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  • Spike Lee: Oldboy, new man?

    Spike Lee’s remake of Old Boy might not have set the world on fire, but his lively engagement with digital media points to a bright future, says Ashley Clark

    Ashley Clark
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Film of the week: Fill the Void

    Jonathan Romney investigates Rama Burshtein’s urbane, intelligent, Jane Austen-inspired defence of Haredi arranged marriage – “altogether radical in its gentle, elegantly expressed otherness”.

    Jonathan Romney
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The Innocents and the power of suggestion

    ‘To show or not to show’ – why chilling 1961 haunted house classic The Innocents strikes the perfect balance between letting us see and letting us imagine.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Features

  • Video: Ghostwatch panel discussion

    Michael Parkinson and the rest of the cast and crew discuss Ghostwatch (1992), the BBC’s controversial pseudo-documentary about a haunted house.
     

    Friday 13 December 2013

    Video

  • Stormy waves: the London Korean Film Festival 2013

    Some high-profile absences and attendant censorship worries were but the foam on a weltering sea of investigations of Korea. Anton Bitel reports on angry socio-political allegories, sex-assault dramas and more.

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 13 December 2013

    Festivals

  • 10 great haunted house films

    Creaky floorboards, faces at the window, things that go bump in the night – with The Innocents back in cinemas, here are 10 more classic old dark house movies.

    Kevin Lyons
    Thursday 12 December 2013

    Lists

  • Earliest film of Christmas ghost story sees light

    Watch the BFI’s restoration of The Mistletoe Bough (1904), the oldest film version of a classic Christmas ghost story.

    Thursday 12 December 2013

    Announcements

  • The gothic glamour of The Innocents

    Dressed for distress – beautiful costume designs for Deborah Kerr in the haunted-house classic The Innocents.

    Claire Smith
    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    Features

  • BFI Player among 100 Best Things in the World

    GQ magazine names the BFI’s new video-on-demand service one of the 100 Best Things in the World Right Now.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 10 December 2013

    Features

  • 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

    Features

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