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  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 11 September 2014

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  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Italian cinema

    An Italian Breaking Bad is among programme advisor Adrian Wootton’s personal tips for the BFI London Film Festival, including a new film by an established director, an impressive debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.

    Adrian Wootton
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

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  • Shooting the message #18: Catsnake Film

    Operating out of Ealing Studios, video agency Catsnake Film has drummed up 4m views in a week with its latest commission: an online video about the ethics of the meat industry.

    Ros Cranston
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

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  • Pride and joy: gay activism and British film

    Pride, a heart-warming new film about gay activists who stand up for striking miners in 1984, launches in cinemas this weekend. But what queer activism had come before them, and how was it shown on film?

    Alex Davidson
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

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  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Eastern European cinema

    Programme advisors Peter Hames and Jonathan Romney give their personal recommendations, including ‘one of the great discoveries of 2014’.

    Peter Hames, Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 9 September 2014

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  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Indian and South Asian cinema

    Programme advisor Cary Rajinder Sawhney gives his personal choice of a striking new film from an established director, a brilliant debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.

    Cary Rajinder Sawhney
    Tuesday 9 September 2014

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  • Jim Jarmusch: five essential films

    As BFI Southbank mounts a major retrospective of the pioneering American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, we choose five of his very best films from a career now into its fourth decade.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 8 September 2014

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  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Spanish-language cinema

    If you speak Spanish, or love Spanish cinema, we’ve got you covered.

    Maria Delgado
    Monday 8 September 2014

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  • 10 great films set in Berlin

    With the return to cinemas of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking thriller M, about a manhunt for a serial killer on the streets of the German capital, we take a tour through 10 of the best Berlin movies.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Thursday 4 September 2014

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  • Fritz Lang’s M: the blueprint for the serial killer movie

    Long before Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs or Se7en, one far-ahead-of-its-time German film struck fear into viewers’ hearts with its tale of a child-killer at loose in the city. Now back in cinemas, Fritz Lang’s M still looks astonishingly modern.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 4 September 2014

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