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  • Film of the week: By Our Selves

    Toby Jones, Andrew Kötting (as a straw bear) and their merry men revive the wanderings and wonderings of Northamptonshire peasant poet John Clare, writes David Jays.
    Thursday 1 October 2015

  • Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Cinema’s pre-segregated heyday of female filmmaking is sadly also its most hidden from history. Here seven critics nominate lost treasures they hope might yet be rediscovered.
    Friday 2 October 2015

  • FrightFest 2015: Critics’ roundtable post-mortem

    From crazy ladies and final girls to fables of confinement and madness and a resurgence of British grand guignol, this year’s London horror-film showcase had plenty to chew over – as Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and Virginie Selavy demonstrate.
    Wednesday 30 September 2015

  • Film of the week: Mia Madre

    Nanni Moretti revisits family loss with wit and mystery in this caustic quasi-self-portrait, says Philip Kemp.
    Thursday 24 September 2015

  • BFI London Film Festival 2015: 30 recommendations

    Our hot takes on 30 hot tickets at this year’s festival.
    Sunday 20 September 2015

  • Missing believed garbled: Hitchcock’s first steps in film

    Hitchcock scholars’ hopes were dashed at this year’s British Silent Film Festival by the hand of historico-cinematic sabotage, reports Henry K. Miller.
    Thursday 24 September 2015

  • Archives online: Margaret Tait’s rooms of her own

    Thirza Wakefield on the homespun, one-woman cinema of Margaret Tait in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive: 48 emblems of a cinema “what’s welling up in people to make”.
    Friday 25 September 2015

  • The comfort of disaster (movies)

    The 1970s were a chaotic time, Hollywood overrun by deranged auteurs. Luckily there were still a column of white-bread movie stars on hand to save the day, says Brad Stevens.
    Wednesday 23 September 2015

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  • Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Guillermo del Toro’s gothic Crimson Tide, Andrei Tarkovsky’s path-forging screen poetry and Yorgos Lanthimos’s starry social satire The Lobster. Plus Carey Mulligan and Suffragette, Sicario’s US-Mexico borderlands and British TV documentaries from the 1950s and 60s.

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    Photographs by Etienne Gilfillan of London ’s 2015 batch of new cinema initiatives, including the Picturehouse Central and Curzon Bloomsbury arthouse-circuit flagships, and the independent Regent Street, Deptford and Close Up cinemas.

    Friday 17 July 2015

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  • Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    In the first of our video reports about new London cinemas, Edward Lawrenson speaks to Deptford Cinema’s Edwin Mingard about volunteer-run exhibition in the high-rent city, and the virtues of community-led programming.

    Friday 17 July 2015


  • Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    In the second of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson sees and hears a valorous defence of celluloid film projection from Close Up Cinema’s Damien Sanville.

    Friday 17 July 2015


  • Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Anthony Killick embeds himself with a crack troupe of volunteer cinema refitters remaking a former Liverpool magistrates court as a cooperative picturehouse.

    Friday 17 July 2015


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