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  • Why is it so hard to see East Asian films in UK cinemas?

    A few years back, East Asian cinema experienced a boom in popularity, but these days, most titles find it difficult to get even a small release in the UK. Can audiences learn to embrace Eastern cinema once again, asks Anton Bitel?

    Anton Bitel
    Monday 31 October 2016

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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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