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  • 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

  • BFI edition of silent classic Underground wins best Blu-ray at DVD awards

    The restored, high definition edition of Anthony Asquith’s 1928 classic of London life is named the year’s best Blu-ray by Italy’s esteemed Il Cinema Ritrovato festival.
    Friday 4 July 2014

  • 10 great films set in the swinging 60s

    It’s 50 years since the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night helped put a swing in the step of 60s British cinema, heralding London’s emergence as the epicentre of hip fashion, art and music. Here are 10 of the best swinging London films that followed in its wake.
    Thursday 3 July 2014

  • Behind the scenes with the Beatles and Richard Lester

    Rare images, many from the private archive of director Richard Lester, show the Fab Four playing around on the set of their swinging 60s pop film classics A Hard Day’s Night and Help!
    Thursday 3 July 2014

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • What were the roaring 20s really like?

    The roaring 20s are back in vogue thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s Jazz Age spectacle The Great Gatsby, but what was the decade really like? Here’s our guide to how boys and girls of the 20s got their kicks.

    Monday 20 May 2013

    Features

  • Cannes 2013: Dark mirrors

    James Toback, Rithy Panh and Claude Lanzmann offer mortal reflections and remembrance on the festival’s first Sunday, finds Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 20 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2013: Three morality tales for our times

    Kieron Corless sees Jia Zhangke take up arms, Koreeda Hirokazu turn class tables and Clio Barnard scrap and scrape on the outskirts of Bradford.

    Kieron Corless
    Sunday 19 May 2013

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2013: Tough acts to follow

    Geoff Andrew sees A Separation’s Asghar Farhadi lose his feet in Paris – and Alain Guiraudie find his in Provence.

    Geoff Andrew
    Saturday 18 May 2013

    Festivals

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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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