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Michael Blyth

Michael Blyth is a film programmer for both the BFI London Film Festival and the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. He also contributes to various print and online publications, specialising in queer cinema and the horror genre.

Articles by Michael Blyth

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  • Three to see at LFF if you like... horror

    Three hot tickets at this year’s BFI London Film Festival: a film by an established director, a great debut, and a wild card.

    Monday, September 21, 2015


  • 10 great romantic horror films

    ‘Lovecraft meets Linklater’ in the new part horror/part love story rulebreaker Spring. It joins a legion of memorable horror films with an often deadly romantic side.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015


  • 10 great films that deserve to be better known

    To mark National Awareness Week (well, April Fools’ Day), we champion 10 films that have slipped through the cracks of movie history but await rediscovery.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015


  • 12 up-and-coming British directors

    This year’s London Film Festival programme is a sign of the rude health of UK cinema, featuring 12 directorial debuts by British directors. Here’s your guide to the breakthrough dozen.

    Friday, September 26, 2014


  • 10 great horror films of the 21st century

    With the Cult section of the BFI London Film Festival offering a tasting menu of the some of the most striking new horror cinema, we got to thinking: what are the best horror films made since the year 2000?

    Thursday, September 18, 2014


  • Found footage turns up bold new horrors at the LFF

    New films from Ti West and Bernard Rose prove the trend for found-footage horror movies still has some nasty tricks up its sleeve.

    Thursday, October 3, 2013


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