to the country’s hippest post-war talents.

    Jasper Sharp
    Tuesday 4 June 2013

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  • Video essay: What is neorealism?

    kogonada pits the director of The Bicycle Thieves against the producer of Gone with the Wind on the same movie material.

    :: kogonada
    Friday 17 May 2013

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  • Man on fire: Tony Scott

    Joseph Bevan on how a North Shields art student set the world agog.

    Joseph Bevan
    Wednesday 15 May 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    The roots of neorealism

    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.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Thursday 2 May 2013

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  • Beau Brum: remembering the Birmingham Arts Lab

    How the 1960s and 70s counter-cultural hub movement took root in England’s second city.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Tuesday 19 March 2013

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