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  • Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick’s first film of ‘genius’

    With Paths of Glory, a powerful account of injustice and corruption set in the trenches of the First World War, Stanley Kubrick stepped up his game to announce himself as a filmmaker of rare ambition and talent.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • 10 great anime films

    With Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki bowing out with a final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, we name 10 classics from the fantastic and wildly popular world of anime.

    Jasper Sharp
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Lists

  • Audrey Hepburn quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the irreplaceable star of Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady.

    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Quotes

  • The day Bob Hoskins visited the BFI

    Somebody had compared Bob Hoskins to the great French actor Jean Gabin; Hoskins wanted to know what they were ‘on about’. Curator Nigel Algar shares an anecdote about welcoming the Mona Lisa star to the BFI to explain all.

    Nigel Algar
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • 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

  • Bridges in time: Istanbul 2014

    On the anniversary of the city’s Gezi Park protests, and the centenary of the first-ever Turkish film, old and new made strange bedfellows at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival, reports Kaya Genç.

    Kaya Genç
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Festivals

  • Bob Hoskins dies, aged 71

    The British star of The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit has died at the age of 71.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Features

  • Bob Hoskins: a career in pictures

    Visual highlights from the films and television of the late, great, British actor Bob Hoskins, star of The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Features

  • Walerian Borowczyk: five essential films

    As BFI Southbank mounts a major season of films by surrealist and provocateur Walerian Borowczyk, we pick out five must-see titles.

    Michael Brooke
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Lists

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