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Interviews

How Britain got its groove back: the return of Cymande

Cult south London band Cymande were neglected in 1970s Britain but played to huge stadiums in the US. As a new documentary tells their tale, we spoke to Cymande’s Steve Scipio and Patrick Patterson and director Tim MacKenzie-Smith.

By Leigh Singer

How Britain got its groove back: the return of Cymande
Reviews

The Color Purple: showstopping musical adaptation is determined to accentuate the positive

By Leigh Singer

The Color Purple: showstopping musical adaptation is determined to accentuate the positive
Where to begin

Where to begin with Werner Herzog

By Leigh Singer

Where to begin with Werner Herzog
Festivals

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget: an endearing second helping of fowl play

By Leigh Singer

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget: an endearing second helping of fowl play
Festivals

Fallen Leaves star Alma Pöysti on working with Aki Kaurismäki: “Everyone was surprised he made this movie”

By Leigh Singer

Fallen Leaves star Alma Pöysti on working with Aki Kaurismäki: “Everyone was surprised he made this movie”
Features

The enigmatic ‘pillow shots’ of Yasujiro Ozu

By Leigh Singer

The enigmatic ‘pillow shots’ of Yasujiro Ozu
Reviews

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis): a nostalgic ode to the album cover

By Leigh Singer

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis): a nostalgic ode to the album cover
Reviews

The Old Man Movie: Lactopalypse: a madcap Estonian stop-motion comedy

By Leigh Singer

The Old Man Movie: Lactopalypse: a madcap Estonian stop-motion comedy
Festivals

Close Your Eyes: a triumphant return for Víctor Erice

By Leigh Singer

Close Your Eyes: a triumphant return for Víctor Erice
Reviews

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom: gentle Bhutanese drama

By Leigh Singer

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom: gentle Bhutanese drama
Reviews

Knock at the Cabin: by-the-numbers Shyamalan

By Leigh Singer

Knock at the Cabin: by-the-numbers Shyamalan
10 great

10 great puzzle films

By Leigh Singer

10 great puzzle films
Reviews

All Quiet on the Western Front: the horror, the horror

By Leigh Singer

All Quiet on the Western Front: the horror, the horror
What to watch at LFF

Haunted Hotel: A Melodrama in Augmented Reality: well worth checking into

By Leigh Singer

Haunted Hotel: A Melodrama in Augmented Reality: well worth checking into
Reviews

Emily: a creative rewriting of the life of Emily Brontë

By Leigh Singer

Emily: a creative rewriting of the life of Emily Brontë
Reviews

The Banshees of Inisherin: a rich, resonant, blackly funny tragedy

By Leigh Singer

The Banshees of Inisherin: a rich, resonant, blackly funny tragedy
What to watch at LFF

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical: a joyous maximalist fable

By Leigh Singer

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical: a joyous maximalist fable
Reviews

The Score: catnip for Johnny Flynn fans

By Leigh Singer

The Score: catnip for Johnny Flynn fans
Reviews

Brian and Charles: a charmingly lo-fi sci-fi mockumentary

By Leigh Singer

Brian and Charles: a charmingly lo-fi sci-fi mockumentary
Festivals

Aftersun peers through rosy girlhood memories to a father’s hidden gloom

By Leigh Singer

Aftersun peers through rosy girlhood memories to a father’s hidden gloom
Festivals

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind lets the Killer try to shoot straight

By Leigh Singer

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind lets the Killer try to shoot straight
Festivals

Three Thousand Years of Longing teems with Idris Elba’s Djinn-soaked tales

By Leigh Singer

Three Thousand Years of Longing teems with Idris Elba’s Djinn-soaked tales
Reviews

This Much I Know To Be True shows Nick Cave live and unchained

By Leigh Singer

This Much I Know To Be True shows Nick Cave live and unchained
Where to begin

Where to begin with Guillermo del Toro

By Leigh Singer

Where to begin with Guillermo del Toro
Features

Reservoir Dogs: 30 years of the film that shook up American cinema

By Leigh Singer

Reservoir Dogs: 30 years of the film that shook up American cinema
Reviews

No Sudden Move is a sharp, gritty crime thriller from Steven Soderbergh

By Leigh Singer

No Sudden Move is a sharp, gritty crime thriller from Steven Soderbergh
What to watch at LFF

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID

By Leigh Singer

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID
Reviews

Sweet Thing is a family affair which takes its child protagonists on the road

By Leigh Singer

Sweet Thing is a family affair which takes its child protagonists on the road
Where to begin

Where to begin with Leos Carax

By Leigh Singer

Where to begin with Leos Carax
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