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  • The Princess Bride: the flop that became a classic of the VHS era

    It disappointed at the box office, but then a generation rented it from the local video shop. We watched it and watched it again. We rewound the best bits. We quoted it… What is it about The Princess Bride that remains so special?

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 26 August 2015


  • The best of FrightFest 2015

    From a primeval Steve Oram to Miike Takashi’s metacinematic kabuki adaptation and a docu-nightmare about sleep paralysis from the director of Room 237, this year’s horror fiesta is more stacked than ever. Anton Bitel previews nine of the best.

    Anton Bitel
    Wednesday 26 August 2015


  • Takahata Isao: four answers

    The Studio Ghibli co-founder on animation inspirations, working with Miyazaki and reasons for joy – by email to Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Wednesday 26 August 2015


  • The film books I love

    Ahead of a talk at BFI Reuben Library, programmer Geoff Andrew selects the books that helped shape his love of cinema.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 26 August 2015


  • Masters of space

    Max Ophuls’ Lola Montès reminds Brad Stevens how, in the classical studio era, control of mise en scène and camera movement connoted a power we may now struggle to comprehend.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 25 August 2015


  • 45 Years: ‘The UK has a blind spot for dramas about middle-class emotions’

    Director Andrew Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher discuss their collaboration on 45 Years, an award-winning new film about an estranged marriage starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.

    Joseph Walsh
    Tuesday 25 August 2015


  • Inside out: Orange Is the New Black

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews hails the big-tent riches of Jenji Kohan’s hit SVoD women’s-prison drama series.

    Charlotte Richardson Andrews
    Tuesday 25 August 2015


  • Richard Attenborough: 10 essential performances

    A year after his death, we remember some of the best films starring the irreplaceable Dickie Attenborough.

    Neil Mitchell
    Monday 24 August 2015


  • Modern love is rubbish: Antonioni’s L’eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’eclisse is one of the most disturbing films about life and relationships in the mid-20th century. But are we any less disconnected from each other now?

    David Sin
    Sunday 23 August 2015


  • Film of the week: The Wolfpack

    Six caged Mowglis raised by the movies manage to come good in this buoyant snapshot of postmodern quarantine, says Michael Atkinson.

    Michael Atkinson
    Friday 21 August 2015

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