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    Documentary of the week: Maidan

    Sergei Loznitsa’s epic yet intimate canvas of Kiev’s 2013-14 Maidan protests brings out the multifariousness of our lives together, as well as the mess and the beauty of this particular crisis, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 20 February 2015

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    Drama of the week: The Duke of Burgundy

    Lesbian bondage and moth studies intertwine in Peter Strickland’s third movie, a phantasmagoric 70s Euro sex-horror pastiche about relationship dynamics and back pain, writes Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 20 February 2015

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    Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

    Blindfolds back on – Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation struggles to serve E.L. James’s Kindle-busting BDSM bestseller, says Jane Giles.

    Jane Giles
    Thursday 19 February 2015

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  • Archives online: Go tell it in the fog

    Thirza Wakefield on a public TV documentary that records (and decryies) the state of racism in San Francisco, 1963, with James Baldwin and more.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 15 February 2015

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    Film of the week: Love Is Strange

    Ira Sachs gives the comedy of remarriage a modern-day refresh with this warm, wise story of a newly vagrant gay couple in New York, writes Roger Clarke.


    Friday 13 February 2015

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  • A chill Nor’easter: Olive Kitteridge

    Frances McDormand cuts to the quick in Lisa Cholodenko’s rare tragicomedy of female unlikability. By Molly Haskell.

    Molly Haskell
    Thursday 12 February 2015

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    Film of the week: Selma

    Ava DuVernay’s dramatisation of Martin Luther King’s leadership of the Civil Rights marches that overcame American voting discrimination speaks powerfully to the present, says Ashley Clark.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 5 February 2015

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  • Shine a light: Jill Soloway’s Transparent

    Two decades after the florescence of the New Queer Cinema, internet TV brings us sex-positivity on demand. Sophie Mayer on Jill Soloway’s hit comedy series.

    Sophie Mayer
    Monday 2 February 2015

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  • Toon of the month: You Look Like Me

    Chris Robinson on Canadian veteran Pierre Hébert’s palimpsest of passing humanity.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 1 February 2015

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    Film of the week: Inherent Vice

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s crazy pinball method hits the kickers with this teeming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s screwball-detective countercultural requiem. Nick Pinkerton is swayed.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 30 January 2015

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