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  • Film of the week: Enemy

    Two Jakes: Gyllenhaal goes Janus-faced in Denis Villeneuve’s spidery adaptation of José Saramago’s The Double.

    Jason Anderson
    Friday 2 January 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great films about making a fresh start

    With the start of a new year, and the rerelease of Eric Rohmer’s masterpiece The Green Ray in cinemas, here are 10 more classic films that offer possible inspiration for turning over a new leaf and starting over.

    Samuel Wigley , Pamela Hutchinson , David Parkinson , Jemma Desai , Kendra Bean , Thirza Wakefield , Jonny Davies , Ashley Clark , Matthew Taylor , Simran Hans
    Thursday 1 January 2015

    Lists

  • Holiday blues and the improvised magic of The Green Ray

    Starting to think about where you’ll go on your summer holiday? Spare a thought for the lonely heroine of Eric Rohmer’s sublime film The Green Ray, who spends an indecisive August flitting from one destination to another in search of contentment.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 26 December 2014

    Features

  • 10 great family films of the 21st century

    Charm, invention, a great story and a little magic are the perfect ingredients of the very best family films. If you’re searching for inspiration for seasonal viewing for kids of all ages, look no further than these 10 modern marvels.

    Justin Johnson
    Thursday 25 December 2014

    Lists

  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea – 60th anniversary

    These eye-popping lobby cards were created to promote Disney’s classic live-action version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was first released 60 years ago on 23 December 1954.

    Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Features

  • Why I love ... Morons from Outer Space

    This sci-fi satire with a silly title from the director of Get Carter and Flash Gordon is much more fun than its death at the box office suggests.

    Jon Spira
    Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Features

  • 10 popular free films on BFI Player in 2014

    A nail-biting football match and a trip to Saturn in 1911 were popular free films on BFI Player in 2014 – but what was the most watched of all?

    Monday 22 December 2014

    Lists

  • 100 years of Christmas on BFI Player

    Christmas has come early! Dive into a grotto of free archive Christmas films.

    Peter Hill
    Friday 19 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Attack the Block

    Mixing wit, social conscience and action thrills, Attack the Block is a bracingly original alien invasion film that keeps its feet firmly on the streets of ‘Broken Britain’ even as it warns us to watch the skies.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 19 December 2014

    Features

  • Top 10 rented films on BFI Player in 2014

    An alien, a nun and a nymphomaniac battled it out for the most popular film on BFI Player – but did any of them take the the top spot?

    Friday 19 December 2014

    Lists

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