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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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  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • The gothic glamour of The Innocents

    Dressed for distress – beautiful costume designs for Deborah Kerr in the haunted-house classic The Innocents.

    Claire Smith
    Wednesday 11 December 2013


  • BFI Player among 100 Best Things in the World

    GQ magazine names the BFI’s new video-on-demand service one of the 100 Best Things in the World Right Now.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 10 December 2013


  • Why I love... The Woman in Black

    Curator Lisa Kerrigan remembers a terrifying first encounter with the Woman in Black, in the 1989 TV version of Susan Hill’s famous ghost story.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Monday 9 December 2013


  • Video: Author Neil Gaiman on gothic

    Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman, Coraline and The Graveyard Book, discusses the origins of gothic in literature and his love of gothic cinema.

    Monday 9 December 2013


  • Shooting the message #12: Jacaranda

    A look at a corporate production company whose early relationship with The Body Shop ties it closely to the rise of ‘ethical capitalism’.

    Patrick Russell
    Monday 9 December 2013


  • The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

    Discover the year’s top home-cinema releases, from cult revivals to essential cinema box sets and restorations from the archive, as chosen by 22 international critics, curators and producers.

    Sight & Sound contributors
    Monday 9 December 2013

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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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