The Elephant Man

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Joe De-Vine challenges the critics and scholars who have found fault with David Lynch’s portrayal of disability, and over-reliance on subjective accounts, in THE ELEPHANT MAN.


Prof. Vanessa Toulmin on “The Elephant Man”

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Professor Vanessa Toulmin introduced THE ELEPHANT MAN at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse recently, as part of the Darwin Correspondence Project’s ‘Darwin and Human Nature’ series.


Interview with Ben Wheatley & Steve Oram

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As SIGHTSEERS hits our screens Patrick Fowler speaks to director Ben Wheatley and writer/actor Steve Oram about holidays in caravans and spoilers in trailers.


Notes on African Cinema

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African film, and its filmmakers and producers, is inevitably much like the countries that fill the large continent: a vast array of personalities, humour, issues, injustices, histories that ultimately represent a variety of storytelling methods. It is one of the few film industries – along with perhaps, to a lesser extent, Asian cinema – where a number [...]


Aid & Abet: Dark Hours/Fixed Space

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Sarah McIntosh looks at the “filmic equivalent of antipasti”, the “eclectic range of tastes, senses and sensibilities” offered by Aid & Abet as part of DARK HOURS/FIXED SPACE programme of one-minute shorts.


Talking Kuchu – the fight for gay rights in Uganda

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If you take Western European views on homosexuality for granted, you should watch CALL ME KUCHU. David Perilli interviews creators Katy and Malika, and activist Naome Ruzindana.


Dead End

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Mihai Kolcsar has a Hallowe’en flashback to the fearsome forests of Transylvania, triggered by the underrated classic DEAD END, starring Ray Wise and Lin Shaye.


A Nightmare At The Museum

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Piers Houlin met the horror legend Robert Englund, who waxed lyrical on British period drama and James Corden’s contribution to Broadway humour.


Tommy

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Latest contribution to the Hallowe’en Specials: Keith Braithwaite’s top trouser-soiling moment from cinema history features in The Who’s bonkers, mawkish rock opera TOMMY.


Dumbo: The Children’s Horror Film

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DUMBO plays on themes that are universally fear-inducing for children: isolation, bullying and embarrassment, writes Joe De-Vine.


The Big Shave

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Martin Scorsese’s art school short offers more than gore – it’s a Pandora’s box of blackly comic political satire. Hannah Clarkson reviews.


TAKE ONE on Bond

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TAKE ONE writers pick the best and worst of the Bond films, in this Bond film special featuring films about Bond, James Bond.


Interview with William Fowler

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Anthony Davis spoke to BFI curator William Fowler, who presented a collection of films by the British artist and eccentric, Bruce Lacey, at the Cambridge Film Festival this year.


London Film Festival Preview

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The BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, Ed Frost takes a short look at what is in store until October 21st. Check in with TAKE ONE for reviews of films screening at the festival.


Focus On: Nicolas Winding Refn

Focus On: Nicolas Winding Refn

Ahead of the release of the English language version of PUSHER, Joe De-Vine takes a look at the career of the original’s director – Nicolas Winding Refn, a man “insistent on being heard as a distinct voice in cinema.”