Paradise Trilogy – Ulrich Seidl

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According to that other arch-provocateur, Werner Herzog, the films of Ulrich Seidl provide audiences ‘ein Blick in die Hoelle’ – a glimpse into hell.


Volunteer View: Community Cinema

Volunteer View: Community Cinema | TakeOneCFF.com

Amanda Randall relates her experiences of running a community cinema, and why preserving the Arts Picturehouse this way could be impossible.


Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy | TakeOneCFF.com

Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders are trapped in a lifeless marriage in Roberto Rossellini’s pre-New Wave classic, writes Gavin Midgley – a film all about death.


Little Miss Sunshine

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‘Everyone just pretend to be normal’. These words, yelled by Richard Hoover as his family veers from one disaster to another, are the essence of this 2006 road movie.


Stalker

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In STALKER Tarkovsky takes the notion of the journey and examines it, stretches it, makes it at once real and ethereal; reduced to its abstract components of space and time.


Goin’ Down The Road

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Released in 1970, Don Shebib’s first feature was the most influential English-Canadian film of its generation, and is still an impressive piece of realist cinema, writes Wyndham Wise.


The World of Road Movies

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Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Do we? Anthony Davis introduces our latest run of themed features.


Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy

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If BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET are films about the beginnings of fire, BEFORE MIDNIGHT is about how to stoke a blaze, writes Ann Linden.


La Captive

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This month’s theme is lesbian Belgian directors. Chantal Akerman hates labels but fits the bill. We look back at her drowsy meditation on Proustian obsession, LA CAPTIVE.


Sex+drugs+nitrate film

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Murder, drug binges, espionage, prostitution… the early British film industry revelled in salacious behaviour fit to match any Hollywood gossip column, writes Amanda Randall.


British Silents 2013

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On the 20th April, British Silents and BFI presented an all day programme of London-related film at London’s Cinema Museum. Keith Braithwaite describes the experience.


‘Sometimes there’s a man…’: Film Noir and its variations

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“They make phone calls without saying hello or goodbye and in-between speak only in imperatives, replying in monosyllables.” Martin McGuigan looks at the wild world of Noir.


Happy Centenary, Phoenix Oxford!

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There aren’t many cinemas left in this country that are over 100 years old. Happy centenary to the pioneer of the Picturehouse group: the Phoenix in Oxford!


The Invisible Man

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When a scientist starts to experiment with a drug which makes him invisible, little does he know the trouble it will unleash. But the star turn in THE INVISIBLE MAN is hysterical landlady Una O’Connor, writes Eve Stebbing.


So you want to make documentaries?

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The documentary panel at Watersprite explained how the opportunities that documentary filmmaking offers can lead to a filmmaker changing the world.