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  • Review: The Wind Rises

    Studio Ghibli’s Miyazaki Hayao signs off with a deeply personal paean to flight – and deeply ambiguous portrait of the artist as blinkered visionary. But what are his obligations to history, asks Andrew Osmond?

    Andrew Osmond
    Friday 9 May 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The owl’s legacy: in memory of Chris Marker

    Chris Marker was so much more than just a ‘documentary filmmaker’. He was photographer, essayist, activist, cartoonist, interactive pioneer – and mentor. Catherine Lupton, Agnès Varda, Thom Anderson, Chris Petit and more pay tribute.

    Catherine Lupton , Thom Andersen , Chris Petit , Jem Cohen , John Gianvito , Patrick Keiller , Sarah Turner , Kodwo Eshun , José Luis Guerín , Agnès Varda
    Friday 9 May 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Frank

    Lenny Abrahamson’s biopic manqué of Frank Sidebottom shows us the impenetrable layers of papier-mâché between us and our heroes, says Ryan Gilbey.

    Ryan Gilbey
    Friday 9 May 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great films about masks

    In the guise of a tie-in with the release of Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as masked singer Frank Sidebottom, we celebrate the rich history of masks on screen.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 8 May 2014

    Lists

  • Tom at the Farm out on BFI Player from 9 May

    A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception in Xavier Dolan’s acclaimed psychological thriller, available on the BFI Player from Friday 9 May.

    Thursday 8 May 2014

    Announcements

  • Hitchcock and Chaplin celebrated as great Londoners on the London Eye

    Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin are among the 32 London-born luminaries championed on a celebratory journey on the London Eye.

    Bryony Dixon , Nathalie Morris
    Thursday 8 May 2014

    Features

  • Major BFI projects announced to mark First World War centenary

    The BFI launches a five-year programme of screenings, archive restorations and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 

    Tuesday 6 May 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Blue Ruin

    The wages of vengeance: Trevor Johnston hails an expertly turned, classically fashioned revenge thriller from second-time writer-director Jeremy Saulnier.

    Trevor Johnston
    Monday 5 May 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Stunning cover design for new book on anime classic Akira

    We reveal the winning entry in a competition to design cover art for a BFI Film Classic on the anime masterpiece Akira, one of nine special editions being published to coincide with our upcoming Science Fiction blockbuster season.

    Lucinda Knight
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick’s first film of ‘genius’

    With Paths of Glory, a powerful account of injustice and corruption set in the trenches of the First World War, Stanley Kubrick stepped up his game to announce himself as a filmmaker of rare ambition and talent.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

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