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Classical virtues: Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo

Japanese director Shindo Kaneto, famed for ghost classic Onibaba, died on 29 May at the age of 100. To mark a BFI season, Alexander Jacoby pays tribute to the director and his long-term collaborator Yoshimura Kozaburo

The battle of Chicago:
The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Adapted by Sam Greenlee from his autobiographical fantasia about a token black CIA operative turned liberation leader, The Spook Who Sat by the Door might long have been recognised as one of the great African-American calls to arms – had it not been suppressed by the FBI, says David Somerset

#The mark of Kane
The greatest films of all time?

With S&S’s Greatest Film of All Time poll looming, David Thomson launches a series of occasional debates on the canon, here wondering whether Citizen Kane will – or should – retain its top spot

» Garlands and cobwebs: Vincente Minnelli’s ecstatic vision
» Blood and sand: Beau Travail The greatest films of all time?
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The films of 2011Radu Muntean: Three’s a crowd
Q&A report

As Tuesday, After Christmas comes to DVD, Carmen Gray talked to its Romanian director about its subtle probing of marriage and morality

#Tangerine dreams: Yto Barrada

Moroccan artist Yto Barrada tells Ian Francis about her double life running a renovated Tangier cinema

El Amor BrujoSaura’s flamenco flights Q&A report

Carlos Saura’s 1980s ‘flamenco trilogy’, now released in a set of bare-bones DVDs, constitutes some of the boldest dance films ever made. As Mar Diestro-Dópido reports, on a recent visit to London the director provided all the background you need

» Lech Majewski: still life with movement
» The great dictator: Simon Bright on Mugabe, mobs and moral defiance
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Last Updated: 08 Jun 2012