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  • Josephine Decker: the films, books and people that influenced me

    As her first two features begin a special tour of the UK, New York indie filmmaker Josephine Decker explains some of the diverse inspirations that fed into her uniquely beautiful and unsettling work.

    Josephine Decker
    Monday 27 July 2015

    Features

  • Exclusive extract from Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives

    Read the introduction to a new book on Kubrick that traces his career from his early days as a photographer in New York to his famous work as a master filmmaker, incorporating behind-the-scenes shots and a wealth of other production materials from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London.

    Tatjana Ljujic , Peter Krämer , Richard Daniels
    Friday 24 July 2015

    Features

  • Sir Alan Parker donates working archive to BFI

    Scripts, diaries, posters and production materials from a 45-year career in film have been donated to the BFI by the multi-award-winning director of classics such as Bugsy Malone, Angel Heart and Mississippi Burning.

    Friday 24 July 2015

    Announcements

  • 1930s hidden-camera footage is first film used as evidence in UK courts

    A mysterious film can leads to a remarkable discovery in legal history.

    Katy McGahan
    Friday 24 July 2015

    Features

  • 10 great east London films

    Which of our capital’s compass points has played host to the best movies?

    This week, we’re looking east to round up a selection of the finest films set in London’s East End and beyond.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 23 July 2015

    Lists

  • Infographic: What makes a film noir?

    An infographic dedicated to the shadowy world of one of classic Hollywood’s most beloved subgenres.

    Wednesday 22 July 2015

    Features

  • Behind the scenes: Touch of Evil

    Rare images showing Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and her husband Tony Curtis relaxing between takes during the production of film noir classic Touch of Evil in Venice, California in 1957.

    Monday 20 July 2015

    Features

  • Adventures with UK audiences: taking two films by Josephine Decker on tour

    Described as ‘the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch’, two films by New York indie director Josephine Decker are coming over for a tour of the UK. With Decker herself on stage at Q&As across the country, it’s an innovative release strategy tailor-made to get new audiences excited about a bold young filmmaker.

    Simran Hans
    Monday 20 July 2015

    Features

  • Film of the week: The Wonders

    Alice Rohwacher’s second feature conjures a teenager’s delights and desires against the waning of a less than Arcadian way of life, says Violet Lucca.

    Violet Lucca
    Saturday 18 July 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Celluloid haven: Close Up Cinema

    In the second of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson sees and hears a valorous defence of celluloid film projection from Close Up Cinema’s Damien Sanville.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Friday 17 July 2015

    Video

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