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  • Filming Revolution: crowd-documenting the Egyptian Revolution

    Who gets to tell the story – or stories – of a democratic struggle? Sophie Mayer explores Alisa Lebow’s bustling nonlinear ‘meta-documentary, encompassing the voices of 30 Egyptian filmmakers, artists and activists.

    Sophie Mayer
    Sunday 7 February 2016

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  • Toon of the month: Old Man

    Chris Robinson on Leah Shore’s brave/risque animation, putting pictures to the words issuing from an elderly Charles Manson’s head.

    Chris Robinson
    Saturday 6 February 2016

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  • Toon of the month: Small People with Hats

    Chris Robinson on the Estonian-level strangeness of Sarina Nihei’s multi-garlanded graduation short, a violent and enigmatic social allegory of death, power and revenge.

    Chris Robinson
    Tuesday 1 December 2015

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  • Archives online: Diana Ross’s love communion

    What makes the former Supreme such an icon of the love song, asks Thirza Wakefield?

    Thirza Wakefield
    Wednesday 25 November 2015

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  • The big queasy: Fear Itself

    Thirza Wakefield on Charlie Lyne’s sophomore essay movie, a pilgrimage of perils through the cinema’s most consummate ordeals.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Thursday 22 October 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    Junun, Paul Thomas Anderson’s straight-to-net featurette

    From Rajasthan to your router: Sam Davies on “a very unusual coming together”, with Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur and an Indian qawwali ensemble.

    Sam Davies
    Saturday 17 October 2015

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  • Toon of the month: Creation Myth

    Evolution goes into overdrive in Angela Stempel’s supersonic music video for Celestial Shore, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Monday 12 October 2015

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  • Archives online: Margaret Tait’s rooms of her own

    Thirza Wakefield on the homespun, one-woman cinema of Margaret Tait in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive: 48 emblems of a cinema “what’s welling up in people to make”.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 25 September 2015

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  • Year of the Woman – and archives full of women!

    Sophie Mayer on the internet debut of Sandra Hochman’s Year of the Woman – and the visions of feminism now emerging from the archives.

    Sophie Mayer
    Monday 7 September 2015

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  • Archives online: Swinging 60s Becontree

    Thirza Wakefield takes a rare peek behind the curtains at an ‘out-county’ London family’s informal festivities, in what was once the largest social housing development in the world.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Monday 17 August 2015

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