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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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  • 10 great films set in the jungle

    As Werner Herzog’s Amazon adventure Aguirre, Wrath of God is released on Blu-ray, we trek into the heart of darkness in search of 10 great jungle films.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Lists

  • Looking for signs and meaning in the cinema

    Peter Wollen’s Signs and Meaning in the Cinema remains one of the most influential books on the art of film yet written. An interview with the author finds Wollen restlessly arguing with himself about the evolving medium.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Interviews

  • 10 great films about childhood

    Cría cuervos is one of the most complex, mysterious visions of childhood on film. To mark its DVD release, we pick out 10 more great films about children.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Lists

  • British films at Cannes 2013

    Exciting debut features and the new film from Clio Barnard give British cinema a healthy presence at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Features

  • BFI archive footage of 1920s London goes viral

    Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry are among the thousands of tweeters captivated by beautiful colour footage of London in 1926, restored by the BFI. 

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Features

  • Fashion in Film: the Jazz Age look

    All the style of the roaring 20s is to be found in the films of French master director Marcel L’Herbier, the focus for this year’s Fashion in Film Festival.

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    Features

  • 10 great films set on the Mediterranean

    With the rerelease of Journey to Italy, we’re packing our suitcases to head off in search of 10 great films set on the European Mediterranean.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Lists

  • Meetings with remarkable men: Terence Stamp interview

    The great British actor shares his thoughts on Fellini, Pasolini, George Lucas, and his own brilliant career.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Interviews

  • 10 great American road trip films

    As Scarecrow, starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman on a road trip across the USA, is rereleased, we buckle up for 10 great American road trip films.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Lists

  • 10 great prisoner-of-war films

    Celebrating the endurance and ingenuity of soldiers in captivity, films about PoWs make for compelling cinema. We round up 10 of the best.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Lists

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