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  • Three talking points for Debate at the LFF

    The LFF’s Debate strand presents films that rush headfirst and unafraid into some of the stormiest issues of the day. This year, three themes emerge in the programme that are sure to help stoke the post-movie discussion.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Pride

    Welsh miners and London queers meet under the cosh of discrimination in this plucky (and timely) Ealing-esque look back to the 1984-85 miners’ strike, says Ben Walters.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Why ‘cool’ doesn’t do Jim Jarmusch justice

    From early hipster classics such as Down by Law onwards, indie director Jim Jarmusch has had a 30-year reign as the king of cinematic cool. But what does that even mean? And is it enough?

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • The Werner Herzog Collection Blu-ray

    Digitally remastered presentations of classics including Aguirre, Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre and Fitzcarraldo, complemented by a number of Herzog’s rare and acclaimed short films.

    Friday 12 September 2014

    New releases

  • BFI London Film Festival 2014: 30 recommendations

    Our hand-picked selection of highlights in this year’s festival.

    Sight & Sound Editors
    Thursday 11 September 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 11 September 2014

    Lists

  • Pride and joy: gay activism and British film

    Pride, a heart-warming new film about gay activists who stand up for striking miners in 1984, launches in cinemas this weekend. But what queer activism had come before them, and how was it shown on film?

    Alex Davidson
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Features

  • Three to see at LFF 2014 if you like ... Italian cinema

    An Italian Breaking Bad is among programme advisor Adrian Wootton’s personal tips for the BFI London Film Festival, including a new film by an established director, an impressive debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.

    Adrian Wootton
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Features

  • Shooting the message #18: Catsnake Film

    Operating out of Ealing Studios, video agency Catsnake Film has drummed up 4m views in a week with its latest commission: an online video about the ethics of the meat industry.

    Ros Cranston
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Features

  • Three to see at LFF 2014 if you like ... Indian and South Asian cinema

    Programme advisor Cary Rajinder Sawhney gives his personal choice of a striking new film from an established director, a brilliant debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.

    Cary Rajinder Sawhney
    Tuesday 9 September 2014

    Features

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