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  • Beyond Clueless: a golden age of the American teen movie

    Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne talks about the passion for post-Clueless American teen movies that fuelled his new Kickstarter-funded documentary tribute.
    Wednesday 30 July 2014

  • Hitchcock on the Potemkin steps

    This month Hitchcock made a posthumous visit to Odessa – and Robin Baker, the BFI’s Head Curator, was lucky enough to travel with him.
    Tuesday 29 July 2014

  • The Lady from Shanghai: Welles at his most mischievous

    Orson Welles’ exhilarating film noir finds the actor-director mixing profundity with playfulness.
    Tuesday 22 July 2014

  • 10 great American film noirs

    With Orson Welles’s magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.
    Thursday 24 July 2014

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  • Oshima Nagisa, 1932-2013

    The director’s militant refusal to fit in was reflected in his films, which sought to shock his audiences into seeing themselves more clearly.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Celebrate #PacinoDay on Twitter

    A day to celebrate one of the greatest living screen actors. Join in with the discussion on Twitter and vote for your favourite Pacino performance.

    Friday 7 February 2014

    Features

  • Jesús ‘Jess’ Franco, 1930-2013

    An extraordinary 180-film career took the Spanish director from assisting Orson Welles to churning out horror and pornography, writes Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Elías Querejeta, 1934-2013

    The Basque producer helped transform an impoverished film industry in Spain, creating some of its most controversial movies, writes Tom Whittaker.

    Tom Whittaker
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Behind the scenes: Scarface

    Sample the mood on the set of one of the all-time great gangster movies, with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Brian De Palma.

    Friday 7 February 2014

    Features

  • Juan José Bigas Luna, 1946-2013

    The Spanish director pushed boundaries and helped launch the careers of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, writes Paul Julian Smith.

    Paul Julian Smith
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Chaplin’s little tramp born 100 years ago

    See the original draft of Charlie Chaplin’s recently rediscovered novella about Soho theatreland, as we celebrate the little tramp’s centenary.

    Bryony Dixon
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Features

  • Berlinale 2014 preview: Buzzing unknowns

    Day one, and “arresting indeterminacy” defines the prospects in the festival programme as much as it does Josephine Decker’s Butter on the Latch, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 6 February 2014

    Festivals

  • 10 great odd couple romance films

    Ahead of the Valentine’s Day release of Spike Jonze’s Her, we heart 10 of the best romantic movies in which opposites attract.

    Matthew Taylor
    Thursday 6 February 2014

    Lists

  • Launch of new film education charity Into Film

    New charity Into Film will enable watching, making and critical understanding of films for students at every school in the UK.

    Thursday 6 February 2014

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    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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