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  • Lang may yer lum reek: Glasgow at the movies

    Emma Jackson reviews the Mitchell Library’s exhibition celebrating the city’s history of gallus film-going.

    Emma Jackson
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • BFI returns to China for GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai

    The BFI is returning to China to help drive film industry growth via a UK film industry delegation at the GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai.

    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Announcements

  • 10 great British musicals

    While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.

    John Oliver
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Lists

  • Films for film’s sake: Tromsø 2015

    James Bell reports on how the ‘Paris of the north’ flies the flag for cinema in the Arctic circle.

    James Bell
    Thursday 26 February 2015

    Festivals

  • Borderlines 2015: the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns

    World cinema’s greatest recent and upcoming hits fill the cinemas of Herefordshire and Shropshire as the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns to the Marches.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 25 February 2015

    Features

  • Inside your head: conceptual science fiction

    Low-budget, high-philosophy sci-fi forays – including the recent Ex Machina, Predestination and Coherence – remind us of the intrinsic visionary potential of imaginative narrative and editing, says Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Features

  • UK screen content generates over £6bn for UK economy

    An independent report finds that creative sector tax reliefs are playing a major part in stimulating business growth and a return of more than £6bn a year for the UK economy.

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Announcements

  • Catch Me Daddy: discovering a best British newcomer

    The street casting for the Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy turned up a real find in Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – she’d go on to win the BFI London Film Festival’s best British newcomer award. What first impressed debut filmmakers Daniel and Matthew Wolfe?

    Joseph Walsh
    Monday 23 February 2015

    Interviews

  • The great game: Adam Curtis’s Bitter Lake

    The extraordinary footage assembled in Adam Curtis’s powerful film about the tangled history of Afghanistan offers some welcome insights – but in his bid to counteract the lazy fables of good and evil beloved of some politicians, is the director in danger of oversimplification too? By Jason Burke.

    Jason Burke
    Monday 23 February 2015

    TV

  • Oscars 2015: the winners in full

    Birdman scoops best picture and best director, with The Grand Budapest Hotel matching its overall tally of four awards.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 23 February 2015

    Features

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