With more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
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Wednesday 04 December 2013
Report shows 75 per cent of US silent films have been lost to neglect or decay
Sunday 22 September 2013
Régis Roinsard (111 mins)
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch below the trailers for Geoffrey Macnab's selection of new films showing this week:
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch the videos below for a selection of trailers for the latest releases:
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Although always in the shadow of the great Morecambe and Wise, Mike and Bernie Winters were British television's other popular comedy duo during the Golden Age of Television. Mike was straight man to the gormless twit played by Bernie, who wore a bowler hat, pulled a toothy grin, grabbed his elder brother's cheek and called him "choochy face". The pair's boisterous, unsubtle, knockabout humour and music-hall crosstalk kept them at the top for 15 years and the professional partnership ended only when brotherly acrimony resulted in their splitting up.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Forget last year's two live-action film versions of Snow White.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Carlos Acosta is a generous host. Classical Selection, a programme celebrating the ballet star’s 40th birthday, is much more substantial than most galas. Looking back over his own career, Acosta also makes the most of his colleagues from The Royal Ballet. It’s a lavish but surprisingly intimate evening, with superb dancing, live music and a friendly sense of scale.
Film review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: a paranoid loner – and every screen writer’s dream
Saturday 13 July 2013
The principal players in Alex Gibney’s dizzying new documentary can’t resist seeing their experiences in cinematic terms.
Thursday 11 July 2013
The surviving nine films join 10 items including the Domesday Book to represent the best of the UK's cultural heritage
Friday 05 July 2013
It would help if you read Daniil Kharms’ short story before you go to see The Old Woman which opened this year’s biennial Manchester International Festival. It would help. But not a lot.
Monday 27 May 2013
The Sussex company Park Bench Dance Theatre’s show opens with two barefoot, smartly dressed women shuffling on to a empty stage with a dining table. They disappear again and return with some chairs. A long and wordless tussle ensues in which identical dining chairs are shifted and swapped, shunted and dragged, and swapped and shifted again.
Cannes Film Festival 2013 review: All Is Lost starring Robert Redford is almost dialogue-free, but exceptionally compelling nevertheless
Wednesday 22 May 2013
JC Chandor's latest film sees 76-year-old Redford soaked, frozen bloodied and battered
Monday 25 March 2013
Comic Matt Lucas is to star in a silent comedy-style show for BBC1 - his first new character series without sidekick David Walliams.
Monday 24 December 2012
Farce – with its panic-propelled exits and entrances and its heavy dependence on doors – should not officially work in in-the-round theatres.
Friday 14 December 2012
When she's not directing adult theatre of extraordinary rigour and imaginative reach, Katie Mitchell does a smart line in children's Christmas shows.
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Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
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