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  • 10 great films set in Glasgow

    Scotland’s biggest city has provided the backdrop to everything from Ealing comedies to dystopian sci-fi. With Bill Forsyth’s That Sinking Feeling arriving on BFI Blu-ray/DVD, we pick 10 of the best Glasgow movies.
    Thursday 17 April 2014

  • New films from Mike Leigh and Ken Loach to compete at Cannes

    A biopic of J.M.W. Turner and a story of political activism in 1920s Ireland are the British selections for this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition.
    Thursday 17 April 2014

  • BBC2 at 50: how the Beeb’s second channel survived its disastrous opening night

    After a first night – in April 1964 – plagued by a power cut, BBC2 took a few years to find its feet before going on to golden years of innovative programming.
    Wednesday 16 April 2014

  • James Dean, teenager

    In the early rock ‘n’ roll era, James Dean’s bright flash of three films before his tragic death spoke to an adolescent audience like never before.
    Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Latest news, features and DVDs

  • Corby: steel town

    Curator Dylan Cave tells the industrial story of Corby in moving images.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 8 March 2013

    Features

  • Sergio Giral: a giant of Cuban cinema

    There are hints of Sergio Leone in the revelatory work of namesake Sergio Giral, one of the greats of Afro-Cuban cinema, says Ashley Clark.

    Ashley Clark
    Friday 8 March 2013

    Features

  • Credit where credit’s due

    From Jean Renoir to Monte Hellman, plenty of directors have seen their own distinctive work appear in films credited to others, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 8 March 2013

    Bradlands

  • Lost innocence: Rufus Norris on Broken

    Theatre director Rufus Norris talks learning the cinematic ropes for his directorial debut.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 8 March 2013

    Interviews

  • Film of the week: Side Effects

    Too slippery for its own good, this medical/corporate/sometime-erotic thriller is not the film with which Steven Soderbergh should hang up his boots, writes Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 8 March 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Death Tarantino style

    Where is the Django Unchained auteur taking his talent, asks Kevin B. Lee?

    Kevin B. Lee
    Thursday 7 March 2013

    Comment

  • The 15th London Asian Film Festival

    A light-footed urban drama about an irrepresible widow opens this year’s London Asian Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 7 March 2013

    Features

  • Bollywood and beyond: Marrakech 2012

    Ashley Clark sees Indian cinema spreading its wings at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 7 March 2013

    Festivals

  • Candide Unchained?

    Spaghetti western crossed with blaxploitation drama Django Unchained may be; it also bears curious resemblance to a masterpiece of the French Enlightenment, asserts Indigo Bates.

    Indigo Bates
    Thursday 7 March 2013

    Comment

  • Happy 80th anniversary King Kong!

    To celebrate World Book Day and the 80th anniversary of King Kong, we’ve breathed life into the playful cover of one of the quirkier books in the BFI Reuben Library.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 7 March 2013

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Lists

  • 10 great films about brothers

    10 great films about brothers

    Fraternal frictions, jealousy and brotherly love run high in our list of 10 classic brother movies, celebrating the nationwide rerelease of the James Dean classic East of Eden.
    Thursday 10 April 2014

  • 10 great teen films

    10 great teen films

    We chart the growing pains of the coming-of-age movie across the decades with a selection of 10 terrific teen movies.
    Friday 4 April 2014

  • 10 great films about doubles

    10 great films about doubles

    With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema’s best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • 10 great films about sex

    10 great films about sex

    As Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac arrives in cinemas and on the BFI Player, we survey sex on film with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest...
    Friday 21 February 2014

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  • Behind the scenes: The Godfather trilogy

    Behind the scenes: The Godfather trilogy

    17 rare shots of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola in production on one of film history’s greatest trilogies.
    Tuesday 18 February 2014

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  • Studio Ghibli: five essential films

    Studio Ghibli: five essential films

    As the great Japanese animation studio nears its 30th anniversary and BFI Southbank mounts a full feature retrospective, we pick out five must-see...
    Wednesday 26 March 2014

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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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