All articles by Tony Rayns

Reviews

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement

Director Kiwi Chow’s documentary charts the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, framing the campaign’s victories and setbacks across nine gripping chapters.

By Tony Rayns

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement
Features

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia

By Tony Rayns

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia
The best of 2021

2021: the year in East Asian cinema

By Tony Rayns

2021: the year in East Asian cinema
Reviews

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

By Tony Rayns

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

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
Reviews

Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia

By Tony Rayns

Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia
Reviews

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
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
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

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
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
Reviews

An Elephant Sitting Still review: a howl of desperate defiance

By Tony Rayns

An Elephant Sitting Still review: a howl of desperate defiance
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: Cemetery of Splendour

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: Cemetery of Splendour
Reviews

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
Reviews

Film of the week: A Bigger Splash

By Tony Rayns

Film of the week: A Bigger Splash
Reviews

Two Days, One Night review

By Tony Rayns

Two Days, One Night review
Features

Donald Richie, 1924-2013

By Tony Rayns

Donald Richie, 1924-2013
News

Gateway from the east: Dubai 2013

By Tony Rayns

Gateway from the east: Dubai 2013
Features

Blockage on the line: Snowpiercer vs Scissorhands

By Tony Rayns

Blockage on the line: Snowpiercer vs Scissorhands
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