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  • Video: Folk musicians discuss The Wicker Man

    Musicians Mike Lindsay (Tunng) and Stephen Cracknell (The Memory Band) discuss their reactions to seeing The Wicker Man for the first time.

    Monday 16 December 2013

    Video

  • Family lives: Discover Arab Cinema

    BFI Southbank’s year-long Discover Arab Cinema season continues with four acclaimed directorial debuts focusing on family life.

    Mona Deeley
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Blockage on the line: Snowpiercer vs Scissorhands

    Bong Joonho’s Snowpiercer was one of the most anticipated films of 2013. But while it has been a hit in France and Korea, English-speaking audiences won’t be able to see it for some time to come. This is more than just a case of the wrong kind of snow, reports Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Spike Lee: Oldboy, new man?

    Spike Lee’s remake of Old Boy might not have set the world on fire, but his lively engagement with digital media points to a bright future, says Ashley Clark

    Ashley Clark
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Film of the week: Fill the Void

    Jonathan Romney investigates Rama Burshtein’s urbane, intelligent, Jane Austen-inspired defence of Haredi arranged marriage – “altogether radical in its gentle, elegantly expressed otherness”.

    Jonathan Romney
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The Innocents and the power of suggestion

    ‘To show or not to show’ – why chilling 1961 haunted house classic The Innocents strikes the perfect balance between letting us see and letting us imagine.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Video: Ghostwatch panel discussion

    Michael Parkinson and the rest of the cast and crew discuss Ghostwatch (1992), the BBC’s controversial pseudo-documentary about a haunted house.
     

    Friday 13 December 2013

    Video

  • Stormy waves: the London Korean Film Festival 2013

    Some high-profile absences and attendant censorship worries were but the foam on a weltering sea of investigations of Korea. Anton Bitel reports on angry socio-political allegories, sex-assault dramas and more.

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Festivals

  • 10 great haunted house films

    Creaky floorboards, faces at the window, things that go bump in the night – with The Innocents back in cinemas, here are 10 more classic old dark house movies.

    Kevin Lyons
    Thursday 12 December 2013

    Lists

  • Earliest film of Christmas ghost story sees light

    Watch the BFI’s restoration of The Mistletoe Bough (1904), the oldest film version of a classic Christmas ghost story.

    Thursday 12 December 2013

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