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Best of 2021

2021: the year in experimental cinema

2021’s most moving experimental works dislocated settled consciousness in ways that felt urgent and energising

By Michael Pattison

2021: the year in experimental cinema
Features

Steady-stare surveillance, or the spatial turn in nonfiction films

By Michael Pattison

Steady-stare surveillance, or the spatial turn in nonfiction films
News

Viennale 2013: three landscapes of labour (Demolition, Le Cousin Jules and Three Landscapes)

By Michael Pattison

Viennale 2013: three landscapes of labour (Demolition, Le Cousin Jules and Three Landscapes)
News

Reach for the heavens: Vertical Cinema at Rotterdam 2014

By Michael Pattison

Reach for the heavens: Vertical Cinema at Rotterdam 2014
Reviews

Dovlatov first look: a talented artist’s frustrations in Brezhnev’s Soviet Union

By Michael Pattison

Dovlatov first look: a talented artist’s frustrations in Brezhnev’s Soviet Union
Reviews

Victory Day review: Sergei Loznitsa eyes history’s motley parade

By Michael Pattison

Victory Day review: Sergei Loznitsa eyes history’s motley parade
News

Fighting through the night: socialist odds and sods at AV Festival 2018

By Michael Pattison

Fighting through the night: socialist odds and sods at AV Festival 2018
News

The best of Berlinale 2018 – the awards and our critics’ picks

By Geoff Andrew, Patrick Gamble and others

The best of Berlinale 2018 – the awards and our critics’ picks
Interviews

Waves of sound: Jason Singh on his live score for Drifters

By Michael Pattison

Waves of sound: Jason Singh on his live score for Drifters
Interviews

Chamber trouble: Tom Benn on scripting his first short, Real Gods Require Blood

By Michael Pattison

Chamber trouble: Tom Benn on scripting his first short, Real Gods Require Blood
10 great

10 great films set in north-east England

By Michael Pattison

10 great films set in north-east England
Features

Strife and the city: urban space and the essay film

By Michael Pattison

Strife and the city: urban space and the essay film
News

Ghost pictures: five phantom finds at FID Marseille 2016

By Michael Pattison

Ghost pictures: five phantom finds at FID Marseille 2016
Where to begin

Where to begin with Alan Clarke

By Michael Pattison

Where to begin with Alan Clarke
News

Border tensions: Berwick 2013

By Michael Pattison

Border tensions: Berwick 2013
News

Horrible histories: works by John McGrath

By Michael Pattison

Horrible histories: works by John McGrath
10 great

10 great London crime films

By Michael Pattison

10 great London crime films
10 great

10 great epic documentaries

By Michael Pattison

10 great epic documentaries
News

The trails of life: James Benning’s natural history and FAROCKI

By Michael Pattison

The trails of life: James Benning’s natural history and FAROCKI
News

Eksperimenta, Experimenta, from Zagreb to London

By Michael Pattison

Eksperimenta, Experimenta, from Zagreb to London
Reviews

Film of the week: Starred Up

By Michael Pattison

Film of the week: Starred Up
News

The art of decolonising: postcolonial cinema at AV Festival 2014

By Michael Pattison

The art of decolonising: postcolonial cinema at AV Festival 2014
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