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  • Preview: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

    New films from Martin Scorsese and Alex Gibney and the world premiere of a celebration of kissing on screen are among the roll call of documentary delights at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 6 June 2014

    Features

  • Television without pity: Dennis Potter’s TV criticism

    Not just Britain’s greatest TV writer, Dennis Potter also worked for years as a TV critic, earning the reputation of a hellfire preacher who was as passionate damning the witless as he was singing the praises of some surprising favourites.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Features

  • 10 great concert films

    With a new behind-the-scenes documentary of Pulp’s farewell gig raising the curtain on this year’s Sheffield/Doc Fest, we go backstage in the annals of film history to select 10 of the best concert movies.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Lists

  • Memories are made of this: 36 and Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy

    Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit portrays a digital generation who can’t recall this life, let alone past ones, finds Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Interviews

  • Die, Hybrid! Die!

    Marketeers, note: artful, exciting, shape-shifting documentaries may have a renewed energy – but the fact of them is as old as the movies, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Unfiction

  • BFI announces sci-fi spectacular at the British Museum

    Outdoor screenings of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Flash Gordon and The Day the Earth Caught Fire will offer the first glimpse of the BFI’s UK-wide autumn blockbuster Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

    Wednesday 4 June 2014

    Announcements

  • Video: Angela Lansbury discusses her life and work

    The actor talks about her life and seven-decade career, from her east London origins to Hollywood, Broadway and Murder She Wrote television stardom.

    Tuesday 3 June 2014

    Video

  • Nowhere woman: Blue Jasmine

    Woody Allen’s latest is profoundly sympathetic to a protagonist lost in a world of false fronts, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 3 June 2014

    Bradlands

  • 10 great kung fu films

    Ahead of our celebration of Chinese genre cinema at BFI Southbank, we gave one eager apprentice a task of deep reflection: to whittle down a 10-strong list of killer kung fu movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Tuesday 3 June 2014

    Lists

  • Five iconic Chinese actresses

    From the Shanghai golden age to the modern era, Chinese cinema is notable for its succession of great actresses and strong female roles. Here are five of its most brilliant stars.

    John Berra
    Monday 2 June 2014

    Lists

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