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  • Radical histories: Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary

    The penetrating, obsessive work of this feminist thinker and filmmaker keeps us alert to the power of sounds and images – a game of hide-and-seek with the truth, writes Ela Bittencourt.

    Ela Bittencourt
    Thursday 18 July 2019

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    Deep focus: the Golden Age of Mexican cinema

    During the middle decades of the last century, Mexico became a powerhouse for film production in Latin America, giving rise to a generation of fabulously talented directors and stars. By Chloë Roddick.

    Chloe Roddick
    Tuesday 2 July 2019

    Deep Focus

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    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.

    Farran Smith Nehme
    Wednesday 19 June 2019

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  • Japanese experimental documentary now

    For its 2019 edition, Sheffield Doc/Fest spotlights the latest shapeshifting nonfiction cinema to emerge from Japan. Matt Turner sees the boudaries pushed.

    Matt Turner
    Saturday 8 June 2019

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  • Looping around limitations: the experimental shorts of Tezuka Osamu

    As the British Museum celebrates manga in a blockbuster exhibition, we take a look at some of the most intriguing and low-key work by the man who invented Astro Boy, writes Alex Dudok de Wit.

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Friday 7 June 2019

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  • Cannes 2019: the Posters d’Or

    A vibrant slate of posters tease what looks to be an exciting and varied selection of new films, with Agnès Varda as this year’s fresh take on the Cannes ‘cover girl’, says Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 20 May 2019

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  • Crowdfunding it for themselves: Deep in Vogue, Shakedown and queer dance on film

    Two new celebrations of underground club culture highlight how, in the crowdfunding era, working-class LGBTQ+ filmmakers and audiences can now intersect and nurture their art freely: crossover appeal not required, reports Megan Christopher.

    Megan Christopher
    Thursday 25 April 2019

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  • “To extend into the beyond”: on Tsai Ming-liang’s late digital style

    The slow cinema master’s recent ventures in VR and cinematic portraiture reveal that far from heading for retirement, he is boldly reimagining the spaces and structure of cinema altogether, writes Elena Gorfinkel.

    Elena Gorfinkel
    Friday 19 April 2019

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  • How to write a fictional pop song

    The struggles of pop singers on their up or down are the stuff of new movies from A Star Is Born and Wild Rose to Vox Lux and Her Smell. But who gives the characters their musical direction? Alex Denney talks to Wild Rose’s script- and song-writer Nicole Taylor and Her Smell’s Alicia Bognanno.

    Alex Denney
    Tuesday 16 April 2019

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    The raucous perfection of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

    Kubrick’s brutal-surrealist adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian caper – now back in UK cinemas on re-release – is a boisterous and gaudy vindication of the director’s acclaimed perfectionism, argued Philip Strick on its original release.

    Philip Strick
    Thursday 4 April 2019

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