Posts by Matt Turner

Jane

By Matt Turner

This affectionate documentary chronicles the life and work of renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.

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Celebrating the centenary of Japanese animation at LEAFF

By Matt Turner

Rare works from Satoshi Kon and Osamu Tezuka were presented at this year’s festival.

The film collective exploring the intersection between feminism and horror

By Matt Turner

The Finals Girls showcases exciting female voices in genre cinema.

The Lure

By Matt Turner

This real-life Treasure of the Sierra Madre follows avid gold seekers on a strange literary adventure.

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Exploring Brazilian cinema’s experimental side at the 70th Locarno Film Festival

By Matt Turner

Good Manners and Once it Was Brasilia were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

Imagined Futures shorts at Shubbak film festival 2017

By Matt Turner

London’s annual celebration of Arab culture once again offers a window into an unseen world.

How cinema is challenging the narrative around the Syria crisis

By Matt Turner

At Sheffield Doc/Fest a trio of films reveal the horror and hope at the heart of the conflict.

Why Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust remains essential viewing

By Matt Turner

A key inspiration for Beyoncé’s Lemonade, this afrofuturist 1991 drama is a milestone in American cinema.

A staggering new film tells the story of faith in America

By Matt Turner

Deborah Stratman’s hour-long documentary The Illinois Parables explores the connection between religion and national identity.

Is this the weirdest series of films ever made?

By Matt Turner

Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle makes for a uniquely strange and self-indulgent viewing experience.

Blurred realities at CPH:DOX 2017

By Matt Turner

This year’s festival boasted ground-breaking cinematic experiments which offered reflections on our digital age.

What does it mean to live and work in the digital present?

By Matt Turner

Eduardo Williams’ intoxicating debut feature The Human Surge ponders just that.

Is experimental animation on the rise?

By Matt Turner

The recent Edge of Frame Weekender showcased bold contemporary visions and rarely seen masterpieces.

The lives of Korean women as seen through the eyes of female directors

By Matt Turner

This year’s LKFF offered a refreshing counterpoint to the masculine narratives that continue to dominate Korean cinema.

How cinema is rewriting the Middle East narrative

By Matt Turner

Filmmakers from across the region are challenging perceptions through intimate, personal storytelling.

How contemporary Arab cinema is challenging perceptions of the region

By Matt Turner

The third annual SAFAR festival in London once again boasts a programme full of surprises.

Meet the young female directors leading Mexico’s cinema revolution

By Matt Turner

Documentary filmmakers Betzabé García and Tatiana Huezo are giving a voice to victims of violent abuse.

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