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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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  • Iranian cinema now: ancient mythologies in a modern medium

    A season of recent Iranian films emphasises poetry over politics, foregrounding the lyrical and universal strengths of work by a new generation of filmmakers, writes Ben Nicholson.

    Ben Nicholson
    Tuesday 2 April 2019

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    Seven facets of Agnès Varda

    S&S contributors reflect on the late artist and filmmaker as cinematic pioneer, (self)portraitist, joy-maker, word poet, cartographer, multimedia artist and visual stylist, from our 90th birthday tribute issue.

    Ginette Vincendeau, Catherine Wheatley, Pamela Hutchinson, Rebecca J. DeRoo, So Mayer, Adam Scovell, Isabel Stevens
    Monday 1 April 2019

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  • “A glorious and ridiculous ride”: Steve Sullivan on excavating Frank and the Chris Sievey story

    Director Steve Sullivan shares the story of his years-long quest to uncover and understand the man behind Frank Sidebottom, the cult comic figure with the papier-maché head, with Leigh Singer.

    Leigh Singer
    Saturday 30 March 2019

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  • Art within the machine: how machinima turns the camera on videogames

    People having been making movies out of videogame graphics since the technology first allowed players to press record. Whether fan homages shared online, pointed critiques or gallery pieces, these works are part of a thriving and fast-evolving practice, writes Matt Turner.

    Matt Turner
    Saturday 30 March 2019

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    The films of Straub and Huillet: images richer than words

    The films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet have seldom found distribution in the UK, on account of their perceived difficulty. Yet their half-century of working together shows an unparalleled commitment to intense human experience, as Tag Gallagher explains.

    Tag Gallagher
    Wednesday 20 March 2019

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