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Raoul Coutard, French New Wave cinematographer, dies at 92

Raoul Coutard, the French cinematographer who worked on many of the most important films of the New Wave movement, has died at the age of 92.<p>Raoul Coutard obituary<p>Read more<p>Among his credits were 17 Jean-Luc Godard films, including À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) and A Woman Is a Woman, and the …

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Toni Erdmann leads nominations at European film awards

The nominations for the European film awards have been revealed, with German film Toni Erdmann leading the way. It has five nominations, one in each of the five main categories.<p>Toni Erdmann review: long German comedy is slight, biting little miracle<p>Read more<p>Maren Ade’s film won the Golden Iris in …

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Don't underestimate the understudies

Everyone loves a “star is born” story; the classic 42nd Street scenario in which chorus girl Peggy Sawyer is told “you’re going out there a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star”. It actually happened to Catherine Zeta-Jones when she was an understudy in a 1984 revival of 42nd Street at …

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The Merchant of Venice review – a barometer for the anxieties of the times

So accustomed have we become to modern reinterpretations of Shakespeare – Julius Caesar set in a women’s prison, Macbeth as a chef, Hamlet as a hipster – that it feels like something of a novelty to see an old school production with the cast in doublets and lace in which, from the opening scene …

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