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The Book of Sand

Today, everything in art is about size: binge-watched TV, enormous novels, three-hour superhero movies, massive public sculptures. For the antidote to all this, you can’t do better than turn to Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian author whose stories are incredibly short, yet each of his

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Joshua Oppenheimer: Early Work

For most filmgoers, Joshua Oppenheimer emerged fully-formed out of nowhere with his landmark 2012 documentary The Act of Killing. A horrifyingly intimate portrait of elderly death squad leaders in Indonesia, it fused fearless journalism with surreal, fantastical black comedy – a mix which earned the

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S12E15 – Googlewhacking

After opening with the most innuendo-ridden news section in all podcast-dom (thanks China), we decided to look at the past, present and future of technology – with tongue firmly in cheek of course. We also look at the technology we’ve seen in pop culture that

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Ivan’s Childhood

Film history tends to invite less counterfactual speculation than military or political history, but here’s one for you: what if Ivan’s Childhood, now reissued by Curzon Artificial Eye, had never been made? Because that really did come close to happening. During production, source author Vladimir

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A Month in the Country

The term ‘lost film’ is often aimed towards the early days of cinema. As movie lovers, the best we can do is just imagine what these silent classics would look like in our minds. However, film neglect isn’t the sole preserve of early cinema, it

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Cinema Eclectica 69 – Musical Special

We’ve talked about it for it a long time and now it’s here – our musical special – but true to classic Eclectica form this isn’t like other musical specials. After a brief discussion of “A Hologram for the King” we dedicate the whole show

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Our Little Sister

Hirokazu Koreeda emerged on British shores in 2013 with the dual release of I Wish and Like Father Like Son, before that he was known only to those adventurous few who delved deep into World Cinema. His work has inherited the humility of Ozu and