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  • In pictures: on location on Peter Hall’s rural time-collage Akenfield

    Filmed across nine months in the fields of Suffolk, Peter Hall’s beautiful 1974 film Akenfield has drawn comparisons to Tarkovsky’s Mirror for its poetic use of time and the countryside.

    Adam Scovell
    Friday 29 July 2016

    Features

  • Where to begin with Mario Bava

    Your next obsession: the horrifying, stylised worlds of Mario Bava.

    Martyn Conterio
    Friday 29 July 2016

    Features

  • 10 great films set in the 18th century

    Revolution, heaving corsets and pistols at dawn – the 1700s hold plenty of fascination for filmmakers looking to bring the past back to cinematic life.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 28 July 2016

    Lists

  • Where to begin with Pixar

    Your next obsession: the perfectedly created worlds of Pixar animation.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Features

  • Film of the week: Jason Bourne

    As Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is reunited with Paul Greengrass, Henry K. Miller assesses the latest instalment in the renegade spy saga and finds the espionage thriller struggling to adapt to the age of information overload.

    Henry K Miller
    Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The best British TV of 2016 so far

    The BFI’s TV curators round up their personal favourites from what’s already been a bumper year on the small screen.

    Steve Bryant , Gosta Johansson , Lisa Kerrigan , Kathleen Luckey , Pam Rostron
    Tuesday 26 July 2016

    Lists

  • Barry Lyndon, Euro-cynic

    Stanley Kubrick’s picaresque appraisal of a continent torn between its noble ideals and dissolute reality suddenly seems so not very 350 years ago, says Phil Hoad.

    Phil Hoad
    Sunday 24 July 2016

    Features

  • Toon of the month: Horse

    Chris Robinson on Shen Jie’s boggling, mesmerising horse play, another gem from China’s budding animation scene.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 24 July 2016

    Bytes

  • Bodies off: Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn’s under-the-skin flick

    The art of decomposition: Brad Stevens on why Bill Gunn’s vampire film drives a stake through classical film craft.

    Brad Stevens
    Saturday 23 July 2016

    Bradlands

  • Review: Star Trek Beyond

    As written by fanboy Simon Pegg and directed (a little too fast and furiously) by Justin Lin, this transitory episode of the intergalactic franchise breaks little new ground, but has plenty of strengths to play to, says Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 22 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

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