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  • 4DX: Here come the feelies

    Just when you thought it was safe to shed your 3D glasses, the South Koreans have added another ‘dimension’ to the movies. Jasper Sharp returns from the east in some physical confusion.

    Jasper Sharp
    Thursday 21 June 2012

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  • Christoph Schlingensief: against taste, defying complacency

    Agata Pyzik explores the life’s work of a versatile provocateur who straddled art and exploitation.

    Agata Pyzik
    Tuesday 19 June 2012

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    Classical virtues: Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo

    Japanese director Shindo Kaneto, famed for ghost classic Onibaba, died on 29 May at the age of 100. Alexander Jacoby pays tribute.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Thursday 31 May 2012

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  • The battle of Chicago: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door might long have been recognised as one of the great African-American calls to arms – had it not been suppressed by the FBI, says David Somerset.

    David Somerset
    Wednesday 23 May 2012

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  • Saura’s flamenco flights

    Carlos Saura’s 1980s ‘flamenco trilogy’, now released in a set of bare-bones DVDs, constitutes some of the boldest dance films ever made. As Mar Diestro-Dópido reports, on a recent visit to London the director provided all the background you need.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Wednesday 23 May 2012

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  • From the Magazine

    The mark of Kane

    With Sight & Sound’s once-in-a-decade Greatest Film of All Time poll looming in 2012, David Thomson launches a series of occasional debates on the canon, here wondering whether Citizen Kane will – or should – retain its top spot.

    David Thomson
    Thursday 10 May 2012

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    Blood and sand: Beau Travail

    In the latest of our essays making the case for contenders in S&S’s poll to find the Greatest Film of All Time, Hannah McGill revisits Beau Travail, Claire Denis’s rapturous 1998 exploration of male identity in crisis.

    Hannah McGill
    Tuesday 1 May 2012

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  • Garlands and cobwebs: Vincente Minnelli’s ecstatic vision

    At his best Minnelli made his gilded surfaces resonate with the undercurrents of his characters’ inner lives. Keith Uhlich picks out the gems from the trinkets.

    Keith Uhlich
    Wednesday 18 April 2012

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  • Maciej Drygas: a forensics of the public unconscious

    Leading light of a new generation of Polish filmmakers, Maciej Drygas is a modern master of archive documentary. Basia Lewandowska Cummings tracks his development.

    Basia Lewandowska Cummings
    Friday 6 April 2012

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  • From the Magazine

    The great escape: La Grande Illusion

    In past S&S polls of the greatest films of all time, Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion has lost out to his later, allegedly more personal film La Règle du jeu. It’s time to reconsider, says Ginette Vincendeau.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Thursday 5 April 2012

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