kamera blog

kamera ventures into the world of the blog this week, with a brand new section of the site devoted entirely to cinematic comment – provided as always by kamera’s expert pool of writers. Editor Oliver Berry gives us the lowdown on the new kamera blog

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The 4th Commonwealth Film Festival

The 4th Commonwealth Film Festival

Though the Commonwealth has to all intents ceased to exist as a political entity, its spirit lives on in many ways in the constituent countries. Ben McCann reports on a film festival which brings together cinema from across the Commomwealth, now in its 4th year

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Inside Deep Throat

Inside Deep Throat

It’s one of the most notorious porn films in the history of cinema, but until now the story behind Deep Throat has stayed largely under the covers. Antonio Pasolini reviews a new documentary on the film, narrated by Dennis Hopper

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The Story Of Film

The Story Of Film

Mark Cousins’ Scene By Scene programmes explored filmmakers’ work by showing them clips from their movies. His new book uses a similar approach but uses a much broader canvas – the history of film itself. Review by Deryck Swan

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Mooladé

Mooladé

We don’t get to see many African films in our domestic cinemas, despite the fact that Africa has one of the most vibrant and experimental film scenes anywhere in the world. Antonio Pasolini reviews a recent film by the veteran African director Ousmane Sembene

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13 Conversations About One Thing

13 Conversations About One Thing

Strongly influenced by the patchwork, ensemble style of Altman’s Short Cuts, this new film explores the ways chance and consequence connect the lives of four seemingly unrelated central characters in Manhattan. Mark Sells is suitably impressed

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A Quick Chat With Tony Fingleton

A Quick Chat With Tony Fingleton

Tony Fingleton’s story is the classic underdog tale – a working class kid who grew up in 1950s Brisbane, and went on to become an Australian swimming champion and silver medallist at the 1962 Commonwealth Games. Oliver Berry caught up with as a new film based on his life hit British screens

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Paradise Grove

Paradise Grove

London’s Jewish community has played all kinds of peripheral roles in all manner of films, but until now there have been very few films that explore the reality of contemporary Jewish life in the capital. Review by Antonio Pasolini

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Millions

He might be best known for his tales of smack addicts, flesh-hungry zombies and self-destructive Scottish flatsharers, but Danny Boyle’s new film represents a surprising change in direction. Mark Sells enjoys his first film for kids

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Lukas Moodysson Box Set

Lukas Moodysson Box Set

If you were thinking all that Swedish cinema has to offer was Ingmar Bergman, think again. Lukas Moodysson has deservedly built a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting directors, which makes a 4-disc boxset of his work all the more timely. Review by Jamie Sherry

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