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  • The 10 best Peter Lorre performances

    From his astonishing debut as the child-killer in Fritz Lang’s M, Peter Lorre went on to become one of Hollywood’s best-recognised character actors. As a BFI Southbank season pays tribute, here’s a run down of his 10 greatest appearances.
    Tuesday 2 September 2014

  • Remembering Richard Attenborough

    A tribute to the life and career of the great actor and director Richard Attenborough, who was Chairman of the BFI from 1981 to 1992.
    Monday 1 September 2014

  • 10 great gay films from East and Southeast Asia

    As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.
    Friday 29 August 2014

  • BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening revealed as The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new restoration of a major British silent film, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, will be unveiled as the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening, presented in in partnership with American Express®.
    Thursday 21 August 2014

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  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 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

  • Why I love... Zulu

    It’s 50 years since the premiere of the classic historical adventure that launched the career of Michael Caine.

    John Oliver
    Monday 20 January 2014

    Features

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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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