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  • Remembering Julie Harris, costume designer for Bond and Hitchcock

    Curator Josephine Botting pays tribute to the late, Oscar-winning costume designer, one of our last surviving links with the golden age of British cinema.

    Josephine Botting
    Monday 1 June 2015

    Features

  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 10 essential films

    Delve into the best work from one of cinema’s most prolific – and brutal – filmmakers.

    Alex Davidson
    Friday 29 May 2015

    Lists

  • Marilyn: the icon

    Was Marilyn Monroe, as photographer Bert Stern declared, ‘the first American goddess – our goddess of love’? 

    Mary Wild
    Friday 29 May 2015

    Features

  • Film of the week: Timbuktu

    Islamism’s martinets come to town in Abderrahmane Sissako’s acute, slow-burn modern tragedy, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great British summer films

    Temperatures are rising in Norfolk-set coming-of-age drama The Goob, the latest British bid for inclusion in the canon of great summertime movies.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Lists

  • BFI London Film Festival announces Short Film Award

    A new Short Film Competition will run alongside the Festival’s Official, Documentary and First Feature Competitions.

    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Announcements

  • Wormholes that turned: Sci-Fi-London 2015

    Anton Bitel on ten of this year’s best at a festival that still attends to sci-fi’s international, leftfield and cutting-edge.

    Anton Bitel
    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Festivals

  • Abderrahmane Sissako for beginners

    Get up to speed with the work of one of modern world cinema’s most vital voices: the Mauritanian master filmmaker whose new film tackles the recent occupation of Timbuktu by jihadists.

    Basia Lewandowska Cummings
    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    Features

  • My Cannes top 15

    Now that the dust has settled on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, BFI Southbank’s senior programmer Geoff Andrew lists his personal best of the fest – the films to look out for when they arrive in UK cinemas.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    Features

  • Mob rules: Party Girl and the Blacklist

    Trivialised as a stylish film noir frivolity, Party Girl seems to have been written as an On the Waterfront-like apologia for informing – a moral turned inside out by its director Nicholas Ray, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 26 May 2015

    Bradlands

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