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    Portraits of the artists

    Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner takes its place within a wide canvas of films drawing on the lives and work of artists and sculptors that stretches back to the earliest days of cinema. By Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 31 October 2014

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    Birth of the Method: the revolution in American acting

    Foster Hirsch on the history of the revolution in American acting, plus James Bell’s selection of 12 ‘Method’ classics.

    Foster Hirsch, James Bell
    Friday 31 October 2014

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  • Paris: animation capital of the world?

    Have the French conquered the high ground of art cartoons, asks Alex Dudok de Wit?

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Wednesday 22 October 2014

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    Shock treatment: The Knick

    Having ‘retired’ from Hollywood, Steven Soderbergh is applying what he learned in cinema to his TV medical series The Knick, writes Peter Labuza.

    Peter Labuza
    Friday 10 October 2014

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  • Blue movies: Diva, The Smurfs 2 and the ontology of cinema

    Like Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva three decades before it, The Smurfs 2 drinks deep from the shallows of its movie-ness, says Greg Hainge.

    Greg Hainge
    Friday 3 October 2014

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    In remembrance of things past / in memoriam Peter von Bagh

    The late director and cinephile Peter von Bagh was a cultural institution in his native Finland but his work remains unjustly neglected abroad, says Olaf Möller.

    Olaf Möller
    Wednesday 24 September 2014

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    How to write a film on a piano: Norman McLaren’s visual music

    By physically carving soundtracks onto celluloid, Norman McLaren – who would have turned 100 last April – anticipated digital music. By Crystal Chan.

    Crystal Chan
    Tuesday 16 September 2014

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  • Hans Hillmann: four directors pay tribute to the film poster designer

    Edgar Reitz, Chrisoph Hochhäusler, Volker Schlöndorff and Peter Strickland talk to Isabel Stevens about German graphic designer Hans Hillman’s daring and radical film posters.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 15 September 2014

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    Poetry in motion

    In 1963, as the auteurists were claiming ascendancy in the UK, critic Raymond Durgnat was swimming against the tide, helping transform film culture with his far-sighted advocacy of films such as Peeping Tom and Black Sunday. By Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Wednesday 3 September 2014

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    Left-handed cinema

    Can even small, apparently insignificant, details – such as whether a character is left-handed – affect how we read a film? By David Thomson.

    David Thomson
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

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