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  • Too late blues: the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter 2014

    Anton Bitel clung on til dawn again, but the one great find, but the one great find (a world premiere, no less) came early…

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

  • Come back, South Africa: Africa in Motion 2014

    Three recent documentaries about the birth and growing pains of post-apartheid South Africa epitomised the reflective mood at this year’s Scottish showcase of African cinema. Harriet Warman reports.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Festivals

  • Film of the week: The Grandmaster

    Wong Kar Wai casts his romantic and cultural reveries through a kung fu scrim in this long-awaited distillation of the life of wing chun master Ip Man, writes Vadim Rizov.

    Vadim Rizov
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The 10 best Disney films

    No two lists of the greatest Disney animated films could ever be the same: each generation grows up with a different era of movies and we all have our memories and preferences. How many of these 10 do you agree with?

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Lists

  • Pure phase: movies melt down

    With ‘live’ film shows now the rage, Charlie Lyne journeyed from Copenhagen’s incessantly deconstructionist CPH:DOX to a Frozen singalong to see cinema in a state of liquification.

    Charlie Lyne
    Friday 5 December 2014

    Features

  • First ever British sci-fi feature film released

    Britain’s first ever sci-fi feature film, A Message from Mars, will be available to watch in full for the first time in over a century on BFI Player and BBC Arts Online.

    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Announcements

  • 10 great lesser-known time-travel films

    Trip back through history with our list of terrific time-travelling movies that deserve to be better known.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Lists

  • The letter from Stanley Kubrick that started 2001: A Space Odyssey

    In 1964, Stanley Kubrick wrote to author Arthur C. Clarke about the possibility of collaborating on ‘the proverbial “really good” science-fiction movie’.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 3 December 2014

    Features

  • Readers’ film choice 2014

    We asked you for your best films of 2014. The results are in.

    Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Features

  • The 10 best British TV aliens

    Our TV curators count down their top 10 aliens on British television, from the Time Lord himself to Monty Python’s tennis-playing blancmanges.

    Lisa Kerrigan , Jez Stewart , Steve Bryant , Pam Rostron , Kathleen Luckey , Steve Foxon , Gosta Johansson
    Tuesday 2 December 2014

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