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  • 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

  • 10 great wuxia (swordplay) films

    Based in a centuries-old genre of Chinese literature, the wuxia martial arts movie takes place in a world of swords, sorcery, chivalry and romance. Here are 10 of its jaw-dropping milestones.
    Thursday 26 June 2014

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  • The film that inspired Studio Ghibli

    In an exclusive extract, Studio Ghibli master Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) tells us about the film that opened his eyes to the possibilities of animation: pioneering French classic The King and the Mockingbird.

    Isao Takahata
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Features

  • Pre-Code: Hollywood before the censors

    In a brief window between 1930 and 1934, Hollywood studios were able to portray America with previously unseen realism. Mike Mashon explores the campaign for moral oversight, while James Bell examines filmmakers’ depiction of taboo subjects from adultery and poverty to crime.

    Mike Mashon , James Bell
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Deep Focus

  • Child of the 90s: Anthony Chen on Ilo Ilo

    Winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Sutherland Award for Best First Feature, London-based filmmaker Anthony Chen tells us about recreating his own childhood in Singapore for the family drama Ilo Ilo.

    Chris Fennell
    Monday 28 April 2014

    Interviews

  • Review: Transcendence

    Johnny Depp takes over the internet in a rickety nightmare of the Now, says Michael Atkinson.

    Michael Atkinson
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Film of the week: Exhibition

    Joanna Hogg explores process, sick artists syndrome and the ghosts of modernism in a gleaming London live/work house. By Andrew Tracy.

    Andrew Tracy
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Shelter from the storm: the Orphan Film Symposium 2014

    This year’s convention of ‘archivists, artists and scholars’ dusted off curios including a Polish typewriter camera, a bonfire of valve radios, Josephine Baker in clogs and the eye-popping Gasparcolor system. Ian Francis reports.

    Ian Francis
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Festivals

  • Behind the scenes: Rebel without a Cause

    Nine rare shots of James Dean behind the wheel, lounging on set and wielding a knife during production of the all-time great teen film, Rebel without a Cause.

    Friday 25 April 2014

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  • Mitchell & Kenyon: the accidental anthropologists

    Travel back in time with our incredible Edwardian footage and uncover the origin of the two-fingered salute.

    Mark Duguid
    Friday 25 April 2014

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  • 10 great British films directed by women

    With Joanna Hogg’s third film, Exhibition, confirming her as among our best new directors, we look back at some of the finest films directed by women in the UK.

    Jemma Desai , Selina Robertson , Alex Davidson , Josephine Botting , Jez Stewart , Michael Brooke , Ros Cranston , Lisa Kerrigan , Catherine McGahan , Dylan Cave
    Thursday 24 April 2014

    Lists

  • Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank gets UK premiere at Sundance London

    The relationship between music and cinema is spotlighted in the programme of this year’s Sundance London, including the UK unveiling of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film starring Michael Fassbender as cult musician Frank Sidebottom.

    Thursday 24 April 2014

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the British Academy Film Awards.

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