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  • Top ten nonfiction lessons – for those who take the time…

    Instead of voting in our Documentary Poll, the Austrian Film Museum’s director Alexander Horwath sent us this proposal for a screening programme…

    Alexander Horwath
    Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • British films at Venice 2014

    A cluster of unique new films from emerging talents heads up the UK selection at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Features

  • Six film teenagers we wanted to be

    Teens on screen hold up a mirror to ourselves – they’re the cool/witty/rebellious/good-looking kids we want(ed) to be. We asked six young bloggers to tell us which movie teenager they most relate to.

    Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Features

  • Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

    The great British actor, Oscar-winning director and former BFI Chairman, Richard Attenborough, has died aged 90.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 24 August 2014

    Features

  • A-list meets arthouse: when megastar actors work for auteurs

    She’s an Oscar winner and fashion icon, but Marion Cotillard’s new film finds her in the urgent, unvarnished world of master filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. As Two Days, One Night comes out on the BFI Player, we look at 10 other times when A-list stars went arthouse.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • On location with Werner Herzog

    Rare images of Werner Herzog in production on some of his greatest films, courtesy of the Werner Herzog Collection held by Deutsche Kinemathek.

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Herzog’s ark

    From the beasts of the jungle to the rats, cats and bats of Nosferatu, the films of Werner Herzog are full of the wonders of the animal kingdom. With our 18-film Herzog collection now available on Blu-ray/DVD, here’s our guide to the legendary director’s movie menagerie.

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer picks his favourite Werner Herzog films

    Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Act of Killing was voted the best film of 2013 by Sight & Sound, tells us what inspires him about the work of his film’s executive producer: Werner Herzog.

    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • 10 great films about aliens visiting Earth

    They come in peace… or else to bring about the annihilation of the human race. With David Bowie’s turn as The Man Who Fell to Earth lighting up our Sci-Fi weekend, we count down 10 of the best movies about extraterrestrials coming to our planet.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 21 August 2014

    Lists

  • Film of the week: Two Days, One Night

    The Dardenne brothers and Marion Cotillard aim to thaw out wage-slave society, says Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Thursday 21 August 2014

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