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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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  • Video: John Travolta in conversation

    The Hollywood star discusses his career with Jonathan Ross.

    Tuesday 6 August 2013


  • Video: Heaven’s Gate trailer

    The trailer for the rerelease of Michael Cimino’s western, long recognised as a magnificent achievement of rare ambition.

    Monday 5 August 2013


  • The most famous beach scene in the movies turns 60

    It’s 60 years since Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr first thrilled audiences with their risqué roll in the waves in From Here to Eternity.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 5 August 2013


  • The essay film

    Andrew Tracy explores the characteristics that have come to define this most elastic of forms, while eight more contributors highlight a dozen influential milestone essay films, from Jean Vigo to Chris Marker.

    Andrew Tracy , Ginette Vincendeau , Catherine McGahan , Chris Darke , Geoff Andrew , Olaf Möller , Sergio Wolf , Nina Power , Nick Bradshaw
    Saturday 3 August 2013

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  • Film of the week: Paradise: Hope

    Real-life teenage ‘diet camp’ kids get somewhat happy in this surprisingly conciliatory finale to Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, says Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 2 August 2013

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  • Hitchcock and the mystery of the tea cup

    How a cup of tea shed new light on The Pleasure Garden, Alfred Hitchcock’s very first film as director.

    Bryony Dixon
    Friday 2 August 2013


  • The restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent films

    Curator Bryony Dixon and film conservation manager Kieron Webb describe the BFI’s painstaking restoration of Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films.

    Friday 2 August 2013


  • 10 great films that flopped

    With Michael Cimino’s epic western Heaven’s Gate back in cinemas, we count down 10 more classic films that crashed and burned at the box office.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 1 August 2013


  • Captain Phillips opens 57th BFI London Film Festival

    The 57th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, announces Captain Phillips as this year’s Opening Night Gala.

    Thursday 1 August 2013


  • Flaming the fans

    On the internet, amateur subtitlers are taking commercially neglected cinema into their own hands, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 31 July 2013


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