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The Man in the White Suit

By Cleaver Patterson. Some films have an air of effortless style which others can only dream about. The Man in the White Suit (1951), directed by Alexander Mackendrick and produced by the revered Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios, is one such film. Starring company regulars Alec Guinness and Joan Greenwood, and lent a sinister chill […]

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Of This Time: Artfilm, Slovakia

By Robert Buckeye. Film festivals can be cruise-liner worlds with several thousand people removing themselves from the world for a period of time to see films, make connections and do business Nick Riddick writes, but not all cruise ships are alike nor do they go to the same places. Some may be no more than […]

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Coming Soon: Film International 60

Paradise is Here: The aesthetic world of Imad and Swel Noury Imad and Swel Noury are conduits of a sort of cinematic bricollage. They are young – at the time of writing, Imad is 29 and Swel is 33. Born in Casablanca to a well-known Moroccan father – television and film director, Hakim Noury, and […]

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Conference Invitation: SHERLOCK HOLMES, Past and Present

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth and the […]

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Just the Facts, Man: the Complicated Genesis of Television’s Dragnet

By Wheeler Winston Dixon. “All I want to do is make a million dollars.” (Jack Webb, 1953 [as qtd. in Hayde 2001: 59]) Jack Webb had a lot of help when he created the hit series Dragnet. The series marked a significant departure from existing models of “crime and punishment” police and detective shows, which […]

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Unpacking The Silver Goat: An Interview with Aaron Brookner

By Tom Ue. Aaron Brookner was born in Greenwich Village, New York City. He studied film at Vassar College, and began his filmmaking career by assisting in the production of Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity (2002). In 2004, he directed the short documentary The Black Cowboys, which was awarded […]

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A Few Notes on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

By Wheeler Winston Dixon. Having just viewed Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln, I am moved to write a few words about it before it fades from my memory, which will happen rather rapidly. I’ll leave whatever historical inaccuracies the film may contain for others to consider – perhaps my friend and colleague, Christopher Sharrett, will […]

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UK’s largest and most popular Spanish & Latin American Film Festival ¡Viva! returns to Cornerhouse 8 – 24 March 2013

Cornerhouse is pleased to announce ¡Viva!, its annual, internationally acclaimed Spanish & Latin American Film Festival. Celebrating the most outstanding contributions in new cinema from a wide range of countries, the 2013 Festival programme will showcase significant world premieres and previews alongside high calibre feature films, short films and documentaries. ¡Viva! will also welcome inspirational […]

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56th BFI London Film Festival | 10-21 October, 2012

By Deborah Allison. After nine years under the directorship of Sandra Hebron, the London Film Festival has seen some substantial changes in the company of its new director Clare Stewart. Without wishing to do disservice to Hebron’s tenure, I’m pleased to say that most have been positive. This year’s stripped-back festival ran for twelve days […]

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It Always Rains on Sunday

By Cleaver Patterson. British cinema was renowned for producing two types of film in the years following the end of World War II – polished and witty comedies and hard-bitten, realistic drama. The London based company Ealing Films were accomplished purveyors of both, with the dark humor of their sublime Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) […]

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