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  • Checkpoint Karlovy Vary 2014

    A serio-comic debut from backwater Albania and an absurdist metaphysical comedy from Hungary stood out at this year’s Czech showcase of films East of the West. Lydia Papadimitriou reports.

    Lydia Papadimitriou
    Monday 11 August 2014

    Festivals

  • News from the front: Odessa 2014

    350 miles from the front lines of Ukraine’s civil war, the famous port city staged its fifth international film festival with a pride that seemed defiant going on decadent, reports Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Tuesday 5 August 2014

    Festivals

  • Edinburgh 2014: brain-benders of the Black Box

    The Edinburgh Film Festival’s final-weekend blowout of artists’ experimenta ran the gamut from hand-processed celluloid to live multi-projector medleys. Harriet Warman strapped on her goggles.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 25 July 2014

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Dispatches: Fast and furious

    Prolific filmmakers like Tsui Hark, Scorsese and Fassbinder are driven by a creative urgency, part intoxication and part childlike joy, scrawls Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

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  • Mid-century emasculation: The House in Cypress Canyon

    Brad Stevens remembers a radio horror drama with a very cinematic power.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

    Bradlands

  • Horrible histories: works by John McGrath

    Michael Pattison on pro-Scottish independence arguments from beyond the grave at the Edinburgh Film Festival

    Michael Pattison
    Friday 4 July 2014

    Festivals

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: just add music

    From portraits of Pulp and shoegazing to the sounds of Richard Hawley and Summer Camp, pop kept it big at this year’s Doc/Fest, found Simran Hans.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 3 July 2014

    Festivals

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: literary champions abide

    David Tedeschi and Martin Scorsese’s The 50 Year Argument and Kevin Cameron’s Alasdair Gray: A Life in Progress both essay mind maps of wordsmiths against the tide, finds Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Saturday 28 June 2014

    Festivals

  • Two to tango: Argentine films at BAFICI 2014

    Fact and fiction continued to entwine in idiosyncratic ways at this year’s Buenos Aires showcase, found Aaron Cutler.

    Aaron Cutler
    Tuesday 10 June 2014

    Festivals

  • Die, Hybrid! Die!

    Marketeers, note: artful, exciting, shape-shifting documentaries may have a renewed energy – but the fact of them is as old as the movies, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Unfiction

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