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THE Film

Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh Subscription

30 October 2014

Philip Kemp on a cinematic portrait of an artist that does justice to the man and his work

Cinema and food: a feast for the eyes Subscription

25 September 2014

Cinema is the perfect medium to examine the role and ritual of food in family, in love and in bringing people together. Davina Quinlivan feasts her eyes

Grand Piano, directed by Eugenio Mira Subscription

18 September 2014

An implausible and ludicrous piece of hokum that steals its best ideas succeeds because of its vices, says Duncan Wu

At Berkeley, directed by Frederick Wiseman Subscription

11 September 2014

Insight into life in an iconic institution in flux makes Martin McQuillan fear for the future of public universities in the US

Wakolda, directed by Lucía Puenzo Subscription

7 August 2014

Disquiet grows into horror as an infamous Nazi doctor takes an unhealthy interest in a young girl in Argentina, finds Philip Kemp

Joe, directed by David Gordon Green Subscription

24 July 2014

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan stand out in a compelling tale of torment and redemption, says Duncan Wu

Girls on film Subscription

3 July 2014

The Cinema of Childhood, a touring festival, spurs Davina Quinlivan to reflect on screen representations of bodies in flux

The Golden Dream, directed by Diego Quemada-Díez Subscription

26 June 2014

Warmth and compassion override the wretchedness in an authentic portrayal of illegal immigrants trying to enter the US, says Philip Kemp

Belle, directed by Amma Asante Subscription

12 June 2014

Catherine Clinton admires the story of a mixed-race girl with an aristocratic upbringing told against the background of the abolition of slavery

Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan Subscription

5 June 2014

A biopic fails to make sense or cinema of her princess life: Grace Kelly’s own films attest to her greatness as actor and star, says Lucy Bolton

The Two Faces of January, directed by Hossein Amini Subscription

15 May 2014

Mary Evans on a film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel that questions the limits placed on the imagination by ‘normal’ behaviour

Variety Acts and Turns of the Early 1930s Subscription

3 April 2014

Music hall constantly adapted to survive, yet the cultural form is often dismissed. Fern Riddell considers our collective memory

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive Subscription

20 February 2014

The vampire as cultured aesthete is the beatless heart of Jim Jarmusch’s peculiarly reassuring film, says Lucy Bolton

The ‘unpleasurable’ complexity of Lars von Trier Subscription

13 February 2014

Will the Danish director’s controversial new film Nymphomaniac live up to his masterpieces? Davina Quinlivan hopes so

Review: Dallas Buyers Club Subscription

6 February 2014

The tale of an unsaintly Aids sufferer’s rebellion sidesteps sentimentality and hints at hope, says Duncan Wu

Review: 12 Years a Slave Subscription

9 January 2014

Catherine Clinton reflects on history’s intolerable cruelties

Review: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s Subscription

5 December 2013

A hagiographic look at a US designer store is all style, no substance, Pamela Church Gibson argues

Review: The Counsellor Subscription

14 November 2013

Our complicity as onlookers sharpens Cormac McCarthy’s bleak morality tale, Duncan Wu finds

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film Subscription

31 October 2013

Davina Quinlivan considers the monster as a figure of loss and sadness as the BFI begins a season of ghoulish thrills

Review: The Selfish Giant Subscription

24 October 2013

Clio Barnard’s loose adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story sees children condemned to life on the scrapheap

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