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  • National Picnic Week: great picnics on film

    ‘Do you want a leg or a breast?’ As the UK celebrates National Picnic Week, we open up the hamper of film history to select 12 classic picnic scenes.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 17 June 2014

    Lists

  • Preview: East End Film Festival 2014

    A memory-loss drama set in New Orleans opens the 13th East End Film Festival, a 12-day celebration of international cinema that takes place across east London.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 13 June 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Belle

    Amma Asante’s portrait of the eighteenth-century mixed-race noblewoman Dido Belle reconstructs the costume drama on the twin pillars of love and justice, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Thursday 12 June 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great football films

    Films about football are rarely much good, but occasionally one gets past the goalie. With the 2014 World Cup about to get under way, here’s a team of 10 of the best – including a couple of TV plays that were too good to leave out.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 12 June 2014

    Lists

  • Three films selected for BFI support through pitch session at Doc/Fest

    An intimate portrait of Grace Jones, a North Korean kidnap love-story and a moving journey of a son to reconnect his family find backing from the BFI Film Fund at the Sheffield Doc/Fest pitching session.

    Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Announcements

  • Two to tango: Argentine films at BAFICI 2014

    Fact and fiction continued to entwine in idiosyncratic ways at this year’s Buenos Aires showcase, found Aaron Cutler.

    Aaron Cutler
    Tuesday 10 June 2014

    Festivals

  • Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies aged 56

    The irreverent comic star of cult sitcoms The Young Ones and Bottom has passed away.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 9 June 2014

    Features

  • Preview: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

    New films from Martin Scorsese and Alex Gibney and the world premiere of a celebration of kissing on screen are among the roll call of documentary delights at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 6 June 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Fruitvale Station

    Ashley Clark admires writer-director Ryan Coogler’s calmy compassionate reconstruction of a day in the life and death of Oscar Grant, a black urban everyman and victim of police racism.

    Ashley Clark
    Friday 6 June 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Die, Hybrid! Die!

    Marketeers, note: artful, exciting, shape-shifting documentaries may have a renewed energy – but the fact of them is as old as the movies, says Robert Greene.

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Unfiction

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