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  • Film of the week: Jason Bourne

    As Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is reunited with Paul Greengrass, Henry K. Miller assesses the latest instalment in the renegade spy saga and finds the espionage thriller struggling to adapt to the age of information overload.
    Wednesday 27 July 2016

  • Barry Lyndon, Euro-cynic

    Stanley Kubrick’s picaresque appraisal of a continent torn between its noble ideals and dissolute reality suddenly seems so not very 350 years ago, says Phil Hoad.
    Sunday 24 July 2016

  • Film of the week: Chevalier

    Mean men: Athina Rachel Tsangari’s feminist portrait of men without women is a dark satire of the neoliberal games we must play, says Erika Balsom.
    Thursday 21 July 2016

  • Review: Star Trek Beyond

    As written by fanboy Simon Pegg and directed (a little too fast and furiously) by Justin Lin, this transitory episode of the intergalactic franchise breaks little new ground, but has plenty of strengths to play to, says Kim Newman.
    Friday 22 July 2016

  • Bodies off: Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn’s under-the-skin flick

    The art of decomposition: Brad Stevens on why Bill Gunn’s vampire film drives a stake through classical film craft.
    Saturday 23 July 2016

  • Regrouping, again: Lizzie Borden’s “diabolical hour” comes around

    Forty years after Lizzie Borden put away her radically feminist, reflexive portrait of four artists in a women’s group, the film has more to say to us than ever, says Sophie Mayer.
    Wednesday 20 July 2016

  • Toon of the month: Horse

    Chris Robinson on Shen Jie’s boggling, mesmerising horse play, another gem from China’s budding animation scene.
    Sunday 24 July 2016

  • Thurston Moore’s top 10 punk rock films

    For our special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the Sonic Youth musician picks a personal canon of punk-cinema classics.
    Friday 8 July 2016

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  • Ghost pictures: five phantom finds at FID Marseille 2016

    Ghost pictures: five phantom finds at FID Marseille 2016

    Past and present alike haunted these five wilfully unmouldable finds at France’s festival of anti-formulaic anything-goes, writes Michael Pattison.


    Thursday 21 July 2016

    Festivals

  • The best of Karlovy Vary 2016

    The best of Karlovy Vary 2016

    Alissa Simon picks her top dozen films to write home about from the leading showcase of central and eastern European cinema.


    Thursday 21 July 2016

    Festivals

  • A festival in the crowd: some highlights of Edinburgh 2016

    A festival in the crowd: some highlights of Edinburgh 2016

    Two top fiction scoops from Venice (The Fits) and Rotterdam (Suntan), some passably intriguing documentaries and a handful of offbeat event-films and happenings were the best of a festival still searching for its new niche, says Nick James.


    Wednesday 20 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Film of the week: The Hard Stop

    Film of the week: The Hard Stop

    Before Mark Duggan’s death, and after: Ros Cranston on a stylish and potent inside view of the lives around the man whose killing triggered the 2011 England riots.


    Thursday 14 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Film of the week: Weiner

    Film of the week: Weiner

    All on camera: Leigh Singer on Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s highly entertaining, stranger-than-satire portrait of the self-combusting NYC politician.


    Thursday 7 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Mania Akbari on Close-up

    Mania Akbari on Close-up

    The filmmaker Mania Akbari, who played the driver-protagonist of Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten in 2002, remembers her first encounter with his life-changing cinema.


    Friday 8 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Screen or scream? Fight or flight? Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee on the perils of festivals

    Screen or scream? Fight or flight? Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee on the perils of festivals

    As they prepare for work-in-progress screenings at the Otherfield Film Festival on a farm in Suffolk, filmmakers Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee remember the kinds of festival experience they’d like to get away from.


    Friday 8 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Crossing a line? Character-filmmaker collusions at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    Crossing a line? Character-filmmaker collusions at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    From John Berger’s friends in Quincy to Mark Duggan’s friends in London, a hip hop wannabe in Iran to an animal-rights crusader in America, many of this year’s Doc/Fest characters and filmmakers seemed more or less hand in glove, for better or worse, reports Ben Nicholson.


    Friday 8 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Deeper, longer, realer: VR at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    Deeper, longer, realer: VR at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    There was some serious second-wave virtual-reality ambition on show this year at Doc/Fest’s ever-burgeoning Alternate Realities showcase, reports Marisol Grandon – if you could get a headset to find out.


    Friday 8 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Fantastic voyages: how VR became a reality

    Fantastic voyages: how VR became a reality

    A brave new world of virtual reality film is dawning, but will it prove as exhilarating and disorienting for modern viewers as the experience of early cinema was for the audiences who watched the Ciotat train arrive at the station in the Lumières’ short in 1896? By Marisol Grandon.


    Friday 8 July 2016

    Features

  • Abbas and me

    Abbas and me

    Geoff Andrew remembers the private side of the late Abbas Kiarostami.


    Wednesday 6 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.


    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Tom Charity on the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate: an artist whose extravagance served to shut the door on Hollywood’s 1970s golden age.


    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Mauled by the studio, obsessed over by fans, deconstructed by academics, remade with Nicolas Cage – yet the pagan British weirdness of The Wicker Man remains fresh. Unveiling The Final Cut in 2013, its director recalls the making of a myth to Vic Pratt.


    Monday 4 July 2016

    Features

  • Silk and steel: the life of Olivia de Havilland

    Silk and steel: the life of Olivia de Havilland

    On the eve of her 100th birthday, Farran Smith Nehme celebrates the career of the last of the great pre-World War II Hollywood stars, a woman who was not only a fabulous performer but also a thorn in the side of the studios, winning a key legal battle for which every actor in Tinseltown owed a debt of gratitude.​


    Wednesday 29 June 2016

    Features

  • Perchance to dream: a long night with Apichatpong’s shorts

    Perchance to dream: a long night with Apichatpong’s shorts

    Giovanni Marchini reports on a marathon all-night reverie with Apichatpong ‘Joe’ Weerasethakul’s filmic lullabies – five of his features and 29 of his shorts – and wonders, as dawn broke and the films grew darker, if Joe has lost his joy?


    Friday 17 June 2016

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