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  • Top 10 bestselling BFI DVDs of 2014

    Leopards, ghosts, samurai and giant lizards dominate the top spots in this year-end chart of our most popular DVDs and Blu-ray releases.

    Monday 15 December 2014

    Features

  • Hello Blu-ray: Goodbye to Language

    It’s Jean-Luc Godard’s first movie in 3D, and our critics’ second best of 2014, but his UK distributor has banished it almost straight to DVD. Is this how the Almighty has fallen, asks Nick Pinkerton?

    Nick Pinkerton
    Monday 15 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The LGBT film highlights of 2014

    It was a great year for gay men on the big screen, but lesbians and trans people may have to wait until 2015 for more exciting representation.

    Alex Davidson
    Monday 15 December 2014

    Features

  • Toon of the month: Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day

    Chris Robinson on an animation to wipe the smile off your face.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 14 December 2014

    Bytes

  • BFI Southbank announces Katharine Hepburn season

    All of Katharine Hepburn’s most famous films, including Bringing Up Baby and The African Queen, will be seen on the big screen next year as part of our season dedicated to the silver screen legend.

    Friday 12 December 2014

    Announcements

  • The best 60s sci-fi film posters

    Turn on, tune in, trip out with these classic poster designs for some of the great science fiction films of the swinging 60s.

    Friday 12 December 2014

    Features

  • Embracing Grace

    The critical condescension that met Oliver Dahan’s Grace of Monaco biopic shows tastemakers still struggling with ‘feminine’ cinema, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 12 December 2014

    Bradlands

  • Film of the week: Manakamana

    Circling by a thread: ethnography and structuralism share 11 rides through the heavens in the latest revelation from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, writes Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great Christmas films

    From an early archive treasure to some perennial modern favourites, these are 10 of the best Christmas movies for festive viewing.

    Samuel Wigley , Patrick Russell , Mary Wild , Josephine Botting , Sarah Currant , Alex Davidson , Lou Thomas , Kevin Lyons , Patrick Fahy
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Lists

  • Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Greed and goblins finally succumb to a coalition of the quasi-robotic good in Peter Jackson’s big-ticket paean to homespun virtues. Henry K. Miller remains nonplussed.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

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