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  • In her eyes: notes on Gloria Grahame (a video essay)

    With a curl of her lip and an arch of her eyebrow, Gloria Grahame was the actress who stood up to both Humphrey Bogart and Lee Marvin in their most violent roles. In this video essay, Serena Bramble explores the burn mark Grahame left on the silver screen.
    Friday 24 November 2017

  • Listen to the actress: Annette Bening, directly

    Against the backdrop of breaking Harvey Weinstein disclosures, the star of The Grifters and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool held forth on stage at the London Film Festival – bringing home how rare it is for women in the industry to be truly heard, writes Thirza Wakefield.
    Friday 24 November 2017

  • The Big Heat archive review: Fritz Lang returns with a masterful thriller

    On its original release in 1954 our critic Lindsay Anderson was grateful for this taut, ingenious film with outstanding performances from Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. It’s back in cinemas now.
    Friday 24 November 2017

  • Film of the week: Good Time takes a spin around Robert Pattinson’s no-good hood

    A frenetic bungled-heist thriller following the former Twilight star on a whirlwind tour of the New York streets, the Safdie brothers’ latest is as morally disorienting as it is cinematically expressive, writes Adam Nayman.
    Thursday 16 November 2017

  • Mudbound review: families at war on home soil

    In Dee Rees’s mythic and superbly acted family saga set in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, two young men return from the front only to find bigotry and poverty tearing their community apart, writes Adam Nayman.
    Wednesday 22 November 2017

  • Justice League review: when good superheroes go bad

    Wonder Woman is reduced to a wet blanket while Superman continues to snarl in this tiresome, messy saga, which shoehorns in minor players at the expense of DC’s stars and a decent plot, writes Kim Newman.
    Wednesday 22 November 2017

  • Paddington 2 review: Brexit, pursued by a bear

    Anti-migrant prejudice and Hugh Grant’s hilarious villain endanger our ursine hero in this Chaplinesque sequel, which balances sentiment and slapstick while hymning the joys of multiculturalism, writes Kate Stables.
    Wednesday 15 November 2017

  • Tears and laughter: 10 female stars of Golden Age Japanese cinema

    Many of the greatest post-war Japanese films owe much of their power and sophistication to their leading ladies as they explore the experiences of women struggling to find their place in a conservative culture in social and technological flux. Alexander Jacoby profiles ten headline actresses for our latest Deep Focus season.
    Thursday 16 November 2017

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    Sight & Sound: the December 2017 issue

    Robert Pattinson in in the Safdie brothers’ Good Time; plus The Florida Project; Mudbound; Gloria Grahame, Annette Bening and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool; and William Friedkin on Sorcerer at 40.

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    Wrapped in plasticity: Twin Peaks’ myriad Laura Palmers

    Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin conduct a forensic examination of the slippages at play in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s surrealistic investigative series.

    Friday 28 April 2017


  • Hollywood icon/oclast: the art of Jack Nicholson

    Hollywood icon/oclast: the art of Jack Nicholson

    From New Hollywood rebel to arch Hollywood devil, Jack Nicholson has been our gold-standard baby boomer, on the run from his demons even as he upends the world – and hounds down the last laugh. As he turns 80, Leigh Singer looks back at the art of Jack.

    Friday 21 April 2017


  • Video: Scorsese NYC

    Video: Scorsese NYC

    It’s complicated: Martin Scorsese’s irresistible passion for the mean streets of his hometown show us not just the psyche of a city, but the soul of a nation, says Leigh Singer.

    Friday 3 February 2017


  • Video essay: What is neorealism?

    Video essay: What is neorealism?

    kogonada pits the director of The Bicycle Thieves against the producer of Gone with the Wind on the same movie material.

    Friday 17 May 2013


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