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RoboCop review: a flamboyant indictment of American society

In 1987, our critic compared Paul Verhoeven’s science-fiction police film to Casablanca, by way of Umberto Eco’s cultural theories.

By Sean French

RoboCop review: a flamboyant indictment of American society
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Harvey Keitel on working with Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Abel Ferrara

By David Thompson

Harvey Keitel on working with Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Abel Ferrara
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‘An outstanding film director and a good European’: an interview with Max Ophüls

By Francis Koval

‘An outstanding film director and a good European’: an interview with Max Ophüls
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Flickers

By Chris Petit

Flickers
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From the archive: can Spider-Man do the comics justice?

By David Thompson

From the archive: can Spider-Man do the comics justice?
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The woman in the moon: Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born

By Garrett Stewart

The woman in the moon: Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born
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“I'm proud of being me”: Maggie Cheung, from As Tears Go By to Irma Vep

By Bérénice Reynaud

“I'm proud of being me”: Maggie Cheung, from As Tears Go By to Irma Vep
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Slaughterhouse blues: Charles Burnett on Killer of Sheep

By Armond White and Alex Cox

Slaughterhouse blues: Charles Burnett on Killer of Sheep
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Not Quite So Intimate: Nigel Kneale in 1959

Not Quite So Intimate: Nigel Kneale in 1959
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Dreaming in the light: Hugh Hudson on David Lean

Dreaming in the light: Hugh Hudson on David Lean
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The power of the cowgirl

By B. Ruby Rich

The power of the cowgirl
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Shadow and substance: F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu

By Gilberto Perez Guillermo

Shadow and substance: F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu
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František Vláčil: out of the past

By Michael Brooke

František Vláčil: out of the past
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Sexual frustration and visual excess: Laura Mulvey on Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind

By Laura Mulvey

Sexual frustration and visual excess: Laura Mulvey on Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind
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“You can have all the high-tech processes, but if you haven't a story going for you, it's nothing”: Douglas Trumbull on creating sci-fi classics

By Karen Jaehne

“You can have all the high-tech processes, but if you haven't a story going for you, it's nothing”: Douglas Trumbull on creating sci-fi classics
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Asta Nielsen: the silent muse

By Robert C. Allen

Asta Nielsen: the silent muse
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“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979

By Don Allen

“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979
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Peter Bogdanovich’s Bond movie: Wes Anderson on Saint Jack

By Wes Anderson

Peter Bogdanovich’s Bond movie: Wes Anderson on Saint Jack
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Hitchcockery: Truffaut and Bogdanovich, under the Master’s influence

By Penelope Houston

Hitchcockery: Truffaut and Bogdanovich, under the Master’s influence
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Festive spirits

By Bryony Dixon

Festive spirits
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Dreams of conquest: bell hooks on Hoop Dreams

By bell hooks

Dreams of conquest: bell hooks on Hoop Dreams
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A close encounter with Steven Spielberg

By Richard Combs

A close encounter with Steven Spielberg
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The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner

By Nick James

The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner
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Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages

By Peter Wollen

Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages
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Sacred and profane: Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear

By J. Hoberman

Sacred and profane: Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear
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Mike Leigh: the naked truth

By Andy Medhurst

Mike Leigh: the naked truth
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Gallivanting with Andrew Kötting, Big Granny and little Eden

By Iain Sinclair

Gallivanting with Andrew Kötting, Big Granny and little Eden
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“Sometimes nearly serious, always wildly funny”: Penelope Houston on Preston Sturges

By Penelope Houston

“Sometimes nearly serious, always wildly funny”: Penelope Houston on Preston Sturges
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The method and madness of Nicolas Cage

By Manohla Dargis

The method and madness of Nicolas Cage
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