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  • Hello Blu-ray: Goodbye to Language

    It’s Jean-Luc Godard’s first movie in 3D, and our critics’ second best of 2014, but his UK distributor has banished it almost straight to DVD. Is this how the Almighty has fallen, asks Nick Pinkerton?

    Nick Pinkerton
    Monday 15 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Toon of the month: Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day

    Chris Robinson on an animation to wipe the smile off your face.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 14 December 2014

    Bytes

  • Embracing Grace

    The critical condescension that met Oliver Dahan’s Grace of Monaco biopic shows tastemakers still struggling with ‘feminine’ cinema, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 12 December 2014

    Bradlands

  • From the Magazine

    Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Greed and goblins finally succumb to a coalition of the quasi-robotic good in Peter Jackson’s big-ticket paean to homespun virtues. Henry K. Miller remains nonplussed.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Manakamana

    Circling by a thread: ethnography and structuralism share 11 rides through the heavens in the latest revelation from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, writes Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: The Grandmaster

    Wong Kar Wai casts his romantic and cultural reveries through a kung fu scrim in this long-awaited distillation of the life of wing chun master Ip Man, writes Vadim Rizov.

    Vadim Rizov
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Pure phase: movies melt down

    With ‘live’ film shows now the rage, Charlie Lyne journeyed from Copenhagen’s incessantly deconstructionist CPH:DOX to a Frozen singalong to see cinema in a state of liquification.

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

  • Come back, South Africa: Africa in Motion 2014

    Three recent documentaries about the birth and growing pains of post-apartheid South Africa epitomised the reflective mood at this year’s Scottish showcase of African cinema. Harriet Warman reports.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

  • Too late blues: the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter 2014

    Anton Bitel clung on til dawn again, but the one great find, but the one great find (a world premiere, no less) came early…

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

  • Playing the mule

    From Sundance to Copenhagen, festivals and funders seem to have caught the scent of cinematic nonfiction. Time to plant feet on the ground, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Unfiction

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