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  • 10 great LGBT TV and online series

    As Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, the latest projects from Russell T. Davies, rake in the acclaim, we remember some of the best LGBT series of yesteryear.  
    Friday 23 January 2015

  • 10 great comedies of the 21st century

    As the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival rolls in to blow away the January blues once again, we decided it was time to take stock of some of the 21st century’s finest, funniest achievements in film comedy.
    Thursday 22 January 2015

  • Night Will Fall: the story of file number F3080

    In 1945, Allied forces filmed the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, but the shocking footage of what they found was subsequently shelved after the withdrawal of government support for the project. Nearly 70 years later, a new documentary tells the story of a vital memorial film that is finally seeing the light of day.
    Monday 15 September 2014

  • The day we teamed up with Wikipedia

    A marathon of Wikipedia editing at the BFI Reuben Library has enriched the online encyclopedia’s records relating to black and Asian British filmmaking.
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

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  • Age of innocence: childhood on film

    Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

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  • The 10 best Alec Guinness performances

    Born on 2 April 1914, 100 years ago, Alec Guinness was one of British cinema’s most brilliant and versatile actors. To mark the centenary of his birth, we select his 10 most memorable performances.

    Patrick Fahy
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

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  • The Sight & Sound interview: James Benning

    Legendary for the formal rigour and patience of his landscape films, and for his devotion to 16mm, the American filmmaker and teacher has lately embraced digital technology. He talks about manipulation, reality, liberty, and the pleasures of watching paint dry with Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Wednesday 2 April 2014

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  • Video: LGBT celebrities on their favourite gay films

    TV stars and LGBT activists reveal the gay films that most inspired them.

    Monday 31 March 2014

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  • The Eiffel Tower turns 125: the tower on film

    To celebrate the 125th birthday of Paris’s most famous landmark, we count down 15 memorable appearances of the Eiffel Tower on film.

    Monday 31 March 2014

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  • Shooting the message #15: ShootMedia

    A look at Walthamstow-based ShootMedia, whose video for ChildLine became the charity’s most successful issue-based film ever, resulting in a 1654% increase in traffic to their website.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 28 March 2014

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  • 10 great films about doubles

    With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema’s best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • Vera Chytilová, 1929-2014

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the “recalcitrant first lady of the Czech New Wave”.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Thursday 27 March 2014

    Obituaries

  • Film of the week: 20 Feet from Stardom

    Foregrounding the background singers: Morgan Neville’s Oscar-winning documentary feels good, sounds great, says Kate Stables.

    Kate Stables
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • Journeys into night: the police thrillers of Yoshitaro Nomura

    Alexander Jacoby on the investigations of post-war Japan by Shochiku’s career exponent of sleek, subtle genre cinema.

    Alexander Jacoby
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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