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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

  • Close encounters: the return of The X-Files

    For all the pleasures of The X-Files’ labyrinthine narrative, the key to the show’s success is Mulder and Scully’s relationship, argues Keith Uhlich.
    Friday 5 February 2016

  • The best indie animation of 2015

    As the awards season counts down, three of our critics pick their highlights of 2015’s animated shorts.
    Friday 5 February 2016

  • Toon of the month: Old Man

    Chris Robinson on Leah Shore’s brave/risque animation, putting pictures to the words issuing from an elderly Charles Manson’s head.
    Saturday 6 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

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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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