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  • From the Magazine

    Chantal Akerman: a primer

    Throughout her career, the great director Chantal Akerman – who has sadly died, aged 65 – pursued certain themes and ideas. Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a guide to some of the most important.

    Cristina Álvarez López, Adrian Martin
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

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  • Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Cinema’s pre-segregated heyday of female filmmaking is sadly also its most hidden from history. Here seven critics nominate lost treasures they hope might yet be rediscovered.

    Isabel Stevens, Pamela Hutchinson, Ashley Clark, Jasper Sharp, Kim Morgan, Bryony Dixon, Louisa Wei
    Friday 2 October 2015

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  • Women with a movie camera

    Behind every great female-directed film is a female director. It’s time to make them iconic, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 7 September 2015

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  • Te Wei, founding father of Chinese animation

    Alex Dudok de Wit celebrates the accidental animator who helped forge a native style under Mao.

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Friday 28 August 2015

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  • Fall of the wild: a brief history of dogs on film

    Man’s dominion over the movies has entailed the muzzling of his best friend’s instinct for improv, says Robert Hanks.

    Robert Hanks
    Tuesday 11 August 2015

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  • Just the films, ma’am: behind the scenes of Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    A glimpse into the mind – and heart – of wild western elegist Sam Peckinpah during the making of his still underestimated 1974 quasi-self-portait, by his biographer and confidant Garner Simmons.

    Garner Simmons
    Friday 7 August 2015

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  • Cinema obscura: Daft Punk on film, from DAFT to Eden

    Inspired by glimpses of a fictional Daft Punk in Mia Hansen-Løve’s French house-music saga Eden, Nick Chen traces the band’s own series of cinematic masquerades.

    Nick Chen
    Wednesday 5 August 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    Gallery: five new London cinemas

    Photographs by Etienne Gilfillan of London ’s 2015 batch of new cinema initiatives, including the Picturehouse Central and Curzon Bloomsbury arthouse-circuit flagships, and the independent Regent Street, Deptford and Close Up cinemas.

    Etienne Gilfillan
    Friday 17 July 2015

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  • A culture preserved in Amber

    Wearsider Neil Young hymns the work of Amber, North East England’s finest film collective.

    Neil Young
    Friday 17 July 2015

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  • Audrey Hepburn, by Givenchy

    Sabina Stent looks at Audrey Hepburn’s eight movie collaborations with the designer Hubert de Givenchy, the designer who helped define her iconic style on screen and off.

    Sabina Stent
    Thursday 16 July 2015

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