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  • David Bowie on film

    Jane Giles surveys the late David Bowie’s screen roles across four decades.

    Jane Giles
    Monday 11 January 2016

    The pictures

  • Back door Santas: the Christmas musical underground

    Mitchell Kezin’s Jingle Bell Rocks! uncovers the subcultural orbits of soul, blues, jazz and rap around the Christmas tree, finds Sam Davies.

    Sam Davies
    Wednesday 23 December 2015

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    Nora Ephron: queen of hearts

    Nora Ephron made films that combined caustic wit with happy endings – and helped define the modern romantic comedy. Hannah McGill remembers the comedian who anticipated our online culture of disclosure and influenced a generation of female comics.​

    Hannah McGill
    Thursday 10 December 2015

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    The Tarkovsky legacy

    Nick James explores the enduring influence of the great Russian arthouse pioneer Andrei Tarkovsky on an eclectic array of filmmakers of the past 30 years, from Lars von Trier and Terrence Malick to Béla Tarr and Claire Denis.

    Nick James
    Friday 27 November 2015

    Deep Focus

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    Penelope Houston’s journals

    Some observations by the late Penelope Houston, extracted from issues of Sight & Sound, which she edited from 1956 to 1990. Originally compiled in our Winter 90/91 issue to mark her retirement from the magazine.

    Penelope Houston
    Thursday 12 November 2015

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  • Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

    Chantal Akerman’s films found a new, personal way of screening women, argues Janet Bergstrom.

    Janet Bergstrom
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

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    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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