On Cinema

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Christopher Silvester on films of faith and the canonisation of three children’s divine visions

Christopher Silvester on a documentary with a solely animalistic cast

Director Betrand Tavernier was able to admire both blacklisted directors and those who named names

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

Christopher Silvester explains how censorship has suppressed Nigerian films that have won international acclaim

Chloé Zhao is the first Asian woman likely to be nominated in the Best Director category for Nomadland, says Christopher Silvester

A new Netflix release has been trailed as a masterpiece, with myriad claims to Oscar recognition, says Christopher Silvester

Christopher Silvester on the essential, and undervalued, part editors play in film and documentary creation