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  • 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

  • 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

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis: classic folk songs on film

    With the Coen brothers’ latest transporting us back to the early 60s folk scene, we pick out some of the most memorable uses of folk on film.

    Jon Spira
    Friday 24 January 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Inside Llewyn Davis

    The Coens’ latest takes a left turn from their usual fables of heedless ambition to essay a listless 1960s folk singer, “boomeranging between bad memories and botched opportunities”, write J.M. Tyree and Ben Walters.

    J M Tyree , Ben Walters
    Friday 24 January 2014

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  • 10 great chase films

    From silent comedies to modern action blockbusters, cinema has always thrived on the thrill of pursuit. Catch your breath while we go after 10 essential chase movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 23 January 2014

    Lists

  • The General: the greatest comedy of all time?

    No comedy came higher in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll than Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic The General. But it wasn’t high enough…

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 23 January 2014

    Features

  • Celebrating Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove at 50

    As Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy Dr Strangelove turns 50, we share some production designs and behind-the-scenes shots from the making of a cold war masterpiece.

    Sarah Cox
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way

    When he struggles to bring discipline and rules to his documentaries’ anarchic found moments, Robert Greene turns to Mary Poppins for help.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Unfiction

  • Kay Mander (1915-2013)

    Once told that a woman director wouldn’t be able to control a male crew, the late Kay Mander became one of UK documentary’s most passionate voices.

    Sarah Easen
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • The Stuart Hall Project: John Akomfrah interview

    Award-winning documentary-maker John Akomfrah explains the importance of archive film to his emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

    Georgia Korossi
    Tuesday 21 January 2014

    Interviews

  • David Lynch quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the brains behind Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Muholland Dr.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Quotes

  • Federico Fellini quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the great Italian director behind La dolce vita and 8½.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Quotes

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

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

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