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Samuel Wigley

Samuel is news and features editor for the BFI. He is also a critic for Sight & Sound and has contributed to The Guardian and Total Film.

He still just about stands by this list of 10 favourite films and is proud of making up some of these ones.

Articles by Samuel Wigley

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  • Borderlines Film Festival 2016 – 10 to see

    Borderlines is back with a bigger than ever feast for film fans in Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, including a host of previews, the complete Tarkovsky features and a celebration of modern Romani cinema.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016


  • Glasgow Film Festival 2016 - 10 to see

    How to choose between more than 170 films on offer at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival?

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016


  • British films at Berlin 2016

    New films from Terence Davies and John Michael McDonagh, a slew of debut features, and a special screening of David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth are among the UK’s offerings at this year’s Berlinale.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016


  • From Tarkovsky to Leone: the influences for post-apocalypse film The Survivalist

    Nominated for this year’s BAFTA for outstanding debut, writer-director Stephen Fingleton unpicks some of the diverse cinematic inspirations that fed into his remarkable new sci-fi movie The Survivalist.

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016


  • 10 great films from 1996

    Take That broke up, the Spice Girls broke through, and Dolly the Sheep was born. But which films were in cinemas, and how do they shape up today?

    Friday, January 22, 2016


  • British films at Sundance 2016

    A strangler on the streets of LA? Evil spirits on the loose in Iran? A new film from Asif Kapadia? The selection of brand new British movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is as varied as ever.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016


  • Alan Rickman has died aged 69

    The great British stage and screen actor’s best known films include Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Sense & Sensibility.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016


  • David Bowie: five essential films

    Remembering some of the finest on-screen appearances of the legendary musician and actor David Bowie.

    Monday, January 11, 2016


  • 10 great films from 1966

    The turn of 2016 heralds the 50th anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds, Blonde on Blonde and Revolver, as well as some of the finest pop singles ever recorded. Did 1966 offer anything as rich at the cinema?

    Thursday, December 31, 2015


  • Barry Lyndon 40th anniversary: behind the scenes with Stanley Kubrick

    These rare production shots show master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick on location for the battlefield sequences of his 18th-century odyssey Barry Lyndon, which was released 40 years ago.

    Friday, December 18, 2015


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