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The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

In this list we aim to write women back into film history by championing 100 female-directed hidden gems that have been forgotten or unfairly overlooked – with contributions from Jane Campion, Greta Gerwig, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Agnès Varda, Tilda Swinton, our regular contributors listed below and many more special guests.

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Features

The Painted Bird and the cinema of Eastern Europe’s WWII bloodlands

By Michael Brooke

The Painted Bird and the cinema of Eastern Europe’s WWII bloodlands
Top 10

10 great modern black-and-white films from eastern Europe

By Michael Brooke

10 great modern black-and-white films from eastern Europe
Polls

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Features

Ian Holm obituary: an actor of many facets

By Michael Brooke

Ian Holm obituary: an actor of many facets
Features

Where to stream the best Eastern European films

By Michael Brooke

Where to stream the best Eastern European films
Features

Max von Sydow obituary: Swedish star whose filmography sets him among the immortals

By Michael Brooke

Max von Sydow obituary: Swedish star whose filmography sets him among the immortals
Features

Terry Jones obituary: the world’s funniest medieval historian

By Michael Brooke

Terry Jones obituary: the world’s funniest medieval historian
Features

Lakes of courage: In praise of Ken Russell’s music films

By Michael Brooke

Lakes of courage: In praise of Ken Russell’s music films
Features

The Ear is listening: Karel Kachyna and the resurrection of a banned classic

By Michael Brooke

The Ear is listening: Karel Kachyna and the resurrection of a banned classic
Features

Before Tarkovsky: the little-known original version of Solaris

By Michael Brooke

Before Tarkovsky: the little-known original version of Solaris
Where to begin

Where to begin with British smut

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with British smut
Features

Robby Müller obituary: a king of the quizzical image

By Michael Brooke

Robby Müller obituary: a king of the quizzical image
Reviews

Film of the week: That Summer, a palimpsest of Grey Gardens memories

By Michael Brooke

Film of the week: That Summer, a palimpsest of Grey Gardens memories
Features

Milos Forman obituary: the bohemian who conquered Hollywood

By Michael Brooke

Milos Forman obituary: the bohemian who conquered Hollywood
Features

Károly Makk obituary: Hungarian director of subtle, incisive films

By Michael Brooke

Károly Makk obituary: Hungarian director of subtle, incisive films
10 great

10 great films about sex

By Samuel Wigley, Katy McGahan and others

10 great films about sex
Reviews

Film of the week: Graduation offers a riveting look at a rotten system

By Michael Brooke

Film of the week: Graduation offers a riveting look at a rotten system
Features

Andrzej Wajda obituary: Poland’s man of memory

By Michael Brooke

Andrzej Wajda obituary: Poland’s man of memory

10 essential Romanian directors

By Michael Brooke

10 essential Romanian directors
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jerzy Skolimowski

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with Jerzy Skolimowski
Where to begin

Where to begin with Agnieszka Holland

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with Agnieszka Holland
Features

Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

By Michael Brooke

Jan Nemec, 1936–2016
10 great

10 great films from the Balkans

By Michael Brooke

10 great films from the Balkans

Philip Glass: 10 essential soundtracks

By Michael Brooke

Philip Glass: 10 essential soundtracks
10 great

10 great films from 1996

By Nikki Baughan, Michael Brooke and others

10 great films from 1996
Features

Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

By Michael Brooke

Alan Rickman, 1946-2016
10 great

10 great films from 1966

By Samuel Wigley, Christina Newland and others

10 great films from 1966
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10 great west London films

By Michael Brooke

10 great west London films
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