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A still from Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. The Japanese director has announced that this is his final film. © 2013 Nibariki - GNDHDDTK

Miyazaki’s swan song conjures up a dying art

It is a strange and transitional time in the history of cinema. As the medium itself shifts irreversibly from celluloid to computation, the last generation of true film-makers is gradually, but inevitably…
Catherine Martin, winner of both best costume and production design. Paul Buck/AAP

Oscars 2014: another lesson in Hollywood power

Once again the Academy has spoken. The roughly 6,000 members of that exclusive industrial club have had their annual votes counted. More members thought 12 Years a Slave a better film than Gravity, and…