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  • 10 great American film noirs

    With Orson Welles’s magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.
    Thursday 24 July 2014

  • BFI edition of silent classic Underground wins best Blu-ray at DVD awards

    The restored, high definition edition of Anthony Asquith’s 1928 classic of London life is named the year’s best Blu-ray by Italy’s esteemed Il Cinema Ritrovato festival.
    Friday 4 July 2014

  • 10 great films set in the swinging 60s

    It’s 50 years since the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night helped put a swing in the step of 60s British cinema, heralding London’s emergence as the epicentre of hip fashion, art and music. Here are 10 of the best swinging London films that followed in its wake.
    Thursday 3 July 2014

  • Behind the scenes with the Beatles and Richard Lester

    Rare images, many from the private archive of director Richard Lester, show the Fab Four playing around on the set of their swinging 60s pop film classics A Hard Day’s Night and Help!
    Thursday 3 July 2014

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  • Hitchcock and Chaplin celebrated as great Londoners on the London Eye

    Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin are among the 32 London-born luminaries championed on a celebratory journey on the London Eye.

    Bryony Dixon , Nathalie Morris
    Thursday 8 May 2014


  • Major BFI projects announced to mark First World War centenary

    The BFI launches a five-year programme of screenings, archive restorations and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 

    Tuesday 6 May 2014


  • Film of the week: Blue Ruin

    The wages of vengeance: Trevor Johnston hails an expertly turned, classically fashioned revenge thriller from second-time writer-director Jeremy Saulnier.

    Trevor Johnston
    Monday 5 May 2014

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  • Stunning cover design for new book on anime classic Akira

    We reveal the winning entry in a competition to design cover art for a BFI Film Classic on the anime masterpiece Akira, one of nine special editions being published to coincide with our upcoming Science Fiction blockbuster season.

    Lucinda Knight
    Thursday 1 May 2014


  • Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick’s first film of ‘genius’

    With Paths of Glory, a powerful account of injustice and corruption set in the trenches of the First World War, Stanley Kubrick stepped up his game to announce himself as a filmmaker of rare ambition and talent.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 1 May 2014


  • 10 great anime films

    With Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki bowing out with a final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, we name 10 classics from the fantastic and wildly popular world of anime.

    Jasper Sharp
    Thursday 1 May 2014


  • Audrey Hepburn quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the irreplaceable star of Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady.

    Thursday 1 May 2014


  • The day Bob Hoskins visited the BFI

    Somebody had compared Bob Hoskins to the great French actor Jean Gabin; Hoskins wanted to know what they were ‘on about’. Curator Nigel Algar shares an anecdote about welcoming the Mona Lisa star to the BFI to explain all.

    Nigel Algar
    Thursday 1 May 2014


  • Bridges in time: Istanbul 2014

    On the anniversary of the city’s Gezi Park protests, and the centenary of the first-ever Turkish film, old and new made strange bedfellows at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival, reports Kaya Genç.

    Kaya Genç
    Wednesday 30 April 2014


  • Bob Hoskins dies, aged 71

    The British star of The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit has died at the age of 71.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 30 April 2014


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