Film

From Grave of the Fireflies to The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the visionary director grounded fantasy with emotional force

This year’s edition of the acclaimed documentary film festival showcased an impressive combination of social realism and artistic manipulation

Filmmakers RaMell Ross and Khalik Allah elide the reductive narrative wholeness usually demanded of documentaries about black subjects

This edition of AV Festival, held in Newcastle and Gateshead, asks: can socialist concerns and agendas be rehabilitated for today’s anxious times?

In the artists’ film strand, Margaret Salmon, Basma Alsharif and Martine Syms showed a strong emphasis on people, place and storytelling

From Better Things to Motherhood and SMILF: Michelle Orange charts the turn towards nuanced representations of women in

Ahead of the Oscars the director of the art world satire talks about making the real-life Square, the Swedish monarchy and male moral failure

Lynne Tillman on Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, a tightly wrought film about a tightly controlled man

The Barbadian filmmaker, recipient of this year’s Margaret Tait Award, is intent on disrupting institutional complacency

The mythic time of comic-book narrative represents a fatal challenge to the film’s transcendent politics

From the controversial winner of the Golden Bear to Morgan Fisher's homage to Bruce Conner – to possibly the bleakest film ever made

A series of ‘magical transformations’: Tacita Dean’s new work launches across three institutions in London