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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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    Close encounters: the return of The X-Files

    For all the pleasures of The X-Files’ labyrinthine narrative, the key to the show’s success is Mulder and Scully’s relationship, argues Keith Uhlich.

    Keith Uhlich
    Friday 5 February 2016

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    Film of the week: Rams

    Pitting brother against brother against market calamity, Grímur Hákonarson’s effortlessly gripping shaggy sheep-farmer drama is a minor classic, says Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Thursday 4 February 2016

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    Film of the week: Spotlight

    Tom McCarthy’s engrossing dramatisation of how the Boston Globe uncovered sex abuse in the Catholic Church is a fitting tribute to the journalism’s investigative long road, says Matthew Taylor.

    Matthew Taylor
    Friday 29 January 2016

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    Film of the week: The Assassin

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien casts the distant past as a plane of myth and fantasy in his wuxia-tinged take on the itinerant-warrior drama. It’s another of the Taiwanese master’s inimitably oblique, realist and ravishing wide-shot triumphs, says Roger Clarke.

    Roger Clarke
    Friday 22 January 2016

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    Review: The Revenant

    Grizzly Leo: messrs DiCaprio, Iñárritu and Lubezki go wild. It’s a feat of pure endurance-test cinema, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 15 January 2016

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    Film of the week: Creed

    Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan put the franchise back on its feet, finds Jason Anderson.

    Jason Anderson
    Friday 15 January 2016

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    Review: Phoenix

    Less a phoenix, more a chimera, Christian Petzold’s sixth collaboration with actress

    Catherine Wheatley
    Thursday 14 January 2016

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    Review: Hard to be a God

    If you read this review before seeing Aleksei German’s Hard to Be a God, what I’ve written in the synopsis [in the 

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 14 January 2016

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