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  • Ebertfest: thumbs on hearts

    At Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, films, filmmakers and fans come together under the guiding hand of the World’s Most Famous Film Critic. Scott Jordan Harris joins the communion.

    Scott Jordan Harris
    Monday 14 May 2012


  • Legendary Everest film to be restored

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce plans for a definitive restoration of a legendary film of Everest exploration.

    Friday 11 May 2012


  • The mark of Kane

    With Sight & Sound’s once-in-a-decade Greatest Film of All Time poll looming in 2012, David Thomson launches a series of occasional debates on the canon, here wondering whether Citizen Kane will – or should – retain its top spot.

    David Thomson
    Thursday 10 May 2012

    The greatest films of all time essays

  • The best web video of 2011

    13 critics and curators on their favourite videos new online in 2011.

    Nick Bradshaw , Laura Allsop , Abigail Addison , Gary Thomas , Dylan Cave , Ben Cook , Mark Cosgrove , Christoph Huber , Olaf Möller , Ian Francis , Philip Ilson , Jessica Manstetten , Henry K Miller , Sophie Mayer , Brad Stevens
    Friday 4 May 2012

    Annual round-ups

  • Film of the month: Faust

    Alexander Sokurov’s retelling of the Faust legend finally arrives on these shores. But it’s not just the film’s hero who’s suffering from hubris, says Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 4 May 2012

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Infernal combustion: magic, machines, montage and The Robinson Institute

    Patrick Keiller’s Robinson installation is a study of British industry’s own vanishing act. Henry K Miller sees the artist update his beloved Humphrey Jennings – again.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 3 May 2012

    Reviews and recommendations

  • New Horizons for UK Film

    Take part in the BFI’s consultation to discuss its proposals in support of the future of UK film.

    Wednesday 2 May 2012


  • Digital arts service The Space goes live

    We’ve partnered with Arts Council England and the BBC to offer films online as part of an exciting new project.

    Tuesday 1 May 2012


  • Blood and sand: Beau Travail

    In the latest of our essays making the case for contenders in S&S’s poll to find the Greatest Film of All Time, Hannah McGill revisits Beau Travail, Claire Denis’s rapturous 1998 exploration of male identity in crisis.

    Hannah McGill
    Tuesday 1 May 2012

    The greatest films of all time essays

  • Lech Majewski: still life with movement

    Polish visual artist and filmmaker Lech Majewski talks to Basia Lewandowska Cummings about Bruegel Suite, part of his Moving Walls installation, why he abandoned art school for film school – and why art cannot save us.

    Basia Lewandowska Cummings
    Friday 27 April 2012


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