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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab has been chief film critic for The Independent since 2013. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include ‘Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry’ (2018), ‘Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director’, ‘Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution’, ‘The Making of Taxi Driver’, ‘Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema’, ‘Screen Epiphanies’ and ‘J Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry’.
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Geoffrey Macnab How ‘Manhattan’ anticipated Woody Allen’s behaviour

On the 40th anniversary of its British release, the story of a middle-aged man dating a 17-year-old gives viewers a jolt, writes Geoffrey Macnab

Pain and Glory review: A soulful performance from Antonio Banderas

Pedro Almodovar’s film about a filmmaker looking back at his life is indulgent and self-absorbed – but he gets away with it 

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Geoffrey Macnab What happens when documentary-makers put themselves in the story

Inside Film: Nick Broomfield’s new documentary explores the relationship between Leonard Cohen and his lover and muse, but does the director’s own involvement disturb the narrative?

Toy Story 4 comes straight from the heart – review

Adults and kids alike will find the film’s mix of comedy and pathos hard to resist