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  • Film of the week: Whiplash

    Calum Marsh on the rough and the smooth of Damien Chazelle’s frothy account of jazz-drumming boot camp.

    Calum Marsh
    Friday 16 January 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Walerian Borowczyk films now on BFI Player

    These erotic classics were on the best DVD/Blu-ray set of last year – but it’s already out of print. But fear not, as you can catch two of the best on BFI Player.

    Friday 16 January 2015

    Announcements

  • 10 great films about women in wartime

    Like the new adaptation of Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir Testament of Youth, these 10 film classics explore the contributions and experiences of women during wartime.

    Jemma Desai
    Thursday 15 January 2015

    Lists

  • Oscars 2015: the nominations in full

    With nine nominations each, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race after the announcement of the Academy Award nominations 2015.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 15 January 2015

    Features

  • Colour in Film: the 10 best film colour systems

    Do you know your Technicolor from your Kodachrome? The science of colour in film has brought us many innovative systems over the past 120 years – here’s an expert’s guide to 10 of the best.

    Uli Ruedel
    Wednesday 14 January 2015

    Lists

  • Soft

    Dylan Cave on Simon Ellis’s garlanded 2006 short, a moral brickbat from the wrong side of the leafy suburban street.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 14 January 2015

    Bytes

  • Eric Rohmer’s 10 favourite films

    Read the great French director’s letter to Sight & Sound in 1961 with his personal vote for the 10 best films of all time.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 13 January 2015

    Features

  • In pictures and tweets – BFI Presents: Testament of Youth

    Highlights from BFI Presents: Testament of Youth, our special nationwide preview screenings with simulcast Q&A of the new film of Vera Brittain’s beloved WWI memoir.

    Tuesday 13 January 2015

    Features

  • Francesco Rosi, 1922-2015

    Pasquale Iannone on the Neapolitan portraitist of the Italian South and master of the ‘cine-investigation’.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Monday 12 January 2015

    Obituaries

  • BAFTAs 2015: the nominations in full

    The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack for the 2015 BAFTAs with 11 nominations, with The Theory of Everything and Birdman each up for 10 categories.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 9 January 2015

    Features

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