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Samuel Wigley

Samuel edits the news and features section of 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 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 10 great screwball comedy films

    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


  • 80s fashion choices in the films of Eric Rohmer

    Get inspiration for the 80s look with our trendspotter’s guide to the clothes in Eric Rohmer’s films of the 1980s.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015


  • BAFTAs 2015: the winners in full

    Boyhood bags best film and best director, with The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash also all picking up multiple awards.

    Sunday, February 8, 2015


  • 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.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015


  • British films at Sundance 2015

    A Michael Fassbender western, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn and a smattering of documentaries are among the new British films heading out west for this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015


  • Cary Grant: 10 essential films

    From thrillers to romantic comedies, British-born Cary Grant starred in some of the very finest films to have come out of Hollywood. Here are the 10 best places to seek him out.

    Sunday, January 18, 2015


  • BFI and Wikipedia join forces for marathon Wikipedia editing session

    We need your help for an epic Editathon at the BFI Reuben Library to enrich Wikipedia’s entries relating to black and Asian British cinema.

    Friday, January 16, 2015


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