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  • London 2014 roundup: ‘esperpento’ Iberian grotesque

    Absurdist, macabre family disorder seems to be the flavour of this year’s best Spanish-language comedies, finds Mar Diestro-Dópido.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Monday 3 November 2014

    Festivals

  • Portraits of the artists

    Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner takes its place within a wide canvas of films drawing on the lives and work of artists and sculptors that stretches back to the earliest days of cinema. By Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 31 October 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Citizenfour

    Portrait of the whistleblower: Laura Poitras’s ground-zero record of Edward Snowden’s revelations of national-security creep finds intensity in intimacy, says Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Friday 31 October 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • A letter to Dmitry Medvedev concerning Naum Kleiman

    An open letter to the Russian Prime Minister about Russian film heritage from Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton and Thierry Fremaux.

    Mark Cousins , Tilda Swinton , Thierry Frémaux
    Friday 31 October 2014

    Comment

  • Birth of the Method: the revolution in American acting

    Foster Hirsch on the history of the revolution in American acting, plus James Bell’s selection of 12 ‘Method’ classics.

    Foster Hirsch , James Bell
    Friday 31 October 2014

    Deep Focus

  • Terror with both feet on Earth: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Keep your intergalactic space adventures, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the greatest science fiction films because its suspense is grounded in reality – and the fear of human beings losing everything that makes us individual. 

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 30 October 2014

    Features

  • 10 great American sci-fi films of the 1950s

    In the 1950s, cold war paranoia and the fear of imminent destruction gave rise to an unparalleled wave of alien invasion movies and apocalyptic space adventures. As Invasion of the Body Snatchers returns to cinemas, we count down 10 of the best.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 30 October 2014

    Lists

  • The best 80s sci-fi film posters

    The colossal successes of Star Wars and E.T. led to a golden age of blockbuster sci-fi in the 1980s – and the films had iconic posters to match.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Features

  • Are these the 100 best horror soundtracks?

    The scores for Suspiria and Nosferatu the Vampyre lead a new list of the 100 best horror movie soundtracks, which brings some obscure gems to light.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Features

  • BFI celebrates Star Wars day

    Watch Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI back to back on the big screen, dress up as your favourite character and prepare for special guests.

    Tuesday 28 October 2014

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