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  • Beyond Clueless: a golden age of the American teen movie

    Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne talks about the passion for post-Clueless American teen movies that fuelled his new Kickstarter-funded documentary tribute.
    Wednesday 30 July 2014

  • Hitchcock on the Potemkin steps

    This month Hitchcock made a posthumous visit to Odessa – and Robin Baker, the BFI’s Head Curator, was lucky enough to travel with him.
    Tuesday 29 July 2014

  • The Lady from Shanghai: Welles at his most mischievous

    Orson Welles’ exhilarating film noir finds the actor-director mixing profundity with playfulness.
    Tuesday 22 July 2014

  • 10 great American film noirs

    With Orson Welles’s magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.
    Thursday 24 July 2014

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  • Filmmaking in the footsteps of Jonas Mekas

    Young filmmakers take inspiration from the ‘godfather of the avant-garde’ to make their own films on analogue equipment.

    David Edgar , Stuart Heaney
    Thursday 23 May 2013

    Features

  • The high road: Ambulante 2013

    Mexico’s travelling documentary showcase brings out the crowds for the best ‘difficult’ movies. Nick Roddick reports.

    Nick Roddick
    Thursday 23 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2013: This is noir

    Claire Denis’ The Bastards peers into the contemporary heart of darkness, says Amy Taubin.

    Amy Taubin
    Thursday 23 May 2013

    Festivals

  • 10 great films about childhood

    Cría cuervos is one of the most complex, mysterious visions of childhood on film. To mark its DVD release, we pick out 10 more great films about children.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 23 May 2013

    Lists

  • BFI Film Fund films at Cannes 2013

    From a deep-space thriller to a lyrical seabound adventure, four new films backed by the BFI Film Fund premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

    Wednesday 22 May 2013

    Features

  • Cannes 2013: The trapped and the free

    Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace movie – mootedly his last – is not only a cracking time piece, but also carries apt echoes of Citizen Kane, finds Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 22 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Out there down here: Sci-Fi-London 2013

    Six of the best in this year’s genre showcase got to grips with distinctly grounded human concerns, reports Anton Bitel.

    Anton Bitel
    Wednesday 22 May 2013

    Festivals

  • The digital deluge: Tribeca 2013

    Ashley Clark digs into post-Sandy transmedia, robot documentarists, Vine, lolcats, Facebook-chat reconstructions, a crowdboggled Paul Verhoeven and much more at New York’s downtown film festival.

    Ashley Clark
    Tuesday 21 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2013: Rich visions

    Paolo Sorrentino, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and James Toback show us the money. By Nick James.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 21 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Tracking changes: Tony Garnett interview

    Never mincing his words, producer Tony Garnett reflects back over his groundbreaking work in television and film.

    Chris Fennell
    Tuesday 21 May 2013

    Interviews

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

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

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