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  • BFI London Film Festival announces 2015 dates and opens for film submissions

    The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® will run from 7-18 October 2015.


    Monday 9 February 2015

    Announcements

  • James Franco in I Am Michael to open BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival

    Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, will be the opening night film of this year’s BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.


    Monday 9 February 2015

    Announcements

  • BAFTAs 2015: the winners in full

    Boyhood bags best film and best director, with The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash also all picking up multiple awards.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 8 February 2015

    Features

  • ♫ Hear the song that links Groucho to Kermit to Breaking Bad...

    It has turned up in Breaking Bad, M*A*S*H and The Muppet Show. Earlier it was in The Philadelphia Story and a Marx Brothers classic. Read the intriguing story behind the song now covered exclusively for the BFI by best-selling indie-folkers Stornoway.

    Jon Spira
    Friday 6 February 2015

    Features

  • The 10 best John Williams soundtracks

    We count down the finest musical moments of the great film composer John Williams, winner of five Oscars out of an extraordinary 49 nominations.

    Patrick Fahy
    Friday 6 February 2015

    Lists

  • Eric Rohmer: original film posters

    Vivid French posters for a selection of Eric Rohmer’s wonderful comedies of manners, morals and romance.


    Friday 6 February 2015

    Features

  • François Truffaut: 10 essential films

    The gentlest of the major directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut made some of the movement’s best-loved classics, from Jules et Jim to Day for Night.

    David Parkinson
    Friday 6 February 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great erotic British films

    Named after a rare butterfly, the extraordinary new film by Peter Strickland is also that lesser-spotted creature: a genuinely erotic British film. In the month that The Duke of Burgundy flutters into cinemas, we survey 10 more titillating titles from these shores.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 5 February 2015

    Lists

  • Katharine Hepburn: 10 essential films

    She blazed a trail for intelligent actresses in Hollywood, holds the record for most acting Oscars and stars in several of the world’s best comedies. Here are 10 of Katharine Hepburn’s finest appearances.

    Chris Fennell
    Wednesday 4 February 2015

    Lists

  • British films at Berlin 2015

    The world premiere of Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, Ian McKellen’s debut as Sherlock Holmes, and glorious Technicolor classics help make up the British selection at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 4 February 2015

    Features

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