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  • Film of the week: Love & Friendship

    Schemes and schemata: Kate Beckinsale makes an indelible drawing-room puppet mistress in Whit Stillman’s excellently acerbic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, says Thirza Wakefield.
    Thursday 26 May 2016

  • Behind the scenes of Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship opens around the UK on 27 May 2016.
    Friday 27 May 2016

  • Donald Trump, reality chimera

    In the land of Reagan, right-thinking types are shocked – shocked – at the rise of a prime-time blowhard and professional bully. Yet isn’t it our media naivety that’s on show here, asks Robert Greene?
    Thursday 26 May 2016

  • The psychological western

    Born in the extrovert idealism of the frontier drama, the western was slow to adapt to the social malaise and anti-communist paranoia of the post-war period. Graham Fuller explains how it took its dark turn to incorporate contemporary socio-politics and psychology, with 12 case studies.
    Monday 9 May 2016

  • Outside in: creative cinematic documentary comes to the UK

    Taking inspiration from founts of nonfiction heterodoxy like CPH:DOX and True/False, the ICA’s Frames of Representation festival found a ready audience for its inaugural eight-film showcase of documentary ‘new visions’ from less beaten corners of the world, reports Ben Nicholson.
    Friday 27 May 2016

  • Come show off with us: Flatpack’s ten years of public spaces and spirits

    Birmingham’s peerlessly eclectic Flatpack Film Festival marked its first decade with more of the regional and communal celebration that makes it special. Thirza Wakefield rounds up three rum portraits of 1970s community-art action, 80s Nottingham breakdancing and 1990 video stars in Blyth.
    Monday 23 May 2016

  • In search of lost time: Bryan Singer’s superhero mind games

    Tim Hayes revisits the origin story of Bryan Singer, the greatest of the modern superhero directors, for whom self-knowledge is the ultimate quest and question.
    Friday 13 May 2016

  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.
    Wednesday 11 May 2016

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    Sight & Sound: the June 2016 issue

    Whit Stillman on his acid-tongued Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship. Plus Richard Linklater’s college daze, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Innocence, late Terrence Malick, modern Turkish fairytale Mustang, Aferim! and a decade of Romanian cinema, Green Room and Kathleen Collins’ overlooked indie gem Losing Ground.

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  • I, Daniel Blake – first look

    I, Daniel Blake – first look

    Ken Loach is back on song with a protest cry for common humanity in the face of modern Britain’s welfare web, says Geoff Andrew.
    Friday 13 May 2016

  • American Honey – first look

    American Honey – first look

    Andrea Arnold hits the road with Shia LaBeouf, the scintillating discovery Sasha Lane and a slice of subcultural Americana, writes Alissa Simon.
    Monday 16 May 2016

  • Personal Shopper – first look

    Personal Shopper – first look

    A medium-cool Kristen Stewart shops and flirts with dropping in Olivier Assayas’s modern mystical Paris, says Nick James.
    Wednesday 18 May 2016

  • Graduation – first look

    Graduation – first look

    Nick James on a winning web of everyday Romanian secrets and compromises from the Palme d’Or-winning director of Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days.
    Friday 20 May 2016

  • Divines – first look

    Divines – first look

    Isabel Stevens on an exuberant, go-its-own-way young female buddy thriller from the self-taught Houda Benyamina – officially the best debut feature at Cannes 2016.
    Sunday 22 May 2016

  • The Red Turtle – first look

    The Red Turtle – first look

    Studio Ghibli’s first international coproduction is a ravishing castaway fable by animator Michael Dudok de Wit that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak – with not a word spoken, says Isabel Stevens.
    Friday 20 May 2016

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