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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.
    Thursday 4 February 2016

  • 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.
    Friday 29 January 2016

  • 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.
    Friday 22 January 2016

  • Blithe spirit: Paolo Sorrentino on Youth

    The maestro behind The Great Beauty, Il Divo and The Consequences of Love tells Adrian Wootton about the music that drives his method, and why he’s not our era’s Federico Fellini.
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

  • Jacques Rivette, 1928–2016

    Jonathan Romney on the most covert of all the French New Wave gang, a visionary who juggled themes of performance and plot while opening up film form to the experience of duration in films like Céline and Julie Go Boating and the monumental Out 1.
    Sunday 31 January 2016

  • Out-ward bound: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 in the Arctic circle

    Flying back from presenting Jacques Rivette’s “profound, dormant monster” Out 1 to an audience of 12 in a wintry Tromsø, Norway, David Thomson ponders the lifelikeness of a film that is boring – in the best sense.
    Sunday 31 January 2016

  • Work and play in the house of fiction: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 and Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Jonathan Rosenbaum considers the flurry of early-1970s filmmaking with which Jacques Rivette laid claim to the mantle of radical narrative innovation in French cinema.
    Tuesday 2 February 2016

  • Jacques Rivette on Out 1 and Céline and Julie Go Boating

    The late nouvelle vague auteur interviewed by Carlos Clarens and Edgardo Cozarinsky in the Autumn 1974 issue of Sight & Sound.
    Tuesday 2 February 2016

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  • Sight & Sound: the March 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2016 issue

    Inside the mind of Charlie Kaufman, from Being John Malkovich to Anomalisa. Plus Hitchcock-Truffaut, Hollywood reboots, A Bigger Splash, Making a Murderer and the S&S Interview with the great production designer Jack Fisk.

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