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  • Borderlines 2015: the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns

    World cinema’s greatest recent and upcoming hits fill the cinemas of Herefordshire and Shropshire as the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns to the Marches.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 25 February 2015

    Features

  • Inside your head: conceptual science fiction

    Low-budget, high-philosophy sci-fi forays – including the recent Ex Machina, Predestination and Coherence – remind us of the intrinsic visionary potential of imaginative narrative and editing, says Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Features

  • UK screen content generates over £6bn for UK economy

    An independent report finds that creative sector tax reliefs are playing a major part in stimulating business growth and a return of more than £6bn a year for the UK economy.

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Announcements

  • Catch Me Daddy: discovering a best British newcomer

    The street casting for the Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy turned up a real find in Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – she’d go on to win the BFI London Film Festival’s best British newcomer award. What first impressed debut filmmakers Daniel and Matthew Wolfe?

    Joseph Walsh
    Monday 23 February 2015

    Interviews

  • The great game: Adam Curtis’s Bitter Lake

    The extraordinary footage assembled in Adam Curtis’s powerful film about the tangled history of Afghanistan offers some welcome insights – but in his bid to counteract the lazy fables of good and evil beloved of some politicians, is the director in danger of oversimplification too? By Jason Burke.

    Jason Burke
    Monday 23 February 2015

    TV

  • Oscars 2015: the winners in full

    Birdman scoops best picture and best director, with The Grand Budapest Hotel matching its overall tally of four awards.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 23 February 2015

    Features

  • I turn my back on you: black movie poster art

    Isabel Stevens on black film posters that both succumbed to and defied racism.

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 February 2015

    The pictures

  • Documentary of the week: Maidan

    Sergei Loznitsa’s epic yet intimate canvas of Kiev’s 2013-14 Maidan protests brings out the multifariousness of our lives together, as well as the mess and the beauty of this particular crisis, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Drama of the week: The Duke of Burgundy

    Lesbian bondage and moth studies intertwine in Peter Strickland’s third movie, a phantasmagoric 70s Euro sex-horror pastiche about relationship dynamics and back pain, writes Kim Newman.

    Kim Newman
    Friday 20 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Berlin competition 2015: a programmer’s verdict

    BFI Southbank’s senior film programmer Geoff Andrew sifts through this year’s Berlin Film Festival competition titles and finds much for UK audiences to look forward to.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 19 February 2015

    Features

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