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  • Hex appeal: how witches charmed the cinema

    Witches are not just for Halloween, or for horror movies. Charlotte Richardson Andrews celebrates the screen’s sexier, more sisterly sorceresses: symbols of divine feminine magic and healing rather than bloodthirsty she-devils. With video by Leigh Singer.

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews, Leigh Singer
    Friday 28 October 2016

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    Ingrid Bergman’s early years

    Ingrid Bergman was always first and foremost an actor rather than a star, and her formative years on screen in Sweden, and later Germany, shaped the remarkable talent that would soon make her a Hollywood legend, says Pamela Hutchinson.

    Pamela Hutchinson
    Tuesday 18 October 2016

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  • 10 screenwriting tips from Maren Ade

    The German comedy-drama Toni Erdmann has been delighting audiences since the film premiered in Cannes earlier this year. Here the film’s writer-director, Maren Ade, delves into her intricate creative process. By Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 17 October 2016

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  • We have never been Star Trek

    Gerry Canavan slingshots around a lifetime of allegiance to the Star Trek Ideal – and the series’ very fallible reality.

    Gerry Canavan
    Thursday 8 September 2016

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  • Where no fan had gone before: 50 years of Trekkies

    You want audience engagement? As Star Trek turns 50, Kevin Lyons looks back at the ‘mother fandom’.

    Kevin Lyons
    Thursday 1 September 2016

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  • The Projectionists

    Inside out: eight images of the industry that underpinned old-school movie magic, from a series by Richard Nicholson.

    Nick Bradshaw, Richard Nicholson
    Friday 5 August 2016

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    The great levelling: ‘expanded cinema’ and the humbling of the movies

    In the post-film projection world, mutated versions of movies demand a new language, argues Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 5 August 2016

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    Friends in high places: Alex Cox on Sid and Nancy at 30

    Never mind the punk scene: Alex Cox’s 1986 portrait of the ill-fated union between Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen was meant to be more of a portrait of tragic waste, so far as he now recalls…

    Alex Cox
    Thursday 4 August 2016

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  • Barry Lyndon, Euro-cynic

    Stanley Kubrick’s picaresque appraisal of a continent torn between its noble ideals and dissolute reality suddenly seems so not very 250 years ago, says Phil Hoad.

    Phil Hoad
    Sunday 24 July 2016

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    Fantastic voyages: how VR became a reality

    A brave new world of virtual reality film is dawning, but will it prove as exhilarating and disorienting for modern viewers as the experience of early cinema was for the audiences who watched the Ciotat train arrive at the station in the Lumières’ short in 1896? By Marisol Grandon.

    Marisol Grandon
    Friday 8 July 2016

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