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  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 11 May 2016


  • Tales of a film editor: the making of Olivier’s Hamlet

    Read exclusive extracts from the memoirs of Helga Cranston, who arrived in wartime London as a Jewish refugee and found work as an editor for Laurence Olivier.

    Nathalie Morris
    Tuesday 10 May 2016


  • Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 10 May 2016


  • Video: A speck in the cosmos – the inner frontiers of Raoul Walsh’s Pursued

    Tag Gallagher offers a psychological reading of Raoul Walsh’s 1947 Robert Mitchum starrer Pursued, perhaps Hollywood’s first psychological western and certainly one of its weirdest.

    Tag Gallagher
    Monday 9 May 2016


  • Westward the women! Distaff furies of the psychological west

    There’s never been anything quite like Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, but many other post-war westerns of the era also found great post-frontier roles for women, writes Imogen Sara Smith.

    Imogen Sara Smith
    Monday 9 May 2016


  • The psychological western

    Born in the extrovert idealism of the frontier drama, the western was slow to adapt to the social malaise and anti-communist paranoia of the post-war period. Graham Fuller explains how it took its dark turn to incorporate contemporary socio-politics and psychology, with 12 case studies.

    Graham Fuller
    Monday 9 May 2016

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  • Preview: Cannes Film Festival 2016

    BFI Southbank’s programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew finds much to get excited about in the lineup for this year’s Cannes festival.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 9 May 2016


  • Film of the week: Evolution

    Mysteries of the deep: Lucile Hadzihalilovic essays bodily sea changes and natural horror in her coolly estranging fantasia of a coastal mothers-and-sons conclave, says Richard Combs.

    Richard Combs
    Saturday 7 May 2016

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  • 10 great British experimental feature films

    These are all excellent places to start exploring the visionary tradition of Britain’s boldest artist filmmakers.

    William Fowler , David Somerset , Stuart Heaney , Georgia Korossi , Amy Tobin , Adam Scovell
    Friday 6 May 2016


  • EVCOM Screen Awards 2016

    Dubbed the Oscars of specialist video, the EVCOM Screen Awards this year recognised more than a hundred projects commissioned across the corporate and charity sectors. 

    Patrick Russell
    Thursday 5 May 2016


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