Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

UK-based film critic.

Editor of CineVue and penner of words on cinema for various publications including Sight & Sound, BFI, Dazed & The Skinny.

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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography review

Eight years after Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris again explores photographic memory with a more genial tribute to a photographer and friend.

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10 times great directors left long gaps between movies

Mind the gap: here are some of the finest filmmakers who kept us waiting years for their next feature.

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Follow the BFI London Film Festival live blog 2015 | BFI

Some notes for the London Film Festival BFI Live Blog on: James White, The Corpse of Anna Fritz, Wave vs Shore, Embrace of the Serpent, Son of Saul.

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Five wonderful effects in Man with a Movie Camera...

"...Imagine the tension of the bucket teetering over the protagonist’s head in Carrie (1976), or Neo’s first jaw-dropping foray into bullet-time in The Matrix (1999). Such effects can be traced back via Dziga Vertov..."