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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Image lib: John Berger’s Ways of Seeing

    Forty years ago John Berger’s BBC2 series challenged us to be wiser consumers of fine art. As BFI Southbank marks the anniversary, Jonathan Conlin asks if the series speaks to us today.

    Jonathan Conlin
    Wednesday 28 March 2012

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  • Where the mountain meets the street: Terayama Shuji

    Poet, playwright and avant-garde filmmaker maudit, Terayama Shuji was both infamous and ubiquitous in late 60s and 70s Japan. Tony Rayns recalls a legend.

    Tony Rayns
    Thursday 15 March 2012

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  • From the Magazine

    Light my fire: The Hour of the Furnaces

    As Sight & Sound counts down to the September issue’s once-a-decade poll to find the Greatest Film of All Time, French critic Nicole Brenez makes the case for one of the key revolutionary activist films of the 1960s, The Hour of the Furnaces.

    Nicole Brenez
    Thursday 8 March 2012

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