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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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  • Video: EVERYDAY Q&A

    Director Michael Winterbottom, actors Shirley Henderson and John Simm, and other members of cast and crew discuss their moving new family drama.

    Thursday 17 January 2013

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  • Making waves: the new Senegalese cinema

    BFI Southbank’s African Odysseys continue with The Pirogue, a seagoing drama which hints at a resurgence for a troubled Senegalese national cinema.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 17 January 2013

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  • Video: The Sessions Q&A

    Stars Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, director Ben Lewin and producer Judi Levine discuss their Oscar-nominated new drama The Sessions.

    Wednesday 16 January 2013

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  • Shooting the message #6: Pukka Films

    Our series on modern corporate film returns with a look at Pukka Films, a dynamic production company pledging to deliver the art of film to businesses.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 16 January 2013

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  • Video: Interview with the creative team of TV drama Complicit

    The creative team behind Complicit, a taut psychological thriller exploring the dangerous world of counter-terrorism, discusses the drama’s conception and production.

    Wednesday 16 January 2013

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  • Japanese master Nagisa Oshima dies

    The iconoclastic director of In the Realm of the Senses and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence dies aged 80.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 15 January 2013

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  • Doctor Who at 50

    Co-curator of our year-long Doctor Who celebration, Justin Johnson reveals the challenges of doing justice to ‘the greatest TV show in the world’.

    Justin Johnson
    Friday 11 January 2013

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  • Playing in a different key

    Films made by musicians often look beyond the remit of conventional filmmaking both in their form and subject-matter, reckons Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Friday 11 January 2013

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  • Film of the week: What Richard Did

    Straight out of Ireland’s stockbroker belt, Lenny Abrahamson’s latest is both subtle political allegory and powerful moral drama, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 11 January 2013

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  • Oscars 2013: the nominations in full

    The 2013 Academy Award nominations are in, with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln competing in 12 categories.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 10 January 2013

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  • 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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