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    Marc Karlin: the act of remembering

    Marc Karlin was an innovator of the essay film and a leading voice for independent film in Britain, so why is his work so little known, asks Holly Aylett?

    Holly Aylett
    Friday 4 March 2016

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  • Get Carter’s return home

    Forty-five years since Mike Hodges’ adaptation of Ted Lewis’s pulp crime novel Jack’s Return Home minted the look and smell of 1970s north-eastern Britain on screen, its protagonist Jack Carter lives on – with a new Newcastle stage production of the story bringing him home from Hollywood. Neil Young considers the indelible traces of a favourite local antihero.

    Neil Young
    Friday 4 March 2016

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  • Love and work differently: Anne-Marie Miéville’s cinema of companionship

    Jean-Luc Godard’s partner has been a working filmmaker for 40 years – with him and independently. Albertine Fox offers us a closer look.

    Albertine Fox
    Friday 26 February 2016

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  • Dear Monsieur Rivette… an invitation to write for Sight & Sound in 1964

    A letter from our editor to her French counterpart Jacques Rivette – and a Cahiers du Cinéma/S&S link-up that never was.

    Nick Bradshaw, Christophe Dupin
    Tuesday 2 February 2016

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    Work and play in the house of fiction: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 and Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Jonathan Rosenbaum considers the flurry of early-1970s filmmaking with which Jacques Rivette laid claim to the mantle of radical narrative innovation in French cinema.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Tuesday 2 February 2016

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  • The world since Gummo

    Simran Hans on two decades of Harmony Korine’s “masterpiece of irrelevance”.

    Simran Hans
    Friday 15 January 2016

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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

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  • 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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  • From the Magazine

    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

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