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  • Fleeting pleasures: BAFTA’s Shorts Tour 2017

    Offering a snapshot of British short-form filmmaking, BAFTA’s shorts showcase is touring the country’s cinemas with the highlights of new British documentary, drama and animation in a matter of minutes. Here are this year’s eight award nominees.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 8 February 2017

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  • L’avventura giapponese: Antonioni in Japan

    Celluloid Liberation Front on a rare chance to see il maestro’s early 1980s Japanese Betacam tapes.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Wednesday 31 August 2016

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  • Toon of the month: Horse

    Chris Robinson on Shen Jie’s boggling, mesmerising horse play, another gem from China’s budding animation scene.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 24 July 2016

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  • Toon of the Month: Pineapple Calamari

    Chris Robinson on Kasia Nalewajka’s surrealist portrait of grief at the races, as extraordinary as Vertigo crossed with Creature Comforts.

    Chris Robinson
    Friday 25 March 2016

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  • Archives online: Gi’s a job – the 1984 Durham Miners’ Gala

    Farewell, King Coal: this year’s Big Meeting will mark the first in an era without working deep-pit mines in Britain. Thirza Wakefield looks back at 1984 and the beginning of the end.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 4 March 2016

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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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