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Graham Fuller

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Graham is a British writer and editor based in New York since 1986. He was the executive editor at Interview magazine (1990-2000) and the Sunday arts editor at the New York Daily News (2000-2005). He has written on film for the New York Times, New York Observer, all the British broadsheets, Sight and Sound, Film Comment and Rolling Stone.

Articles by Graham Fuller

theartsdesk Q&A: Actress Liz Fraser

One of the tacit jokes in John and Roy Boulting’s I’m All Right, Jack concerns the parentage of Liz Fraser’s Cynthia. How could the lugubrious communist shop steward Fred Kite (Peter Sellers) and his...

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DVD: The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

Walter Summers (1892-1973), formerly Lt. Summers of the East Surreys and a highly decorated veteran of the Western Front, had already directed the Great War reconstruction films Ypres (1925) and Mons...

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Into the Woods

Woods and forests were given a fresh impetus as a psychic terrain for the cinema by Lothlórien, Fangorn, and the other sylvan spaces so ethereally or threateningly rendered in The Lord of the Rings...

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DVD: Night Moves

Stories of outsiders set in the Oregon wilds, the recent independent films directed by Kelly Reichardt are quiet, unhurried, and sparing with incidents. Their minimalist lyricism and sympathy for...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

“At the end of all things,” to quote Frodo Baggins in the dim and distant future, there is purgative fire and resounding clangour in the final instalment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit triptych....

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Sci-Fi Week: 2001: A Space Odyssey

No Gravity or Interstellar has challenged the might and influence of 2001: A Space Odyssey: its re-release this week is one of the movie events of the year. Those who haven’t previously seen it – but...

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Diplomacy

More frequently and accessibly than his fellow veteran directors of the New German Cinema, Volker Schlöndorff has captured the pandemonium wrought by Nazism – in in his Palme d’Or-sharing masterpiece...

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CD: Pink Floyd - The Endless River

The Endless River, a contemplatively ambient opus comprising four pieces made up of 17 instrumental sections and a concluding song, is Pink Floyd’s second “last” album. Their first sign-off was 1982’...

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DVD: Animal Farm

John Halas and Joy Batchelor's Animal Farm, adapted from George Orwell's 1945 allegorical novel about the emergence of Stalinism, was Britain’s first animated feature film. Clearly influenced by Walt...

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Violette

Mesmerising in her sustained emotional rawness, Emmanuelle Devos is at her empathetic best in Violette, a psychological study of a woman damned by her loveless childhood and what she perceived as her...

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Down by Law

Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law is back in British cinemas 28 years after it joined Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It and Lizzie Borden's Working Girls in galvanising the embryonic American indie...

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M

The newly restored, 111-minute cut of M is being screened 35 times during BFI Southbank's current Peter Lorre retrospective. One only has to see and hear Fritz Lang's first sound film once, however,...

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Mood Indigo

The magically off-kilter Mood Indigo is based on Boris Vian's posthumously celebrated Surrealist novel L'écume des jours (1947), one translated title of which is "Froth on the Daydream" and another "...

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DVD: Independencia

Raya Martin's Independencia (2009) begins during the brutal Philippine-American War of 1899-1902, the prelude to four decades of US occupation. When distant gunfire interrupts a joyful Filipino...

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Norte, the End of History

In the opening scene of Lav Diaz’s Norte, the End of History, the cash-strapped Fabian (Sid Lucero), a law school’s star student until he dropped out, sits in a trendy café pontificating to his...

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DVD: Exhibition

With Unrelated (2007) and Archipelago (2010), the filmmaker Joanna Hogg staked out unfashionable territory: the anxieties and frustrations that stem from communication failures and deep-seated...

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Classical CDs Weekly: Jürg Frey, Janáček, Trio Mediaeval

Minimalist piano music, rousing Czech fanfares and a vocal journey from Ice...

Kraftwerk: Pop Art, BBC Four

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theartsdesk on Vinyl: Volume 2

The best of the month's records