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  • Blitz flicks: Will Hay’s war effort

    His best-known comedies may have been behind him, but the era of the Blitz found Will Hay moving to Ealing Studios for a series of hilarious wartime features blending puns, pranks and propaganda.

    Vic Pratt
    Saturday 26 December 2015

    Features

  • Michel Piccoli: 10 essential films

    As Michel Piccoli turns 90, we pay tribute to one of the great French actors, who has worked everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and Luis Buñuel.

    Craig Williams
    Wednesday 23 December 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great films shot in 70mm

    With Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, resurrecting the joys of large-format celluloid, we revisit those milestones of 70mm movie-making whose pleasures just cry out for the big screen.

    Matthew Thrift
    Wednesday 23 December 2015

    Lists

  • Top 10 films on BFI Player+ in 2015

    This year we launched a new subscription service for film lovers – here are the most-watched titles of 2015.


    Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Lists

  • The LGBT film highlights of 2015

    It was the year of the strong lesbian, while trans characters also flourished.

    Alex Davidson
    Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Features

  • Josh Berger to take over as Chair of the BFI

    The President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain will be the new Chair of the BFI from February 2016 when current Chair Greg Dyke steps down.


    Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Announcements

  • Up front and on side: women footballing heroes on film

    Sport historian Jean Williams pieces together a history of the women’s game from BFI Player’s Football on Film collection.

    Jean Williams
    Monday 21 December 2015

    Features

  • Top 10 LGBT films on BFI Player in 2015

    A lesbian road movie, a romance featuring a blind boy and a tender portrait of a 39-year gay relationship all feature in our list.


    Monday 21 December 2015

    Lists

  • The ‘meet cute’: 10 inventive movie moments when lovers first meet

    Screenwriter Tess Morris – best known for recent British romcom Man Up –  celebrates the ‘meet cute’, those amusing scenes when a potentially romantic couple first encounter each other and sparks fly.

    Tess Morris
    Friday 18 December 2015

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  • The best British TV of 2015

    Our TV curators have been glued to their sets all year, making calls on which programmes to select for preservation in the BFI National Archive. This top 10 represents the cream of 2015’s crop.

    Steve Bryant, Gosta Johansson, Lisa Kerrigan, Kathleen Luckey, Pam Rostron
    Friday 18 December 2015

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