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  • Editorial: Rough cuts

    The 10 per cent cut in the BFI’s grant is five per cent more than other cultural institutions. Why, asks Nick James?

    Nick James
    Wednesday 7 August 2013

    Comment

  • Not quite ‘Jurassic Park’: Steve Coogan on film

    With his most famous character, Alan Partridge, making his cinematic debut in Alpha Papa, we chart the rise of Steve Coogan’s career on the big screen.

    Ashley Clark
    Tuesday 6 August 2013

    Features

  • Video: John Travolta in conversation

    The Hollywood star discusses his career with Jonathan Ross.

    Tuesday 6 August 2013

    Video

  • 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

    Video

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Deep Focus

  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Video

  • 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

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    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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    BAFTAs 2014

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

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