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  • Film of the week: Norte, the End of History

    Filipino arthouse hero Lav Diaz shoots for Balzacian social breadth and Dostoevskyian moral depth with this sprawling crime-and-punishment fable, his first to gain UK release. If only he would stretch himself, says Adrian Martin.
    Thursday 17 July 2014

  • Film of the week: Boyhood

    Twelve years go by in Richard Linklater’s ‘indie epic’, a simple, magical study of the subtle turns of life, says Ashley Clark.
    Friday 11 July 2014

  • Review: River of Fundament

    Matthew Barney’s latest magnum blow-out is a six-hour filmed opera of Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings: “phantasmagorical, recondite… abject, magical and often gorgeous,” reports the jelly-hearted Charlie Fox.
    Thursday 10 July 2014

  • Mid-century emasculation: The House in Cypress Canyon

    Brad Stevens remembers a radio horror drama with a very cinematic power.
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

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    Sight & Sound: the August 2014 issue

    Richard Linklater on Boyhood, Steve McQueen on Do the Right Thing, action-blockbuster stars, China’s Fifth Generation, One Night in 1914 – and David Thomson on left-handed cinema.

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    The best films of 2013

    Our new issue looks back at the year in cinema with the help of over one hundred international critics, curators and academics. As a preview, here’s our voters’ top ten, plus in-house selections and highlights.
    Monday 25 November 2013

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    The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

    Discover the year’s top home-cinema releases, from cult revivals to essential cinema box sets and restorations from the archive, as chosen by 22 international critics, curators and producers.
    Monday 9 December 2013

  • The best of 2013 in cinematic nonfiction

    The best of 2013 in cinematic nonfiction

    Robert Greene reflects on a triumphant year for the art of documentary.
    Monday 23 December 2013

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