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  • Beyond Clueless: a golden age of the American teen movie

    Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne talks about the passion for post-Clueless American teen movies that fuelled his new Kickstarter-funded documentary tribute.
    Wednesday 30 July 2014

  • Hitchcock on the Potemkin steps

    This month Hitchcock made a posthumous visit to Odessa – and Robin Baker, the BFI’s Head Curator, was lucky enough to travel with him.
    Tuesday 29 July 2014

  • The Lady from Shanghai: Welles at his most mischievous

    Orson Welles’ exhilarating film noir finds the actor-director mixing profundity with playfulness.
    Tuesday 22 July 2014

  • 10 great American film noirs

    With Orson Welles’s magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.
    Thursday 24 July 2014

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  • 10 great film debuts by actors-turned-directors

    With Joseph Gordon-Levitt the latest actor to step behind the camera, we count down 10 films that have set the bar for actors’ directorial debuts.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 19 September 2013

    Lists

  • Adrift

    Dylan Cave on an ambitious meditation on exile in the Arctic circle.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 18 September 2013

    Bytes

  • Five to see at the LFF: queer cinema

    This year’s line-up boasts some of the most eagerly anticipated LGBT films in recent memory. Here’s a handful to get you started.

    Alex Davidson
    Wednesday 18 September 2013

    Features

  • Darkness on the edge: Chris Sullivan on Consuming Spirits

    Fourteen years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s singular animated feature lets loose the angels and devils of a blue-collar America at twilight. He talks hope and the abyss with Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Wednesday 18 September 2013

    Interviews

  • Video: Tom Hiddleston on Only Lovers Left Alive

    Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of two centuries-old vampires reuniting after a spell of time apart.

    Monday 16 September 2013

    Video

  • Film of the week: In a World…

    Lake Bell takes on voiceover acting’s glass ceiling in a fresh and savvy ensemble showbiz comedy, says Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Friday 13 September 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • BFI London Film Festival 2013: 
30 recommendations

    With vampires and folkies, stories from Mexico, the Philippines and Yorkshire, the BFI LFF 2013 is as multifarious as ever. Here are our favourite films so far.

    Sight & Sound Editors
    Friday 13 September 2013

    Festivals

  • 10 great French gangster films

    With the rerelease of Classe tous risques, we round up the usual suspects and a clutch of forgotten gems for 10 great Gallic gangster movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Lists

  • Venice 2013: come in, come out of the sun

    More waterlogged poise from Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang, castration fun from Kim Ki-Duk and winning portraits of directors Sam Fuller, James Benning and Richard Linklater stood out on a slow Lido, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Fantasia 2013: Montreal’s monster convocation

    From Vietnamese martial arts / sex melodrama / musicals to Richard Stanley’s forays around Cathar country, mumblegore entryists and the exploits of horror’s knight-errant Andrzej Zulawski, fantasy cinema once again consumed Canada’s second city this summer, reports Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

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    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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    Interviews, news and comment on the British Academy Film Awards.

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