• japan

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ·

    “It only happens in the movies”? There are certain things that only happen in Japanese movies, writes Noel Megahey at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

    Japanese Cinema and Encounters

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  • bm

    Monday, January 26, 2015 ·

    Relying on bawdy humour and a hip, anti-establishment attitude, MEATBALLS is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Tripper (Bill Murray in his first starring role).

    Meatballs

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  • wander1

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 ·

    The Bronx, 1963. Geographically close, but in reality we’re a long way from WEST SIDE STORY and its rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks…

    The Wanderers

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  • clueless

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 ·

    Jack Stocker reviews BEYOND CLUELESS, an experimental documentary which describes itself as “part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay”.

    Beyond Clueless

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  • porky's

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 ·

    PORKY’S virtually re-invented the teen-sex comedy genre, and it holds up remarkably well 35 years later, writes Wyndham Wise.

    Porky’s

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  • hammu

    Friday, January 9, 2015 ·

    Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014

    Font’s Othello

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015 ·

    Ana Lily Amirpour’s A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is a trope up-ended, with results at once gleeful and grisly, writes Ann Linden.

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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  • CL

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 ·

    Toby Miller speaks to Charlie Lyne, the Bertolt Brecht/David Attenborough of the teen movie genre, about his documentary BEYOND CLUELESS.

    Interview with Charlie Lyne

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Homesman

The harsh realities of THE HOMESMAN are made bearable by Hilary Swank’s gritty goodness, writes Nick Walker.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Retrospective: When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings stands head and shoulders above the rest in its depiction of the greatness of Muhammad Ali, according to Edd Elliott.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Witching and Bitching

Álex de la Iglesia returns to the mayhem and excess of his cinematic roots with WITCHING AND BITCHING.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mr Turner

The artistic highlights of Turner’s career writ large on the cinema screen in flesh and blood make this a cinematic delight, writes Mark Liversidge.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Ghostbustresses

What, who and why female Ghostbusters?

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Possibilities are Endless

This inspiring and heartwarming documentary charts the recovery of much-loved musician Edwyn Collins from a double stroke in 2005.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Interview with Roger Graef

We speak to Professor Roger Graef OBE about storytelling, creative freedom and the documentary he “literally fled” from.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Gone Too Far!

GONE TOO FAR! is a light-hearted comedy and a breath of fresh air for portrayals of London’s black communities, according to Stephen Watson.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Goddess

Hiu Chan reviews the remastered and digitalised silent classic, THE GODDESS, which premiered this year as part of the London BFI Film Festival.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Sleep

A former actor turned hotelier, Aydin casts himself as a Shakespearean figure in his own life story. Rebecca Naughten reviews WINTER SLEEP.