Film criticism

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The Guardian view on John Williams and movie music: a complex magic | Editorial
Editorial: The composer’s 90th birthday celebrations are a reminder of the underrated excellence and visceral power of film scores

Editorial

13, Feb, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster review – a rich survey
Exhaustive look at a remarkable career includes numerous starry interviews but loses some lustre with shonky production values

Leslie Felperin

26, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror review – casts a spell
Kier-La Janisse’s exhaustive doc is not just an education in the genre’s history but a lesson in how to make a film essay

Leslie Felperin

05, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The week in audio: Screenshot; Moving Pictures; The Unfiltered History Tour
Radio 4’s new film show is a winner; a close brush with Rubens works a treat; plus the compelling case for the return of museum artefacts a long way from home

Miranda Sawyer

11, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘Absolute beast’: critics go wild for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last Bond film
Despite a few dissenting voices bemoaning a bloated plot, film reviewers largely agree that this is the 007 blockbuster to tempt audiences back into cinemas

Guardian film

29, Sep, 2021 @10:56 AM

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The Story of Looking review – Mark Cousins’ rhapsody of the gaze
An eye operation sets the veteran cinephile out on a delicate and fascinating exploration of what it means to look at movies – and the world

Peter Bradshaw

16, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Arts shows star in new Radio 4 line-up after storm at axing of film programme
Mark Kermode will co-host show exploring ‘unexpected links and discoveries’ in screen history

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Story of Film: A New Generation review – invigorating study of 21st century cinema
Critic and film-maker Mark Cousins offers a new instalment in his monumental Story of Film series, examining what digital technology has brought to the table

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jul, 2021 @7:27 PM

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It’s not just racism and sexism. The Golden Globes have been sunk by sheer stupidity
The preposterous Hollywood Foreign Press Association gravy train might have chugged on for ever if its members had just swallowed their pride and done more for diversity

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2021 @3:20 PM

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80-year-old review wrecks Citizen Kane’s 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
The reviews aggregator site has recently added a demurring 1941 write-up that wishes the Orson Welles film ‘let a little sunshine in’

Andrew Pulver

28, Apr, 2021 @10:40 AM

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The Oscar contenders: how to watch them in the UK – and why it's so difficult
This year sees a democratic, diverse and lengthy list of titles. But distribution politics has left UK audiences to play catchup

Catherine Shoard

19, Mar, 2021 @12:59 PM

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‘It’s wild!’ Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell on making Oscars history
Promising Young Woman’s five nods include the first for a female British director. Its star and writer-director discuss telling women’s stories, tackling difficult subjects – and feeling shellshocked

Amy Fleming

19, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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