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  • How to get into... film noir master Robert Siodmak

    German-born director Robert Siodmak has more A-grade film noirs to his name than just about anyone else, but where to start with a career that spanned four decades and as many countries?

    David Parkinson
    Friday 27 March 2015

    Features

  • Dirk Bogarde: 10 essential films

    Two handfuls of the finest films featuring one of Britain’s greatest screen actors, from his early classics to his later career as a go-to star for arthouse directors.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 27 March 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great modern films shot in Academy ratio

    With his quixotic adventure film Jauja, set in 19th-century Patagonia and starring Viggo Mortensen, Lisandro Alonso is the latest filmmaker to ditch the conventional wide-screen format in order to resurrect the squarer ‘Academy’ ratio of earlier times. He’s in good company…

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 26 March 2015

    Lists

  • Five minutes with Wild Tales director Damián Szifrón

    Multiple-story portmanteau films rarely work, which is why the new black comedy anthology Wild Tales comes as such a delight. Demetrios Matheou bent the ear of the Argentine director, Damián Szifrón.

    Demetrios Matheou
    Wednesday 25 March 2015

    Interviews

  • Akira Kurosawa: 10 essential films

    Born 105 years ago, Akira Kurosawa redefined the action film with his samurai epics set in Japan’s medieval past. Here are 10 of his best films.

    Jasper Sharp
    Monday 23 March 2015

    Lists

  • Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

    The great comedian-director behind The Producers and Blazing Saddles has been awarded a BFI Fellowship, the highest honour that the BFI bestows.


    Friday 20 March 2015

    Announcements

  • Mel Brooks: five essential films

    As the brilliant actor, comedian, director and producer Mel Brooks is awarded a BFI Fellowship, we pick out the five best places to get to grips with Brooks’s career in film.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 20 March 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great trilogies

    As Roberto Rossellini’s groundbreaking War trilogy makes its UK debut on Blu-ray, we round up 10 more of film history’s very best trilogies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 19 March 2015

    Lists

  • Moviegraphic: The Ipcress File

    Everything you need to know about the classic spy film starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.


    Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Features

  • British Council makes BFI Flare LGBT films available in more than 70 countries

    Get ready for the world’s first digital, global, LGBT film festival.


    Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Announcements

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