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  • 1000s of unseen films about life in the UK revealed for the first time

    Our Britain on Film project makes 1000s of archive films available to watch on BFI Player, giving people across the UK free access to films and TV that represent the area where they live, grew up or went to school. The huge collection includes a new discovery of the world’s earliest home movies, from 1902.

    Tuesday 7 July 2015

    Announcements

  • Archives online: Chapel Hill, N.C. plays itself

    See 1939 black North Carolinians as they saw themselves! Thirza Wakefield probes the faces filmed by H. Lee Waters, the Mitchell and Kenyon of his time and place.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Tuesday 7 July 2015

    Bytes

  • New horizons: Edinburgh 2015

    A wrongfooting portrait of Bill Drummond’s post-KLF art life was the first of several likeable discoveries in what should have been the midweek lull of the Edinburgh Film Festival, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Monday 6 July 2015

    Festivals

  • Keeping our end up? Edinburgh 2015’s Best of British

    For all the Edinburgh Film Festival’s serial changes of leadership, this year’s native showcase yet again struggled to find enough titles above the humdrum. Is this as good as it gets, asks Tim Hayes?

    Tim Hayes
    Monday 6 July 2015

    Festivals

  • The magic of Orson Welles

    To mark the release of Chuck Workman’s documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, we look back at the most enigmatic elements of Welles’s magic.

    Georgia Korossi
    Friday 3 July 2015

    Features

  • John Waters season set for BFI Southbank

    This September and October the BFI celebrates 50 years of filth with a retrospective dedicated to the legendary director – including all of his features and a selection of some of his favourite British films.

    Friday 3 July 2015

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  • Review: Terminator Genisys

    And life shall have no dominion: this latest millenarian retread is a plastic self-pastiche that underscores the drudgery of post-modern spectacle, says Mark Fisher.

    Mark Fisher
    Friday 3 July 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The East End of the world as we know it?

    Anton Bitel previews ten disaster films at the 2015 East End Film Festival.

    Anton Bitel
    Thursday 2 July 2015

    Festivals

  • Film of the week: Amy

    By popular demand – Jane Giles on the tragedy of Amy Winehouse, in everyone’s words and pictures.

    Jane Giles
    Thursday 2 July 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great films set in Vienna

    To celebrate the big screen return of The Third Man, we revisit 10 other remarkable cinematic portraits of Vienna.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 2 July 2015

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