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    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 ·

    Robert Weatherall has a problem or two with THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES.

    The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 ·

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

    The Homesman

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    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 ·

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

    Retrospective: When We Were Kings

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    Thursday, November 20, 2014 ·

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

    Witching and Bitching

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    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ·

    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.

    Mr Turner

  • dana

    Monday, November 17, 2014 ·

    What, who and why female Ghostbusters?

    Ghostbustresses

  • poss2

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 ·

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

    The Possibilities are Endless

  • graef2

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 ·

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

    Interview with Roger Graef

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Joy of Man’s Desiring

The factory of JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING is other worldly, its insights almost post-human, according to Ben Dalton.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Faut souffrir pour être belle

The tl;dr version of this Editor Blog is: we love you and we hope we’re helping you enjoy your voyage of discovery through the festival programme as much as we are.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monica Z

MONICA Z is good, but maybe an opportunity missed, according to Stephen Watson.

M features
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

M

The Fritz Lang classic, M, is obviously worth another watch, according to Sarah Lambert.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How I Came To Hate Maths

HOW I CAME TO HATE MATHS is worth showing to the kids, according to Sarah Dillon

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Giuseppe Tornatore: Every Film My First Film

GUISEPPE TORNATORE: EVERY FILM MY FIRST FILM is a portrait of the great man, but not necessarily one we all want, according to Mike Levy.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Home from Home

HOME FROM HOME is a monumental work, and a true successor to Edgar Reitz’s HEIMAT series, according to Mike O’Brien.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Overnighters

Jesse Moss’ documentary is a story about work, masculinity, faith and the difficulty of doing good, writes Jim Moore.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Seven Streets, Two Markets And A Wedding

SEVEN STREETS, TWO MARKETS AND A WEDDING exposes the very mechanics and building of London in great style, according to Ben Dalton,

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

War Story

Taut and well crafted, WAR STORY follows the recovery of a war photographer. Amanda Randall.