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  • 10 great films set in the next 25 years

    Will the next quarter of a century bring us hoverboards? Or sentient phone operating systems? Or even nuclear apocalypse? These 10 classic futuristic movies think so …

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 13 November 2014

    Lists

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Blu-ray)

    Newly remastered by the BFI National Archive, this Blu-ray version of the classic British science fiction thriller is released by the BFI as part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

    Thursday 13 November 2014

    New releases

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (DVD)

    Newly remastered by the BFI National Archive, this definitive version of the classic British science fiction thriller is released by the BFI as part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

    Thursday 13 November 2014

    New releases

  • Use the force Philae!

    We’ve got everything crossed for the Rosetta mission’s robot lander Philae making history with the first ever successful touchdown on a comet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 12 November 2014

    Features

  • The best 70s sci-fi film posters

    The 70s began with a wave of dystopian sci-fi and culminated with Star Wars and the birth of the modern blockbuster. These are some of the decade’s most stunning poster designs.

    Tuesday 11 November 2014

    Features

  • Free BFI VOD for Armistice Day

    We’re making a rediscovered classic of British war movies available to view for free on the BFI Player for 24 hours to commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November.

    Monday 10 November 2014

    Announcements

  • Toon of the month: Unity

    Tobias Stretch’s stunning short animates life in one fell swoop, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Sunday 9 November 2014

    Bytes

  • Archives online: Travel Film Archive’s Hong Kong – Gateway to China (1938)

    Thirza Wakefield revisits a time when Hong Kong was still an exotic novelty for the travelling camera, and vice versa.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 9 November 2014

    Bytes

  • Film of the week: Leviathan

    Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest plays out a drama of crushing local tyranny with masterly power, says Ryan Gilbey.

    Ryan Gilbey
    Friday 7 November 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Jacques Tati quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the great comedian and director who gave the world the accident-prone Monsieur Hulot.

    Friday 7 November 2014

    Quotes

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