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  • The big-top blowout – Guy Maddin at the IMAX, London 2015

    The mad magpie of Canadian cinema went down the rabbit hole at London’s biggest screen with The Forbidden Room, a pulsating extravaganza of mock movie reclamation. Virginie Selavy reports on our LFF Experimenta gala, and his ensuing LFF Connects talk.
    Tuesday 13 October 2015

  • Review: The Walk

    Replaying Philippe Petit’s dazzling 1974 tightrope walk between Manhattan’s Twin Towers as drama, Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lay on the funambulism in spades, says Sam Davies.
    Saturday 10 October 2015

  • Three of the best at Camden 2015

    Nick Pinkerton on three motley ethnographic missives – featuring rugby-playing Kiwi cowhands, roisterous Innuit YouTubers and public servants gone to seed in the Democratic Republic of Congo – at Maine’s festival safe harbour for cinematic documentaries.
    Monday 12 October 2015

  • Toon of the month: Creation Myth

    Evolution moves goes into overdrive in Angela Stempel’s supersonic music video for Celestial Shore, says Chris Robinson.
    Monday 12 October 2015

  • Rendezvous with Chantal Akerman

    Nick James pays tribute to the slow-awing minimalist sights and resonant sounds of the late Chantal Akerman’s cinema.
    Wednesday 7 October 2015

  • Chantal Akerman, guiding light

    Robert Greene reflects on the formative influence of the late, fearless visionary and perennial hero.
    Wednesday 7 October 2015

  • Chantal Akerman: a primer

    Throughout her career, the great director Chantal Akerman – who has sadly died, aged 65 – pursued certain themes and ideas. Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a guide to some of the most important.
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

  • BFI London Film Festival 2015: 30 recommendations

    Our hot takes on 30 hot tickets at this year’s festival.
    Sunday 20 September 2015

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  • Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Guillermo del Toro’s gothic Crimson Peak, Andrei Tarkovsky’s path-forging screen poetry and Yorgos Lanthimos’s starry social satire The Lobster. Plus Carey Mulligan and Suffragette, Sicario’s US-Mexico borderlands and British TV documentaries from the 1950s and 60s.

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    Gallery: five new London cinemas

    Photographs by Etienne Gilfillan of London ’s 2015 batch of new cinema initiatives, including the Picturehouse Central and Curzon Bloomsbury arthouse-circuit flagships, and the independent Regent Street, Deptford and Close Up cinemas.

    Friday 17 July 2015

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  • Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    In the first of our video reports about new London cinemas, Edward Lawrenson speaks to Deptford Cinema’s Edwin Mingard about volunteer-run exhibition in the high-rent city, and the virtues of community-led programming.

    Friday 17 July 2015


  • Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    In the second of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson sees and hears a valorous defence of celluloid film projection from Close Up Cinema’s Damien Sanville.

    Friday 17 July 2015


  • Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Anthony Killick embeds himself with a crack troupe of volunteer cinema refitters remaking a former Liverpool magistrates court as a cooperative picturehouse.

    Friday 17 July 2015


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