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  • Hyena: ‘London is battered, beaten and confused’

    Liverpudlian actor Stephen Graham tells all about his latest film, Hyena, a brutal police thriller set amid a seamy Notting Hill underworld.

    Ann Lee
    Monday 2 March 2015

    Interviews

  • Leonard Nimoy has died, aged 83

    Nimoy is best known as Star Trek’s Mr Spock, but also directed two Star Trek films and the blockbuster comedy Three Men and a Baby.


    Friday 27 February 2015

    Features

  • Vera Chytilová for beginners

    Everything you need to know to dive into the dazzling films of one of the Czech New Wave’s most rebellious, irreverent and boundary-breaking talents.

    Carmen Gray
    Friday 27 February 2015

    Features

  • Late Liz: 10 forgotten Elizabeth Taylor films

    Weird and wonderful, but often box-office failures, the films Elizabeth Taylor made towards the end of her career aren’t much seen anymore, but plenty of discoveries lie in wait for the dedicated Taylor fan.

    Simon McCallum
    Friday 27 February 2015

    Lists

  • Seven essential films shot by Robbie Ryan

    The atmospheric, Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy is the latest film to showcase the evocative images of Irish-born Robbie Ryan, one of the finest cinematographers at work today.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 27 February 2015

    Lists

  • BFI returns to China for GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai

    The BFI is returning to China to help drive film industry growth via a UK film industry delegation at the GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai.


    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Announcements

  • 10 great British musicals

    While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.

    John Oliver
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Lists

  • Borderlines 2015: the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns

    World cinema’s greatest recent and upcoming hits fill the cinemas of Herefordshire and Shropshire as the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns to the Marches.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 25 February 2015

    Features

  • UK screen content generates over £6bn for UK economy

    An independent report finds that creative sector tax reliefs are playing a major part in stimulating business growth and a return of more than £6bn a year for the UK economy.


    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Announcements

  • Catch Me Daddy: discovering a best British newcomer

    The street casting for the Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy turned up a real find in Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – she’d go on to win the BFI London Film Festival’s best British newcomer award. What first impressed debut filmmakers Daniel and Matthew Wolfe?

    Joseph Walsh
    Monday 23 February 2015

    Interviews

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