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  • 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

  • I turn my back on you: black movie poster art

    Isabel Stevens on black film posters that both succumbed to and defied racism.

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 February 2015

    The pictures

  • Drama of the week: The Duke of Burgundy

    Lesbian bondage and moth studies intertwine in Peter Strickland’s third movie, a phantasmagoric 70s Euro sex-horror pastiche about relationship dynamics and back pain, writes Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Documentary of the week: Maidan

    Sergei Loznitsa’s epic yet intimate canvas of Kiev’s 2013-14 Maidan protests brings out the multifariousness of our lives together, as well as the mess and the beauty of this particular crisis, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Berlin competition 2015: a programmer’s verdict

    BFI Southbank’s senior film programmer Geoff Andrew sifts through this year’s Berlin Film Festival competition titles and finds much for UK audiences to look forward to.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Features

  • 10 great films about Chinese people in the UK

    With the festivities under way for Chinese New Year, we tell the story of cinema’s changing depiction of Chinese Britain in these 10 essential films.

    Dylan Cave
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Lists

  • 50 weeks to learn film

    Not everything they teach at film school should be practical. How about a little Edmund Burke or nude figure drawing instead, proposes Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Comment

  • Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

    Blindfolds back on – Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation struggles to serve E.L. James’s Kindle-busting BDSM bestseller, says Jane Giles.

    Jane Giles
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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