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  • Film of the week: Selma

    Ava DuVernay’s dramatisation of Martin Luther King’s leadership of the Civil Rights marches that overcame American voting discrimination speaks powerfully to the present, says Ashley Clark.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 5 February 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Katharine Hepburn: 10 essential films

    She blazed a trail for intelligent actresses in Hollywood, holds the record for most acting Oscars and stars in several of the world’s best comedies. Here are 10 of Katharine Hepburn’s finest appearances.

    Chris Fennell
    Wednesday 4 February 2015

    Lists

  • Sundance 2015 documentaries: awake, cinema?

    Can America’s biggest film festival find a place for nonfiction that pushes boundaries rather than buttons, asks Robert Greene?

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 4 February 2015

    Unfiction

  • British films at Berlin 2015

    The world premiere of Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, Ian McKellen’s debut as Sherlock Holmes, and glorious Technicolor classics help make up the British selection at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 4 February 2015

    Features

  • New BFI stats show record year for UK film in 2014

    Paddington is the highest grossing British independent film of 2014, a year that saw the largest ever box-office market share for UK independent cinema.

    Tuesday 3 February 2015

    Announcements

  • BFI DVD releases announced for April-May 2015

    Highlights include a selection of feature films and shorts by the great Carl Theodor Dreyer; one of Akira Kurosawa’s most highly regarded dramas; and a collection of restored comedies from Charlie Chaplin.

    Tuesday 3 February 2015

    Announcements

  • Cinephile dreams

    Brad Stevens on movies that tiptoe to your room to sprinkle stardust.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 3 February 2015

    Bradlands

  • BUG featuring Adam Buxton available free and exclusively on BFI Player

    Watch free and exclusive on BFI Player the first episode of a specially commissioned programme, with host Adam Buxton casting an irreverent eye over the best new music videos.

    Monday 2 February 2015

    Announcements

  • Polish poster art for classic British films

    A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period.

    Nigel Arthur
    Monday 2 February 2015

    Features

  • Shine a light: Jill Soloway’s Transparent

    Two decades after the florescence of the New Queer Cinema, internet TV brings us sex-positivity on demand. Sophie Mayer on Jill Soloway’s hit comedy series.

    Sophie Mayer
    Monday 2 February 2015

    TV

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