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.

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Japan 2020

Explore over 100 years of the greatest Japanese cinema in the latest season from BFI

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Features and reviews

Features

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

What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema
Reviews

Bill & Ted Face the Music review: the Gen X dad dudes unleash their daughters

By Thomas Flew

Bill & Ted Face the Music review: the Gen X dad dudes unleash their daughters
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 September

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 September
Reviews

Ratched review: Ken Kesey’s Big Nurse gets botched surgery

By Hannah McGill

Ratched review: Ken Kesey’s Big Nurse gets botched surgery
Features

Why do we treat serial killers’ gay victims as dramatically disposable?

By Alex Davidson

Why do we treat serial killers’ gay victims as dramatically disposable?
Reviews

Nocturnal review: a stripped-down portrait of British coastal malaise

By Tim Hayes

Nocturnal review: a stripped-down portrait of British coastal malaise
Reviews

White Riot review: the story of rock’s anti-racist revival

By Sukhdev Sandhu

White Riot review: the story of rock’s anti-racist revival
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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.