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  • Gallery: The departed, 2015

    A visual homage to some of the key figures in film who passed away in 2015, to accompany the roll-call in our March 2016 issue.

    Naiel Ibarrola , Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

    Obituaries

  • After the party: highlights from Rotterdam 2016

    A darkening holiday drama from the shores of Greece and a stirring new examination of ‘the new abduction of Europe’ from Catalan master Pere Portabella were two highlights at a festival attempting to reestablish its focus, reports Edward Lawrenson.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

    Festivals

  • From Tarkovsky to Leone: the influences for post-apocalypse film The Survivalist

    Nominated for this year’s BAFTA for outstanding debut, writer-director Stephen Fingleton unpicks some of the diverse cinematic inspirations that fed into his remarkable new sci-fi movie The Survivalist.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

    Features

  • The films that built Out of the Rubble

    A guide to the archive films that feature in Penny Woolcock’s new documentary Out of the Rubble, which premiered on Film4 and is available online on BFI Player.

    Ros Cranston , Mark Duguid , Steve Foxon , Lisa Kerrigan , Katy McGahan , Patrick Russell , Jez Stewart , Rebecca Vick , Sue Woods
    Monday 8 February 2016

    Features

  • Taxi Driver 40th anniversary: five films that influenced Scorsese’s masterpiece

    On 8 February 1976, a very special movie with a very disturbed protagonist pulled into American cinemas… Forty years later, we look at some of the filmic influences on Martin Scorsese’s brilliant psychodrama Taxi Driver.

    Neil Mitchell
    Monday 8 February 2016

    Features

  • Out of the Rubble: Penny Woolcock on the mistakes British cities keep making

    Director Penny Woolcock tells us about her new short film on housing, poverty and immigration in modern British cities, commissioned by the BFI as an artist’s response to our Britain on Film collection of digitised archive films.

    Monday 8 February 2016

    Interviews

  • Filming Revolution: crowd-documenting the Egyptian Revolution

    Who gets to tell the story – or stories – of a democratic struggle? Sophie Mayer explores Alisa Lebow’s bustling nonlinear ‘meta-documentary, encompassing the voices of 30 Egyptian filmmakers, artists and activists.

    Sophie Mayer
    Sunday 7 February 2016

    Bytes

  • Toon of the month: Old Man

    Chris Robinson on Leah Shore’s brave/risque animation, putting pictures to the words issuing from an elderly Charles Manson’s head.

    Chris Robinson
    Saturday 6 February 2016

    Bytes

  • Preston Sturges: 10 essential films

    Across both his early screenplays and the classic run of screwball comedies he later made as director, here are 10 of the best places to get that Preston Sturges feeling.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 5 February 2016

    Lists

  • Close encounters: the return of The X-Files

    For all the pleasures of The X-Files’ labyrinthine narrative, the key to the show’s success is Mulder and Scully’s relationship, argues Keith Uhlich.

    Keith Uhlich
    Friday 5 February 2016

    Features

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