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  • Making ground: remembering Kathleen Collins

    As the reputation of Kathleen Collins’ enrapturing, semi-autobiographical Losing Ground finally grows, nearly 35 years after its release, Ashley Clark pays tribute to its late maker and her all-too-brief career.
    Monday 23 May 2016

  • Cannes 2016: all the awards, and reaction

    Ken Loach wins his second Palme d’Or, Andrea Arnold wins her third Jury Prize and Iran’s Asghar Farhadi wins two awards for best actor and screenplay – but Maren Ade’s widely admired Toni Erdmann leaves empty-handed. Do juries shun comedies? Do actors always lean to theatre stories, wonders Nick James?
    Sunday 22 May 2016

  • Cannes 2016: the Posters d’Or

    For our second annual showcase of the festival’s best posters, we picked two winners – from a wonderfully rich field. Is a festival the best place to see the uncompromised art of the film poster, asks Isabel Stevens?
    Sunday 22 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

  • Film of the week: Everybody Wants Some!!

    Before adulthood (and before Reagan): Richard Linklater gets his rocks off with a rat pack of college freshmen on the road to self-definition, writes Pamela Hutchinson.
    Sunday 15 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

  • 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

  • Video: A speck in the cosmos – the inner frontiers of Raoul Walsh’s Pursued

    Often described as the first psychoanalytic western, Raoul Walsh’s 1947 Pursued plays out the traumas of Robert Mitchum’s homecoming Civil War vet as an existential maelstrom of violence, isolation and psychopathy. In this video essay Tag Gallagher offers a psychological reading of one of Hollywood’s weirdest westerns.
    Monday 9 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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