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  • The 10 best Peter Lorre performances

    From his astonishing debut as the child-killer in Fritz Lang’s M, Peter Lorre went on to become one of Hollywood’s best-recognised character actors. As a BFI Southbank season pays tribute, here’s a run down of his 10 greatest appearances.
    Tuesday 2 September 2014

  • Remembering Richard Attenborough

    A tribute to the life and career of the great actor and director Richard Attenborough, who was Chairman of the BFI from 1981 to 1992.
    Monday 1 September 2014

  • 10 great gay films from East and Southeast Asia

    As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.
    Friday 29 August 2014

  • BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening revealed as The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new restoration of a major British silent film, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, will be unveiled as the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening, presented in in partnership with American Express®.
    Thursday 21 August 2014

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  • Mark Cousins tells A Story of Children and Film

    As his inspiring look at childhood on film opens across the UK and on the BFI Player, filmmaker Mark Cousins tells us about the unknown classics of children’s cinema.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

    Interviews

  • Age of innocence: childhood on film

    Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

    Features

  • The 10 best Alec Guinness performances

    Born on 2 April 1914, 100 years ago, Alec Guinness was one of British cinema’s most brilliant and versatile actors. To mark the centenary of his birth, we select his 10 most memorable performances.

    Patrick Fahy
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

    Lists

  • The Sight & Sound interview: James Benning

    Legendary for the formal rigour and patience of his landscape films, and for his devotion to 16mm, the American filmmaker and teacher has lately embraced digital technology. He talks about manipulation, reality, liberty, and the pleasures of watching paint dry with Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

    Interviews

  • Video: LGBT celebrities on their favourite gay films

    TV stars and LGBT activists reveal the gay films that most inspired them.

    Monday 31 March 2014

    Video

  • The Eiffel Tower turns 125: the tower on film

    To celebrate the 125th birthday of Paris’s most famous landmark, we count down 15 memorable appearances of the Eiffel Tower on film.

    Monday 31 March 2014

    Features

  • Shooting the message #15: ShootMedia

    A look at Walthamstow-based ShootMedia, whose video for ChildLine became the charity’s most successful issue-based film ever, resulting in a 1654% increase in traffic to their website.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 28 March 2014

    Features

  • 10 great films about doubles

    With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema’s best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 27 March 2014

    Lists

  • Vera Chytilová, 1929-2014

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the “recalcitrant first lady of the Czech New Wave”.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Thursday 27 March 2014

    Obituaries

  • Film of the week: 20 Feet from Stardom

    Foregrounding the background singers: Morgan Neville’s Oscar-winning documentary feels good, sounds great, says Kate Stables.

    Kate Stables
    Thursday 27 March 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

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    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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

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