BFI London Film Festival 2020
7 to 18 October Enjoy the festival wherever you are in the UK, with over 50 virtual premieres, free online events and cinema screenings across the land.Explore the programme
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Features and reviews
What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema
New orders, new extremities... Paul Ridd surveys a selection of the more disturbing offerings at this year's festival. These films offer their kind own of catharsis through exploring the darker side of human nature.
By Paul Ridd
Bill & Ted Face the Music review: the Gen X dad dudes unleash their daughters
By Thomas Flew
5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 September
By Samuel Wigley
Ratched review: Ken Kesey’s Big Nurse gets botched surgery
By Hannah McGill
Why do we treat serial killers’ gay victims as dramatically disposable?
By Alex Davidson
Nocturnal review: a stripped-down portrait of British coastal malaise
By Tim Hayes
White Riot review: the story of rock’s anti-racist revival
By Sukhdev Sandhu
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Main image caption: still from Hirokazu Koreeda’s film Shoplifters ©2018 Fuji Television Network, Gaga Corporation, AOI Pro. Inc. Supported by BFI FAN and the BFI Audience Fund, Shoplifters was one of 2018’s highest-grossing foreign language films.