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Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda

David Parkinson on 22nd May / comments

As the Cannes Film Festival presents Agnès Varda with an Honorary Palme d'or, Crash Course pays its own homage to the godmother of the nouvelle vague'.

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The New Girlfriend: Film of the Week

The New Girlfriend: Film of the Week

Mark Reynolds on 22nd May / comments

François Ozon’s eye-popping comedy-drama about cross-gender relations, love, grief and sexual identity is endlessly surprising and...

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MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

22nd April

Simply Media recently released Stanley Kramer's medical drama, Not As a Stranger (1955), which includes a little-seen dramatic role for Frank Sinatra. Consequently, this month...

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Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

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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Tomorrowland - A World Beyond: Style over substance

Tomorrowland - A World Beyond: Style over substance

Angie Errigo on 21st May / comments

A teenager, an audio-animatronic ‘child’ and, oh yes, George Clooney fight for the future in a very Disney Sci-Fi escapade inspired by their theme park attraction.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: A pulp vampire Western? What's not to love!

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: A pulp vampire Western? What's not to love!

Angie Errigo on 21st May / comments

David Lynch and Sergio Leone are just two of the affectionately referenced influences in a sweet, uniquely bonkers Black-and-White vampire romantic fantasy set in the bleakest of landscapes.

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Fairytales

Fairytales

James Oliver on 19th May / comments

With the charming Into The Woods freshly arrived on DVD, James Oliver rounds up ten other great filmed fairytales.

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The Supreme Price: a daughter tells her mother's remarkable story

The Supreme Price: a daughter tells her mother's remarkable story

Angie Errigo on 19th May / comments

Documentary maker Joanna Lipper weaves past and present in the story of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and the sacrifices of one family, through the eyes of a brave daughter.

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Spring: Love and gore before sunrise

Spring: Love and gore before sunrise

Mark Reynolds on 18th May / comments

If you admire Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, but prefer your romantic drama cut with zombie carnage, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s eerie chiller is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

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The Tribe: Film of the Week

The Tribe: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 15th May / comments

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s drama stunned Cannes last year with its wordless tale of deaf teenagers running wild against a brutal post-Soviet backdrop. It’ll completely change the way you look at - and ...

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A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year

Mike McCahill on 15th May

Thriller, starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and David Oyelowo. It was our Film of the Week when originally released in cinemas.

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Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

Mike McCahill on 15th May

A reclusive, eccentric millionaire persuades an Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler to join his personal team. This true story from the director of Capote and Moneyball stars Steve Carell, Channing Ta...

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Altman

Altman

Mike McCahill on 15th May

This fond portrait of maverick American director Robert Altman plots a chronological, smartly illustrated path through the hits and misses of a singular career.

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Cannes Film Festival Live!

Cannes Film Festival Live!

Anna Walker on 14th May / comments

Forget drizzly England, pretend you're soaking up the sunshine and sipping champagne with the upper echelons with this live stream of Cannes 2015.

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The Man Who Saved the World: Armageddon, ITV2-style

The Man Who Saved the World: Armageddon, ITV2-style

Mike McCahill on 14th May / comments

This Danish docudrama uses reality-TV tactics to tell the tale of a Soviet apparatchik who prevented nuclear Armageddon only to fall into personal and professional disrepair. It all seems weirdly fake...

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