All articles by Tony Rayns

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Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission

Cage is an anti-hero with no name or backstory in this dull and unoriginal fanboy-baiting genre fare by Japanese director Sono Sion.

By Tony Rayns

Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission
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Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars

By Tony Rayns

Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars
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Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia

By Tony Rayns

Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia
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A Sun follows a Taipei family through thunder and loss

By Tony Rayns

A Sun follows a Taipei family through thunder and loss
From the Sight and Sound archive

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
Reviews

To the Ends of the Earth is a soppy satire that finds nothing new on its travels

By Tony Rayns

To the Ends of the Earth is a soppy satire that finds nothing new on its travels
Reviews

Rebecca returns to Manderlay, but no one’s home

By Tony Rayns

Rebecca returns to Manderlay, but no one’s home
Lists

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Reviews

The Eight Hundred review: a puffed-up reprise of the defence of Shanghai

By Tony Rayns

The Eight Hundred review: a puffed-up reprise of the defence of Shanghai
Interviews

“Alan Moore pushed me to think less about the killer and more about the spirit of the times”: Bong Joon Ho on Memories of Murder

By Tony Rayns

“Alan Moore pushed me to think less about the killer and more about the spirit of the times”: Bong Joon Ho on Memories of Murder

Poet of time: Wong Kar-Wai on Chungking Express

By Tony Rayns

Poet of time: Wong Kar-Wai on Chungking Express
The best of 2020

The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure

By Tony Rayns

The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure
Reviews

The Truth review: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure

By Tony Rayns

The Truth review: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure
Reviews

First Love review: Takashi Miike adds romance into the mix of a lurid gang thriller

By Tony Rayns

First Love review: Takashi Miike adds romance into the mix of a lurid gang thriller
Interviews

The makings of Bong Joon Ho

By Tony Rayns

The makings of Bong Joon Ho
Reviews

Present.Perfect. review: the Chinese video bloggers streaming their way to better lives

By Tony Rayns

Present.Perfect. review: the Chinese video bloggers streaming their way to better lives
Reviews

Long Day’s Journey Into Night review: Bi Gan’s extravagant art noir wows in three dimensions

By Tony Rayns

Long Day’s Journey Into Night review: Bi Gan’s extravagant art noir wows in three dimensions
Reviews

Burning review: Lee Changdong’s drama sparks with rage and imagination

By Tony Rayns

Burning review: Lee Changdong’s drama sparks with rage and imagination
News

Tokyo FILMeX 2018 championed the cinema of exile and liberation

By Tony Rayns

Tokyo FILMeX 2018 championed the cinema of exile and liberation
Reviews

An Elephant Sitting Still review: a howl of desperate defiance

By Tony Rayns

An Elephant Sitting Still review: a howl of desperate defiance
Features

Kim Dongwon: a documentary filmmaker for Korea’s changing times

By Tony Rayns

Kim Dongwon: a documentary filmmaker for Korea’s changing times
Reviews

Film of the week: Cold War dances to the music of hard times

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: Cold War dances to the music of hard times
News

Flights of fantasy: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2018

By Tony Rayns

Flights of fantasy: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2018
Interviews

Rainer Werner Fassbinder interviewed in 1974: “The primary need is to satisfy the audience”

By Tony Rayns

Rainer Werner Fassbinder interviewed in 1974: “The primary need is to satisfy the audience”
Features

Suzuki Seijun obituary: Japanese cinema’s dazzler of the deep Bs

By Tony Rayns

Suzuki Seijun obituary: Japanese cinema’s dazzler of the deep Bs
Reviews

Film of the week: Endless Poetry, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s self-portrait as a Santiago dandy

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: Endless Poetry, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s self-portrait as a Santiago dandy
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Film of the week: Cemetery of Splendour

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: Cemetery of Splendour
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Film of the week: Arabian Nights Volume 1: The Restless One

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: Arabian Nights Volume 1: The Restless One
Reviews

Film of the week: The Club

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: The Club
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