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City of God: angels with dirty faces

City of God is a gangster movie with real-life edge acted out by Brazilian street children for whom guns and drugs are the everyday, said this 2003 feature.

By Ismail Xavier

City of God: angels with dirty faces
From the Sight and Sound archive

Out of oblivion: Alice Guy-Blaché

By Francis Lacassin

Out of oblivion: Alice Guy-Blaché
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Giddy adventures, gender skirmishes and aural seductions: Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night

By Kate Stables

Giddy adventures, gender skirmishes and aural seductions: Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night
From the Sight and Sound archive

“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995

By Kim Newman

“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995
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“Far from glorying in violence, Meirelles shows us its consequences”: City of God reviewed in 2003

By Paul Julian Smith

“Far from glorying in violence, Meirelles shows us its consequences”: City of God reviewed in 2003
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The eyes of Texas: Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven

By Richard Combs

The eyes of Texas: Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven
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“The only film I've made that I would consider amoral”: Norman Jewison on The Thomas Crown Affair

By Norman Jewison

“The only film I've made that I would consider amoral”: Norman Jewison on The Thomas Crown Affair
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Out of the shadows: Sergei Parajanov

By Ian Christie

Out of the shadows: Sergei Parajanov
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Gojira mon amour

By Ken Hollings

Gojira mon amour
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‘A succession of formulaic Mills & Boon gestures’: Love Actually reviewed in 2003

By Ben Walters

‘A succession of formulaic Mills & Boon gestures’: Love Actually reviewed in 2003
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‘A film studded with glowing moments of humanity’: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser reviewed in 1975

By Tom Milne

‘A film studded with glowing moments of humanity’: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser reviewed in 1975
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A man for all seasons: Fritz Lang interviewed in 1967

By Axel Madsen

A man for all seasons: Fritz Lang interviewed in 1967
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‘Horrifyingly graphic’ Saving Private Ryan reviewed in 1998

By John Wrathall

‘Horrifyingly graphic’ Saving Private Ryan reviewed in 1998
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A monumental reckoning: how Abel Gance’s Napoleon was restored to full glory

By Paul Cuff

A monumental reckoning: how Abel Gance’s Napoleon was restored to full glory
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Nowhere to hide: Todd Haynes on [Safe]

By Amy Taubin

Nowhere to hide: Todd Haynes on [Safe]
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“The ecstasy of existing”: Kenneth Tynan on Greta Garbo

By Kenneth Tynan

“The ecstasy of existing”: Kenneth Tynan on Greta Garbo
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“If you want to call yourself a composer, you follow every step of the instrumentation:” Ennio Morricone interviewed in 2006

By Guido Bonsaver

“If you want to call yourself a composer, you follow every step of the instrumentation:” Ennio Morricone interviewed in 2006
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Blaxploitation, from Shaft to Original Gangstas

By Mike Phillips

Blaxploitation, from Shaft to Original Gangstas
From the Sight and Sound archive

Space is the place

By Roger Luckhurst

Space is the place
From the Sight and Sound archive

Jukebox and Johnny Boy

By Ian Penman

Jukebox and Johnny Boy
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Douglas Fairbanks, the hero

By David Robinson

Douglas Fairbanks, the hero
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Sound and the fury: David Thomson on The Long Day Closes

By David Thomson

Sound and the fury: David Thomson on The Long Day Closes
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Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

By Lizzie Borden

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition
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Hey presto: F for Fake and the invention of the essay film

By Simon Callow

Hey presto: F for Fake and the invention of the essay film
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Spain: out of the past

By Roger Mortimore

Spain: out of the past
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Lonesome tonight: Tony Rayns and Edward Yang on A Brighter Summer Day

By Tony Rayns

Lonesome tonight: Tony Rayns and Edward Yang on A Brighter Summer Day
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Ozu Yasujiro, tofu maker

By Tony Rayns

Ozu Yasujiro, tofu maker
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‘The epic that Sidney Lumet has been promising for years’: Serpico reviewed in 1974

By Richard Combs

‘The epic that Sidney Lumet has been promising for years’: Serpico reviewed in 1974
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Support your local police movie

By Philip French

Support your local police movie
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