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  • The 10 best Peter Lorre performances

    From his astonishing debut as the child-killer in Fritz Lang’s M, Peter Lorre went on to become one of Hollywood’s best-recognised character actors. As a BFI Southbank season pays tribute, here’s a run down of his 10 greatest appearances.
    Tuesday 2 September 2014

  • Remembering Richard Attenborough

    A tribute to the life and career of the great actor and director Richard Attenborough, who was Chairman of the BFI from 1981 to 1992.
    Monday 1 September 2014

  • 10 great gay films from East and Southeast Asia

    As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.
    Friday 29 August 2014

  • BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening revealed as The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new restoration of a major British silent film, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, will be unveiled as the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening, presented in in partnership with American Express®.
    Thursday 21 August 2014

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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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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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