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  • The essay film

    Andrew Tracy explores the characteristics that have come to define this most elastic of forms, while eight more contributors highlight a dozen influential milestone essay films, from Jean Vigo to Chris Marker.

    Andrew Tracy , Ginette Vincendeau , Catherine McGahan , Chris Darke , Geoff Andrew , Olaf Möller , Sergio Wolf , Nina Power , Nick Bradshaw
    Saturday 3 August 2013

    Deep Focus

  • Film of the week: Paradise: Hope

    Real-life teenage ‘diet camp’ kids get somewhat happy in this surprisingly conciliatory finale to Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, says Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 2 August 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Hitchcock and the mystery of the tea cup

    How a cup of tea shed new light on The Pleasure Garden, Alfred Hitchcock’s very first film as director.

    Bryony Dixon
    Friday 2 August 2013

    Features

  • The restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent films

    Curator Bryony Dixon and film conservation manager Kieron Webb describe the BFI’s painstaking restoration of Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films.

    Friday 2 August 2013

    Video

  • 10 great films that flopped

    With Michael Cimino’s epic western Heaven’s Gate back in cinemas, we count down 10 more classic films that crashed and burned at the box office.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 1 August 2013

    Lists

  • Captain Phillips opens 57th BFI London Film Festival

    The 57th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, announces Captain Phillips as this year’s Opening Night Gala.

    Thursday 1 August 2013

    Announcements

  • Flaming the fans

    On the internet, amateur subtitlers are taking commercially neglected cinema into their own hands, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 31 July 2013

    Bradlands

  • Saint Etienne and Paul Kelly on A London Trilogy

    Filmmaker Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne talk about their unique trio of films documenting the changing face and disappearing places of the capital.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 31 July 2013

    Interviews

  • The Boulting brothers: vintage film posters

    Striking vintage posters for classic portraits of British life by the Boulting brothers – from Brighton Rock to There’s a Girl in My Soup.

    Tuesday 30 July 2013

    Features

  • Docs go wild: FID Marseille 2013

    Subjectivity, strangeness, cine-puzzles and disruptive gestures flock together at this most progressive of documentary festivals, reports Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Tuesday 30 July 2013

    Festivals

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