Film

Chair: Anna Smith
Vice Chair: Rich Cline
Secretary: Karen Krizanovich

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News & Reviews

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – in concert

By Anna Smith I’ve become a bit of a regular at the Royal Albert Hall’s ‘in concert’ series: it’s a certainly an impressive place to watch classic movies with a live orchestral soundtrack. Back to the Future and Amadeus raised the roof, and Raiders of the Lost Ark was...

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Leave No Trace

A delayed follow-up to Winter's Bone gives Debra Granik a second triumphant drama By Mansel Stimpson It was Debra Granik's second feature, Winter's Bone of 2010, that brought stardom to Jennifer Lawrence, but that film also won enormous acclaim in its own right. Its...

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Between Tragedy and Broken Dreams

Mohammed Rouda discusses five recent films about the Syrian War It is natural that war in Syria, which has been raging for seven years, should provide film-makers with subjects to express their beliefs and views. The same goes for events since 2010 in other Arab...

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Under the Skin with a live score

Anna Smith revisits the award-winning sci-fi Under the Skin - this time with a live orchestra Mica Levi’s remarkable score for Under the Skin won Technical Achievement of the Year at our Film Awards in 2013, where director Jonathan Glazer was also nominated for his...

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Popcorn Double Feature

(or, Can You Smell His Sweat?): Mark E Smith, 1957-2018 by Neil Young Among the bylines I've accumulated in my career as a critic, the one of which I'll always be most proud is the issue of Slovenian film-journal KINO!, published in April 2008. On the cover of the...

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