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Samuel Wigley

Samuel edits the news section of bfi.org.uk. He is also a contributor to Sight & Sound, Total Film and The Guardian.

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  • 50 shades: cinema’s greatest sunglasses

    Are Marcello Mastroianni’s sunglasses in Fellini’s 8½ the most stylish shades in film history? We think so, but there’s plenty of competition…

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    Features

  • 8½ films inspired by 8½

    Inspired by a case of creative block, Federico Fellini’s classic film about filmmaking has in turn inspired many homages and imitations. These are eight (and a half) of the best.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great New York noirs

    With the classic thriller Cry of the City, filmed on the streets of Little Italy, back in cinemas, we take a walk on the wild side with 10 of the best film noirs set in New York.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Lists

  • 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

    Lists

  • Timeless romantic epic Les Enfants du paradis turns 70 years old

    It’s 70 years since the heartbreaking classic, which has been voted the greatest French film ever made, was released in Paris.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Features

  • Seven essential films shot by Robbie Ryan

    The atmospheric, Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy is the latest film to showcase the evocative images of Irish-born Robbie Ryan, one of the finest cinematographers at work today.

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Lists

  • Borderlines 2015: the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns

    World cinema’s greatest recent and upcoming hits fill the cinemas of Herefordshire and Shropshire as the UK’s biggest rural film festival returns to the Marches.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Features

  • Oscars 2015: the winners in full

    Birdman scoops best picture and best director, with The Grand Budapest Hotel matching its overall tally of four awards.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Features

  • Glasgow Film Festival 2015: 10 to see

    With the 11th Glasgow Film Festival about to get under way, here are 10 of the hottest tickets in this year’s programme.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Lists

  • 10 great screwball comedies

    Emerging in the 1930s, screwball comedies were a wild new strain of fast-talking farces involving battles of the sexes and a world forever on the brink of chaos. Here are 10 of the best places to start.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Lists

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