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  • Why ‘cool’ doesn’t do Jim Jarmusch justice

    With hipster indie classic Down by Law back in cinemas, it’s a moment to reflect on Jim Jarmusch’s 30-year reign as the king of cinematic cool. But what does that even mean?
    Friday 12 September 2014

  • Three talking points for Debate at the LFF

    The LFF’s Debate strand presents films that rush headfirst and unafraid into some of the stormiest issues of the day. This year, three themes emerge in the programme that are sure to help stoke the post-movie discussion.
    Friday 12 September 2014

  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.
    Thursday 11 September 2014

  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Italian cinema

    An Italian Breaking Bad is among programme advisor Adrian Wootton’s personal tips for the BFI London Film Festival, including a new film by an established director, an impressive debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

    Annual round-ups

  • Video: Kim Newman introduces Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    Writer and critic Kim Newman introduces Dr. Phibes Rises Again, which sees Vincent Price reprise his role as a fiendishly inventive murderer.

    Monday 9 December 2013

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  • 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

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  • British Independent Film Awards winners 2013

    Metro Manila is the biggest winner among an even spread at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 8 December 2013

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  • Film of the week: Nebraska

    Bruce Dern’s ravaged pensioner hits the plaintive wastes of modern America’s main streets in Alexander Payne’s latest, a spare, affecting road movie. By Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 6 December 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great British rural horror films

    Haunted landscapes, remote villages, pagan traditions – here are 10 UK horror movies that straddle the ley lines of our countryside’s ancient past.

    Peter Hutchings
    Friday 6 December 2013

    Lists

  • Why I love... Ghostwatch

    On a chilly Halloween night in 1992, Ghostwatch was first broadcast to an unsuspecting public…

    Simon McCallum
    Wednesday 4 December 2013

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  • Jean Kent (1921-2013)

    Like Margaret Lockwood and Phyllis Calvert, her co-stars in Gainsborough’s classic melodramas, the late Jean Kent was one of the great stars of the golden age of British cinema.

    Josephine Botting
    Tuesday 3 December 2013

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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    BAFTAs 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the British Academy Film Awards.

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