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  • Cinema of saudade: Doclisboa’14

    Nick James finds Portugal’s trademark wistful melancholia on screen via Dutch master Johan van der Keuken, Marguerite Duras and the longtime head of the Portuguese Cinematheque.

    Nick James
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Festivals

  • Why I love ... The Brood

    Critics were revulsed by David Cronenberg’s early body-horror film The Brood, but it remains one of the director’s very best movies: frightening, resonant and a highly personal response to Cronenberg’s own private life.

    Josephine Botting
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Features

  • CPH:DOX 2014: history in the turning

    The Fall of the Wall was showcased at this year’s Danish celebration of documentary art; but the best of the fest raked over less fêted events, as well two forays in nonfiction performance. Carmen Grey reports.

    Carmen Gray
    Friday 21 November 2014

    Festivals

  • 10 great foreign-language films of the decade so far

    As we approach the decade’s halfway point and Cannes winner Winter Sleep is released in cinemas, it’s time to ask: what are some of the best foreign-language films of the 2010s?

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Lists

  • Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    The battle opens up some in this third quarter of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian martial saga – but its protagonist risks getting left behind, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Out of the Unknown: sci-fi and the 60s

    Cult series Out of the Unknown set a new standard for adult TV sci-fi, drawing on writers such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury to reflect the social concerns of the 1960s right back at the viewer.

    Mark Ward
    Thursday 20 November 2014

    Features

  • Out of the Unknown box set

    The classic anthology science fiction series from 1965 is one of the most daring, ambitious and inventive series ever created.

    Thursday 20 November 2014

    New releases

  • Ben Luxford appointed BFI’s Head of UK Audiences

    The new appointment is part of the BFI’s strategic plan to build audiences for film UK-wide.

    Wednesday 19 November 2014

    Announcements

  • Ask Me Anything with Keir Dullea from 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Get your questions ready for the star of one of the best sci-fi films ever made.

    Tuesday 18 November 2014

    Announcements

  • 1929 and the joys of the pressbook

    Radio 4’s Spin the Globe researchers visited us to find out about cinema in 1929. It’s amazing how much you can glean about the era from its pressbooks, created to help promote the latest releases.

    Bryony Dixon
    Tuesday 18 November 2014

    Features

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