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  • Top 10 gay films on the BFI Player

    Lesbian angels, a Palme d’Or winner and a film that arrived ‘like a loud smack on a bare butt cheek’ all feature in our list.


    Friday 4 April 2014

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  • Birds Eye View 2014: seven female friendships on film

    To mark a rare screening of Girlfriends, a favourite of Stanley Kubrick and Lena Dunham, we look at seven other memorable female friendships on film.

    Jemma Desai
    Friday 4 April 2014

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  • The 10 best Alec Guinness performances

    Born on 2 April 1914, 100 years ago, Alec Guinness was one of British cinema’s most brilliant and versatile actors. To mark the centenary of his birth, we select his 10 most memorable performances.

    Patrick Fahy
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

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  • 10 great films about doubles

    With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema’s best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • Studio Ghibli: five essential films

    As the great Japanese animation studio nears its 30th anniversary and BFI Southbank mounts a full feature retrospective, we pick out five must-see titles from the fantastic Studio Ghibli.

    Jasper Sharp
    Wednesday 26 March 2014

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  • 10 great films set in the spring

    As we shrug off the winter and head into spring, here are 10 films to get you in the mood for the warmer weather.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 20 March 2014

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  • 10 great British gay films

    Ben Whishaw-starrer Lilting, the opening night gala film of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, is the latest in a rich history of British gay movies. Here are 10 of its most illustrious predecessors.

    Alex Davidson
    Monday 17 March 2014

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  • 10 great transgender films

    Find out what made it onto our list of 10 of the best movies about transgender people.

    Juliet Jacques
    Thursday 13 March 2014

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  • 10 great lesbian films

    In the run up to our annual BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival, we look back through film history at 10 of the greatest movies about lesbians.

    Selina Robertson
    Tuesday 11 March 2014

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  • International Women’s Day: 29 inspiring women in film

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, writers from across the BFI nominate great women both in front of and behind the camera whose work they admire.


    Saturday 8 March 2014

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