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  • Low film of the week: Pain & Gain

    As Michael Bay brings his signature brand of lumpen delirium to a true-crime story from the crassly acquisitive late 1990s, Nick Pinkerton wonders if it’s a mistake to credit him with irony.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 30 August 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great bat films

    To honour both International Bat Night and the gothic chills of our Monster Weekend, dim the lights for 10 classic movies featuring bats.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 29 August 2013

    Lists

  • British films at Venice 2013

    New films from Stephen Frears, Jonathan Glazer, Terry Gilliam and Alfonso Cuarón are among the highlights of this year’s Venice Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 28 August 2013

    Features

  • The Epic of Everest announced as LFF Archive Gala

    The new restoration of the film of the famous 1924 Everest expedition will receive its world premiere at the 57th BFI London Film Festival.

    Tuesday 27 August 2013

    Announcements

  • Prop4aShw

    Nathaniel Budzinski on a very open show proposal by Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey.

    Nathaniel Budzinski
    Sunday 25 August 2013

    Bytes

  • 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

  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • ‘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

  • 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

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