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  • Film of the week: The Grandmaster

    Wong Kar Wai casts his romantic and cultural reveries through a kung fu scrim in this long-awaited distillation of the life of wing chun master Ip Man, writes Vadim Rizov.

    Vadim Rizov
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The 10 best Disney films

    No two lists of the greatest Disney animated films could ever be the same: each generation grows up with a different era of movies and we all have our memories and preferences. How many of these 10 do you agree with?

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Lists

  • Too late blues: the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter 2014

    Anton Bitel clung on til dawn again, but the one great find, but the one great find (a world premiere, no less) came early…

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

  • Pure phase: movies melt down

    With ‘live’ film shows now the rage, Charlie Lyne journeyed from Copenhagen’s incessantly deconstructionist CPH:DOX to a Frozen singalong to see cinema in a state of liquification.

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

  • Playing the mule

    From Sundance to Copenhagen, festivals and funders seem to have caught the scent of cinematic nonfiction. Time to plant feet on the ground, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Unfiction

  • Stanley Kubrick seeks ‘mad computer expert’

    … but he doesn’t want a ‘stick-in-the-mud’ type.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

  • 10 great lesser-known time-travel films

    Trip back through history with our list of terrific time-travelling movies that deserve to be better known.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Lists

  • First ever British sci-fi feature film released

    Britain’s first ever sci-fi feature film, A Message from Mars, will be available to watch in full for the first time in over a century on BFI Player and BBC Arts Online.

    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Announcements

  • The letter from Stanley Kubrick that started 2001: A Space Odyssey

    In 1964, Stanley Kubrick wrote to author Arthur C. Clarke about the possibility of collaborating on ‘the proverbial “really good” science-fiction movie’.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 3 December 2014

    Features

  • The 10 best British TV aliens

    Our TV curators count down their top 10 aliens on British television, from the Time Lord himself to Monty Python’s tennis-playing blancmanges.

    Lisa Kerrigan , Jez Stewart , Steve Bryant , Pam Rostron , Kathleen Luckey , Steve Foxon , Gosta Johansson
    Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Lists

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