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Sheila Johnston

Bio
Sheila worked on the launch of the Independent, where she was a writer-editor and film critic for 10 years. She has written on cinema for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, Sight and Sound, Guardian, Libération, Interview and New York Daily News, among other places.

Articles By Sheila Johnston

Bright Star

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Film Director Cristian Mungiu

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An Education

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Colin

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The Men Who Stare at Goats, London Film Festival

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Fantastic Mr Fox, London Film Festival

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Film: Goodbye Solo

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Film: Up

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Close Up: The Work of Film Director Agnès Varda

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Rage, BFI Southbank

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theartsdesk Q&A: Author-actor Michael Palin

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London's Robert Redford

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Army of Crime, Cambridge Film Festival

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Film: Birdwatchers

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Remembering Patrick Swayze

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Fish Tank

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