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  • London 2015: Shorts, centre-stage

    How high are the sundry highlights nominated for the London Film Festival’s new Short Film Award? Alex Dudok de Wit took a look.

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Thursday 15 October 2015

    Festivals

  • 10 great British teen romance films

    Those heady, hormonal days of being young and in love have proved to be fertile territory for British cinema, with many classic films centring on the turbulent romances of adolescents from all walks of life. Here we present 10 of the best.

    Neil Mitchell
    Thursday 15 October 2015

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  • What makes a good casting director? Laura Rosenthal and the indefinable art

    After a London Film Festival audience with the woman who helps Todd Haynes, Kelly Reichardt and Paolo Sorrentino pick their actors, Thirza Wakefield reflects on the lack of critical discourse around this elusive profession.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Wednesday 14 October 2015

    Festivals

  • The big-top blowout – Guy Maddin at the IMAX, London 2015

    The mad magpie of Canadian cinema went down the rabbit hole at London’s biggest screen with The Forbidden Room, a pulsating extravaganza of mock movie reclamation. Virginie Selavy reports on our LFF Experimenta gala, and his ensuing LFF Connects talk.

    Virginie Sélavy
    Tuesday 13 October 2015

    Festivals

  • Toon of the month: Creation Myth

    Evolution goes into overdrive in Angela Stempel’s supersonic music video for Celestial Shore, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Monday 12 October 2015

    Bytes

  • Three of the best at Camden 2015

    Nick Pinkerton on three motley ethnographic missives – featuring rugby-playing Kiwi cowhands, roisterous Innuit YouTubers and public servants gone to seed in the Democratic Republic of Congo – at Maine’s festival safe harbour for cinematic documentaries.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Monday 12 October 2015

    Festivals

  • Review: The Walk

    Replaying Philippe Petit’s dazzling 1974 tightrope walk between Manhattan’s Twin Towers as drama, Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lay on the funambulism in spades, says Sam Davies.

    Sam Davies
    Saturday 10 October 2015

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  • Ask an Expert: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos

    Put your questions to the director and stars of The Lobster.

    Saturday 10 October 2015

    Announcements

  • Stars gather at the BFI LUMINOUS fundraising gala

    Over £430K raised so far to protect the UK’s film heritage.

    Friday 9 October 2015

    Announcements

  • 10 great films set in the Tudor period

    Wolf Hall and The Tudors don’t have the monopoly on bringing the era of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I back to life – like the newly restored Oscar-winner A Man for All Seasons, these 10 terrific Tudor films take you there.

    Mike Sutton
    Thursday 8 October 2015

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