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  • Film of the week: Toy Story 4 pauses to imagine life outside the toy box

    In this satisfying entry in an endearing franchise, the stunts and set pieces fight for screen time with the travails of a toy who doesn’t know he’s a toy, a lonesome cowboy and a porcelain action heroine, writes Pamela Hutchinson.
    Thursday 20 June 2019

  • A new dawn in documentary VR? Common Ground at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

    Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities strand was on another level this year, and the highlight was Common Ground, a half-hour virtual-reality exploration of south London’s Aylesbury Estate, a community facing demolition and regeneration. Marisol Grandon talks to its director Darren Emerson.
    Friday 21 June 2019

  • Reclaiming failure: Zia Anger’s My First Film performance

    When the filmmaker offered a live text commentary on a ‘failed’ work at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the process was breathtakingly intimate as it revealed the true costs of working in this industry, writes Matt Turner.
    Friday 21 June 2019

  • Six new British docs trying to make sense of our time

    How to explore the truth in the age of fake news? Homegrown films premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 showcased some novel approaches to nonfiction, from dance to collage, writes Rhys Handley.
    Friday 21 June 2019

  • Franco Zeffirelli obituary: a maestro of the opulent

    The lavish director of some of the cinema’s most emotive Shakespeare adaptations certainly courted controversy in both his art and politics, though it may be his grandiose opera work that will most endure, says David Thompson.
    Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Peter Whitehead obituary: an alternative legend

    The counter-cultural documentarian, novelist and pop video director leaves behind a remarkable body of work including films that captured the late-60s zeitgeist in full swing, writes William Fowler.
    Wednesday 19 June 2019

  • The pleasures of Pauline Kael

    The centenary of her birth provides a good opportunity to look back at the peerless career of a film critic remembered for her acuity, fierceness and idiosyncrasy, writes Farran Smith Nehme.
    Wednesday 19 June 2019

  • Wanted: Editor-in-Chief, Sight & Sound

    We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief to lead our transition to a digital-first future.
    Friday 14 June 2019

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  • A horror in the breach: Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day

    A horror in the breach: Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day

    Long before she boldly journeyed to the far side of sci-fi with High Life, Claire Denis had already clawed at the inner limits of cinema with her Vincent Gallo-Beatrice Dalle horror foray Trouble Every Day. Jessica McGough explores Denis’s violation of genre in pursuit of the inexpressible.


    Friday 10 May 2019

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  • Blackface, whitewashing and the grey zone – a two-part video inquiry

    Blackface, whitewashing and the grey zone – a two-part video inquiry

    Who gets to play who on screen – and how? In this two-part video essay, Leigh Singer looks at Hollywood’s shifting but stubborn history of racial blacklisting and white privilege, then turns to the ongoing ambiguities of satire and power and today’s prevailing controversies of cultural elision and appropriation.


    Friday 5 April 2019

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  • In her eyes: notes on Gloria Grahame (a video essay)

    In her eyes: notes on Gloria Grahame (a video essay)

    With a curl of her lip and an arch of her eyebrow, Gloria Grahame was the actress who stood up to both Humphrey Bogart and Lee Marvin in their most violent roles. In this video essay, Serena Bramble explores the burn mark Grahame left on the silver screen.


    Friday 24 November 2017

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  • Video essay: What is neorealism?

    Video essay: What is neorealism?

    kogonada pits the director of The Bicycle Thieves against the producer of Gone with the Wind on the same movie material.


    Friday 17 May 2013

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