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  • Dirk Bogarde: 10 essential films

    Two handfuls of the finest films featuring one of Britain’s greatest screen actors, from his early classics to his later career as a go-to star for arthouse directors.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 27 March 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great modern films shot in Academy ratio

    With his quixotic adventure film Jauja, set in 19th-century Patagonia and starring Viggo Mortensen, Lisandro Alonso is the latest filmmaker to ditch the conventional wide-screen format in order to resurrect the squarer ‘Academy’ ratio of earlier times. He’s in good company…

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 26 March 2015

    Lists

  • Strife and the city: urban space and the essay film

    Jem Cohen’s Counting spurs the question: is the essay film the natural stalking ground for cinema’s lone crusaders? Michael Pattison considers.

    Michael Pattison
    Thursday 26 March 2015

    Features

  • Five minutes with Wild Tales director Damián Szifrón

    Multiple-story portmanteau films rarely work, which is why the new black comedy anthology Wild Tales comes as such a delight. Demetrios Matheou bent the ear of the Argentine director, Damián Szifrón.

    Demetrios Matheou
    Wednesday 25 March 2015

    Interviews

  • The Jinx: not my documentary renaissance

    Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling’s gotcha documentary series explores the porous boundary between bad art and bad journalism, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Monday 23 March 2015

    TV

  • Akira Kurosawa: 10 essential films

    Born 105 years ago, Akira Kurosawa redefined the action film with his samurai epics set in Japan’s medieval past. Here are 10 of his best films.

    Jasper Sharp
    Monday 23 March 2015

    Lists

  • Film of the week: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Anime veteran and Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao emerges with a delicate post-pastoral fairytale epic, a millennium in the making, writes Andrew Osmond.

    Andrew Osmond
    Friday 20 March 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The naked festival: True/False 2015 versus the rules

    As the festival’s advocacy of documentary unorthodoxy takes hold, must this audience-first jamboree learn to play the film business’s games, asks Charlie Lyne?

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 20 March 2015

    Festivals

  • Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

    The great comedian-director behind The Producers and Blazing Saddles has been awarded a BFI Fellowship, the highest honour that the BFI bestows.

    Friday 20 March 2015

    Announcements

  • Mel Brooks: five essential films

    As the brilliant actor, comedian, director and producer Mel Brooks is awarded a BFI Fellowship, we pick out the five best places to get to grips with Brooks’s career in film.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 20 March 2015

    Lists

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