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  • 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

  • BFI edition of silent classic Underground wins best Blu-ray at DVD awards

    The restored, high definition edition of Anthony Asquith’s 1928 classic of London life is named the year’s best Blu-ray by Italy’s esteemed Il Cinema Ritrovato festival.
    Friday 4 July 2014

  • 10 great films set in the swinging 60s

    It’s 50 years since the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night helped put a swing in the step of 60s British cinema, heralding London’s emergence as the epicentre of hip fashion, art and music. Here are 10 of the best swinging London films that followed in its wake.
    Thursday 3 July 2014

  • Behind the scenes with the Beatles and Richard Lester

    Rare images, many from the private archive of director Richard Lester, show the Fab Four playing around on the set of their swinging 60s pop film classics A Hard Day’s Night and Help!
    Thursday 3 July 2014

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  • Film of the week: What Maisie Knew

    Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s modernising of Henry James’ child’s-eye divorce study swaps the master’s scalpel for a spoonful of sugar – but does give Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan room to humanise their monstrous parents, says Philip Horne.

    Philip Horne
    Friday 23 August 2013

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  • ‘It’s in the trees!’ Night of the Demon script

    Look inside the script of supernatural classic Night of the Demon. It’s a dark night, there’s a pale moon, and something is moving in the trees…

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 23 August 2013

    Features

  • Blowing their own alphorn: Swiss musical documentaries

    A sidebar at this year’s New Horizons film festival in Wrocław showcased another Swiss specialism: putting on film the world’s music and sounds, at home and abroad. Agnieszka Gratza reports.

    Agnieszka Gratza
    Friday 23 August 2013

    Festivals

  • Why I love... Dracula

    Is the suave, blood-sucking count in the Hammer version of Bram Stoker’s novel the best of all screen Draculas?

    Kevin Lyons
    Friday 23 August 2013

    Features

  • Video: Pat Collins on Silence

    Pat Collins discusses his film Silence, which follows a sound recordist on a quest to capture the quiet of an environment free of manmade sound.

    Thursday 22 August 2013

    Video

  • 10 great films set in museums

    As we get ready to settle into the British Museum for our Monster Weekend, we stroll the corridors of film history to select 10 great museum movies.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 22 August 2013

    Lists

  • Why I love... Night of the Demon

    Paving for the way for later occult classics like The Wicker Man, Night of the Demon is a masterpiece of fright about witchcraft in modern Britain. 

    Vic Pratt
    Wednesday 21 August 2013

    Features

  • Portraits of Satyajit Ray

    Nemai Ghosh’s photographs of Satyajit Ray show a master filmmaker at work, both on location and at home in his study.

    Andrew Robinson
    Monday 19 August 2013

    Features

  • Film of the week: Kuma

    Caught between old and new mores, a borrowed wife learns the blues in this snapshot of repressive hypocrisy in Austria’s Turkish enclave, writes Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 16 August 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Video: Salman Rushdie on Pather Panchali

    Salman Rushdie talks about why he believes Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali is the greatest film ever made.

    Friday 16 August 2013

    Video

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