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Charlie Lyne

Charlie Lyne is a filmmaker and journalist. He directed the essay film Beyond Clueless, and writes a regular column for the Guardian Guide.

He tweets @CharlieLyne.

Articles by Charlie Lyne

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  • The case for unfair use

    Advocates of creative fair use have won a number of battles against the tyranny of unlimited copyright in recent years. But do attempts to pin down the rules of engagement risk losing the artistic war, asks Charlie Lyne?

    Friday, September 30, 2016


  • Welcome to the Overnight: 48 hours at a cinephile retreat

    Charlie Lyne packs his bags for the Eastbourne esplanade and film-watching boot camp.

    Friday, March 11, 2016


  • Cannes 2015: Where’s Raaooouuuul?

    Or is that Raúúúúúúúúúl? At any rate, this strange, recurring howl is less an emblem of Cannes’ clubbiness than of its all-bewildering embrace, says Charlie Lyne.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015


  • The naked festival: True/False 2015 versus the rules

    As the festival’s advocacy of documentary unorthodoxy takes hold, must this audience-first jamboree learn to play the film business’s games, asks Charlie Lyne?

    Friday, March 20, 2015


  • Pure phase: movies melt down

    With ‘live’ film shows now the rage, Charlie Lyne journeyed from Copenhagen’s incessantly deconstructionist CPH:DOX to a Frozen singalong to see cinema in a state of liquification.

    Friday, December 5, 2014


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