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Paper Moon

Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls paints a striking image of Peter Bogdanovitch as a man with more ambition than sense. Bogdanovitch started his career as an actor but struggled to get much further than working the so-c...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dreamcatcher

Kim Longinotto is one of Britain’s most under-appreciated documentarians. A graduate of the National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire, she began her career in 1976 with a documentary about her old school. In a care...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Silent Youth

By the time it acquired the power of speech, cinema was already a complex artistic form with the capacity to capture moods, build characters, and tell stories. Though 1927 may have been the year in which Alan Crosland’s The Jaz...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Decent One

At the end of World War II, advancing American forces came upon the home of Heinrich Himmler, one-time head of the SS and architect of the so-called ‘Final Solution’ that industrialised the systematic eradication of Europe’s Je...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Turning

Short film is one of the most under-appreciated artistic mediums around, which is a real shame as it can provide filmmakers with a space in which to experiment whilst remaining relatively free from the commercial and creative p...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Grandmaster

Born in the Chinese province of Guangdong in 1893, Ip Man has recently emerged as one of the most significant figures in Chinese popular culture. Aside from being a master of Wing Chun kung fu and the man who trained the immort...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Day of Anger

Tonino Valerii sprang from the great genre melting pot that was the Italian film industry in the 1960s. Always keen to be considered both a writer and a director, he began his career under an American-sounding nom de plume as w...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rollerball

Norman Jewison began his career as a film director with a series of light comedies that landed him a contract with Universal Studios. Worried that making back-to-back Doris Day vehicles might wind up tying him down to a particu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Jack Strong

‘Jack Strong’ was the codename of a senior Polish military officer who spent decades sharing Soviet plans with the CIA in the hope of averting a nuclear confrontation that would have turned Poland and much of central Europe int...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Effie Gray

Do a bit of reading about the disastrous marriage of Euphemia ‘Effie’ Gray to the prominent Victorian art critic John Ruskin and you will realise that it contained too much story for a single film. Ruskin was encouraged to take...