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  • From Tarkovsky to Leone: the influences for post-apocalypse film The Survivalist

    Nominated for this year’s BAFTA for outstanding debut, writer-director Stephen Fingleton unpicks some of the diverse cinematic inspirations that fed into his remarkable new sci-fi movie The Survivalist.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

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  • The films that built Out of the Rubble

    A guide to the archive films that feature in Penny Woolcock’s new documentary Out of the Rubble, which premiered on Film4 and is available online on BFI Player.

    Ros Cranston, Mark Duguid, Steve Foxon, Lisa Kerrigan, Katy McGahan, Patrick Russell, Jez Stewart, Rebecca Vick, Sue Woods
    Monday 8 February 2016

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  • Taxi Driver 40th anniversary: five films that influenced Scorsese’s masterpiece

    On 8 February 1976, a very special movie with a very disturbed protagonist pulled into American cinemas… Forty years later, we look at some of the filmic influences on Martin Scorsese’s brilliant psychodrama Taxi Driver.

    Neil Mitchell
    Monday 8 February 2016

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  • Where to begin with Carl Dreyer

    Your next obsession: the emotional masterpieces of Carl Theodor Dreyer.

    Alex Barrett
    Wednesday 3 February 2016

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  • Anthony Simmons (1922–2016)

    Curator Patrick Russell pays tribute to the late British director Anthony Simmons, best known for his features The Optimists of Nine Elms and Black Joy but with an equally rich background in documentary.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 29 January 2016

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  • Power in Our Hands and other films about the UK deaf community

    A ground-breaking new documentary uses archive film to tell the story of the deaf community’s fight for civil rights in the UK. 

    Ros Cranston, Katy McGahan
    Friday 29 January 2016

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  • Shooting the message #22: Buddy Films

    Riding the crest of a growing market for branded video content online, this Twickenham-based production company’s clients have included Google, Jaguar and the Football Association.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 27 January 2016

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  • Where to begin with neo-noir

    Your next obsession: the dark and dangerous world of modern noir.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

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  • Anna Karina: 2 or 3 things we now know about her

    The films Anna Karina made with Jean-Luc Godard in the 1960s represent one of cinema history’s greatest actor-director partnerships. Here’s what we learned from the recent on-stage appearances of a French film icon.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 22 January 2016

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  • British films at Sundance 2016

    A strangler on the streets of LA? Evil spirits on the loose in Iran? A new film from Asif Kapadia? The selection of brand new British movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is as varied as ever.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 21 January 2016

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