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  • From the Magazine

    Oshima Nagisa, 1932-2013

    The director’s militant refusal to fit in was reflected in his films, which sought to shock his audiences into seeing themselves more clearly.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

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    Jesús ‘Jess’ Franco, 1930-2013

    An extraordinary 180-film career took the Spanish director from assisting Orson Welles to churning out horror and pornography, writes Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Berlinale 2014 preview: Buzzing unknowns

    Day one, and “arresting indeterminacy” defines the prospects in the festival programme as much as it does Josephine Decker’s Butter on the Latch, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 6 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

    Nick James remembers an actor who made us, and the movies, better.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 5 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way

    When he struggles to bring discipline and rules to his documentaries’ anarchic found moments, Robert Greene turns to Mary Poppins for help.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Unfiction

  • Vacuous, or voluptuous visions?

    Patriarchal disdain for unboxed female sexuality is distilled in George Cukor’s 1954 advertising-girl comedy It Should Happen to You – and underscored by our ongoing neglect of both the film and its director, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 14 January 2014

    Bradlands

  • Gateway from the east: Dubai 2013

    Exiled Iranians and Singaporeans, determined Chinese villagers and nuclear-evacuee Japanese horses made for four admirable documentaries at the Middle Eastern festival’s tenth edition, reports Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Tuesday 14 January 2014

    Festivals

  • Best of British at the London International Animation Festival 2013

    The rich visions at this domestic showcase tantalise with what might be possible with healthier funding for our animators, says Jez Stewart.

    Jez Stewart
    Tuesday 14 January 2014

    Festivals

  • The best of 2013 in cinematic nonfiction

    Robert Greene reflects on a triumphant year for the art of documentary.

    Robert Greene
    Monday 23 December 2013

    Unfiction

  • A dog’s theory

    Is it daft to look at a YouTube dog video through the lens of auteurism? Perhaps not as daft as denying ourselves ways of enjoying unusual material, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 20 December 2013

    Bradlands

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