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Eastern European Cinema: The Quiz

Eastern European Cinema: The Quiz

27th February

This month's quiz centres on cinema in Eastern Europe between the coming of talkies and the new waves of the post-Communist era. The questions cover films and film-makers from countrie...

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While We're Young: it's hipsters vs. grown-ups in Noah Baumbach's latest

While We're Young: it's hipsters vs. grown-ups in Noah Baumbach's latest

Mike McCahill on 1st April / comments

Indie writer-director Noah Baumbach follows up 2012’s Frances Ha with the tale of a middle-aged couple who become entangled with the lives of a pair of Manhattan hipsters. Their collision is funny up ...

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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Mike McCahill on 1st April

This Oscar-nominated adventure describes Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s attempt to prove how early civilisations related to the ocean by sailing from Peru to Polynesia on a raft. Prepare to be sw...

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Lou!

Lou!

Mike McCahill on 1st April

Adapted from a popular comic book, this French family flick finds a 12-and-a-half year old girl trying to rescue her mother from the pits of depression. Beneath the production design, there’s real hea...

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Paranoia

Paranoia

James Oliver on 31st March / comments

James Oliver dons his tinfoil hat and goes in search of paranoia in movies, and discovers it's quite the conspiracy...

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Something Must Break: a rocky rite-of-passage

Something Must Break: a rocky rite-of-passage

Mike McCahill on 31st March / comments

This much-acclaimed Swedish coming-of-age drama focuses on the budding relationship between a leather-jacketed bad boy and a young trans man. Their rocky rite-of-passage is sensitively observed by the...

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All About Eve

All About Eve

David Parkinson on 31st March / comments

The recent triumph of Birdman at the Oscars confirms that audiences love films about the world of actors and acting. But, as David Parkinson suggests, Irritu's dark comedy pales beside the finest film...

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Blind: a lingering look at loneliness

Blind: a lingering look at loneliness

Mike McCahill on 27th March / comments

This self-reflexive Norwegian drama centres on a lonely blind woman who starts making up stories in a bid to relieve herself of her solitude. It’s a knottily involving experience, writes Mike McCahill...

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Wild Tales: Film of the Week

Wild Tales: Film of the Week

Mark Reynolds on 27th March / comments

Six riotous tales of inequality, injustice and revenge explore the unrivalled pleasures and devastating pitfalls of unrestrained passion. Hold on to your seat and enjoy the ride, says Mark Reynolds.

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Pelo Malo

Pelo Malo

Mike McCahill on 27th March

Venezuelan writer-director Mariana Rondon won the Golden Shell at last year’s San Sebastian festival for this tale of a mother and child chafing against society’s gender roles.

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Chapter 2: The Devil You Know

Chapter 2: The Devil You Know

Barry Forshaw on 26th March / comments

Does Mary Whitehouse still guide the hand of today’s movie censors? Barry Forshaw continues his survey of titillation on the big screen.

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Dior and I: behind-the-scenes at a legendary fashion house

Dior and I: behind-the-scenes at a legendary fashion house

Mike McCahill on 26th March / comments

This fly-on-the-wall fashion documentary follows Raf Simons, the Belgian appointed in 2012 as Dior’s new creative director, as he sets about designing his first collection. It’s rather more than a puf...

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Paranoia

James Oliver on 31st March / comments

James Oliver dons his tinfoil hat and goes in search of paranoia in movies, and discovers it's quite the conspiracy...

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All About Eve

David Parkinson on 31st March / comments

The recent triumph of Birdman at the Oscars confirms that audiences love films about the world of actors and acting. But, as David Parkinson suggests, Irritu's dark comedy pales beside the finest film ever m...

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Chapter 2: The Devil You Know

Barry Forshaw on 26th March / comments

Does Mary Whitehouse still guide the hand of today’s movie censors? Barry Forshaw continues his survey of titillation on the big screen.

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Seaside

James Oliver on 25th March / comments

Grab your bucket and spade 'cos we're off the seaside!

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Thora Hird

James Oliver on 25th March / comments

For our latest look at legendary supporting actors, we examine the career of Dame Thora Hird: hymn singer, stairlift rider and says James Oliver one of the best actresses of her era.

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Trilogies

James Oliver on 19th March / comments

Trilogies are a familiar part of film-going especially at the multiplexes but there are not many where all three parts cut the mustard.

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