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    Thurston Moore’s top 10 punk rock films

    For our special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the Sonic Youth musician picks a personal canon of punk-cinema classics.

    Thurston Moore
    Friday 8 July 2016

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    Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Mauled by the studio, obsessed over by fans, deconstructed by academics, remade with Nicolas Cage – yet the pagan British weirdness of The Wicker Man remains fresh. Unveiling The Final Cut in 2013, its director recalls the making of a myth to Vic Pratt.

    Vic Pratt
    Monday 4 July 2016

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    Silk and steel: the life of Olivia de Havilland

    On the eve of her 100th birthday, Farran Smith Nehme celebrates the career of the last of the great pre-World War II Hollywood stars, a woman who was not only a fabulous performer but also a thorn in the side of the studios, winning a key legal battle for which every actor in Tinseltown owed a debt of gratitude.​

    Farran Smith Nehme
    Wednesday 29 June 2016

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  • A love letter to Carol White

    Catharine Des Forges remembers a Ken Loach romantic heroine and a genuine working-class 1960s British movie star, half a century after their quartet of classics that culminated in Poor Cow.

    Catharine Des Forges
    Friday 17 June 2016

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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

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    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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