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  • The 10 best Peter Lorre performances

    From his astonishing debut as the child-killer in Fritz Lang’s M, Peter Lorre went on to become one of Hollywood’s best-recognised character actors. As a BFI Southbank season pays tribute, here’s a run down of his 10 greatest appearances.
    Tuesday 2 September 2014

  • Remembering Richard Attenborough

    A tribute to the life and career of the great actor and director Richard Attenborough, who was Chairman of the BFI from 1981 to 1992.
    Monday 1 September 2014

  • 10 great gay films from East and Southeast Asia

    As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.
    Friday 29 August 2014

  • BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening revealed as The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new restoration of a major British silent film, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, will be unveiled as the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening, presented in in partnership with American Express®.
    Thursday 21 August 2014

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alive and spinning: Only the Young

    Robert Greene on why a gentle portrait of three skateboarding California teens marks the cutting edge of nonfiction cinema.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 11 September 2013

    Unfiction

  • Five to see at the LFF: period dramas

    Period films bring the past back to life, giving us a colourful glimpse into lives from another era. Here are five to see at the 57th BFI London Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 11 September 2013

  • TV’s a crowd

    Do television’s collective values hobble its artistic potential, asks Brad Stevens?

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 10 September 2013

    Bradlands

  • Classe tous risques: not just a gangster movie

    Rediscovered underworld thriller Classe tous risques is not just up there with the best gangster films but also transcends its genre.

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 10 September 2013

    Features

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

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

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