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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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  • Dispatches: Situation critical

    The pessimists are convinced the end is nigh for film criticism in the digital age – but perhaps criticism isn’t what they think it is, says Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Monday 24 February 2014

    Comment

  • Luis Buñuel quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the provocative surrealist director behind Un chien andalou (1929) and Belle de Jour (1967).

    Friday 21 February 2014

    Quotes

  • 10 great films about sex

    As Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac arrives in cinemas and on the BFI Player, we survey sex on film with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest classics.

    Samuel Wigley , Catherine McGahan , Josephine Botting , Michael Brooke , Alex Davidson , Jasper Sharp , Georgia Korossi
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Lists

  • Berlin 2014: a programmer’s picks

    A family drama filmed over 12 years and an understated debut about a Chechen boy living in Vienna catch Geoff Andrew’s eye at this year’s Berlinale.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Stranger by the Lake

    Lakeside cruising and what lies beneath: Ben Walters on a spellbinding erotic mystery from French writer-director Alain Guiraudie.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Bigger and even better: The Godfather Part II

    With towering performances from Pacino and De Niro, the second Godfather movie is a sequel without equal and a high-water mark of American cinema.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 20 February 2014

    Features

  • Preview: Glasgow Film Festival 2014

    The Grand Budapest Hotel and Under the Skin bookend the 10th GFF as its home venue, Scotland’s oldest arthouse cinema, celebrates its 75th birthday.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 20 February 2014

    Features

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg turns 50

    It’s 50 years since Jacques Demy’s all-sung musical romance premiered in Paris and made a star of Catherine Deneuve.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 19 February 2014

    Features

  • Complete Studio Ghibli feature season announced

    As Hayao Miyazaki presents his final film The Wind Rises, BFI Southbank launches a complete Studio Ghibli feature film retrospective from April-May 2014.

    Wednesday 19 February 2014

    Announcements

  • Programme announced for newly titled BFI Flare

    A new name, new platforms and the full programme is announced for our long-running London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

    Wednesday 19 February 2014

    Announcements

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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    BAFTAs 2014

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

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