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From The Lost Continent

Youth, art and radical politics in the Olivier Assayas film After May

by Philip Matthews
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Watch The Seas

Gareth Edwards reboots Godzilla – the monster that’s all metaphor.

by Philip Matthews
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Heathers, At 25

Teen moviedom’s greatest black comedy, a quarter of a century later

by Gordon Campbell
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Out Of The Past

In films like A Separation and The Past, Asghar Farhadi has become Iran’s most celebrated cultural export. There’s a price.

by Gordon Campbell
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Lonely, In Love

Why Spike Jonze’s Her could be the most romantic film of the year.

by Philip Matthews
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In The Autumn of the Woodsman

Is Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s so-called “return to form” really as good as they say?

by Philip Matthews
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The Unbeatable Lightness of Gravity

Sandra Bullock and the space/light dimension…

by Gordon Campbell
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Gods and Monsters

Maybe Pacific Rim is the best film that Guillermo Del Toro could have made right now

by Philip Matthews
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Beyond The Pixie Dream Girl

Silver Linings Playbook, Liberal Arts and the universal love for Jennifer Lawrence

by Gordon Campbell
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Go To China

The best (and worst) films of 2012

by Philip Matthews
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Acting Under Orders

Does John Key know the conditions facing Kiwi workers within US film and TV productions here?

by Gordon Campbell
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Punishment Park

Five attractive teenagers, a remote cabin in the woods … What could possibly go wrong?

by Philip Matthews
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Dark Knight of the Soul

The Batman finale, plus Alyx Duncan and Dan Salmon

by Philip Matthews
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Milestone Movies: Out of the Past (1947) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

The past may be a far country, but we still live in it

by Gordon Campbell
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Old Blighty Goes Down For The Count

Patrick Keiller’s films about his faux intellectual, Robinson. Also : Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre

by Philip Matthews
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Hello Madness, My Old Friend

The films Mental Notes, A Dangerous Method and Spider tackle mental illness in very different ways

by Philip Matthews
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Webs of Maya

Underground film-maker Maya Deren still casts a spell

by Gordon Campbell
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What Would Katniss Do?

The Hunger Games heroine is a sign that women are adapting better to today’s economic realities….

by Gordon Campbell
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Pedro Does Vertigo

Pedro Almodovar’s fresh take on the Hitchcock classic about sex, obsession and second chances

by Philip Matthews
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Nature’s Boy

The films of Terrence Malick, from Badlands to Tree of Life

by Philip Matthews
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Life As A Death Sentence

The understated horror of Never Let Me Go

by Philip Matthews
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Touching the Void

In Melancholia Lars von Trier hives off serenely into the cosmos

by Philip Matthews
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Milestone Movies : Cave of Forgotten Dreams ( 2010)

This time, Werner Herzog’s process of turning obsession into art begins with art

by Brannavan Gnanalingham
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Why The Long Face ?

Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, and the controversy about slow cinema

by Philip Matthews
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Taxi Driver at 35

In the 1970s, New York (and Martin Scorsese) were a lot sleazier and scarier…

by Philip Matthews
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Milestone Movies : Nanook of the North (1922)

The birth of documentaries as real life fictions…

by Brannavan Gnanalingam
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Milestone Movies : The Silent House (2010)

Horror, in one 79 minute long take

by Brannavan Gnanalingham
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Milestone Movies : The Killer Inside Me (2010) and Coup de Torchon (1981)

Film violence against women, via the ‘dimestore’ novelist Jim Thompson

by Brannavan Gnanalingham
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Milestone Movies : Black Swan (2010)

In giving your life to art, the dying is the easy part

by Brannavan Gnanalingham
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Treasury Enters, Stage Right

Treasury, not trade unions, poses the biggest threat to film industry jobs

by Gordon Campbell