Features and reviews

Discover the latest from the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.

Interviews

“The manifesto was: let’s trust our heritage, our talent and each other”: Shabier Kirchner on shooting Small Axe

The cinematographer (and director) explains how and why he chose a different film or digital format for each film in Steve McQueen’s series of films about Black British history.

By Aaron E. Hunt

“The manifesto was: let’s trust our heritage, our talent and each other”: Shabier Kirchner on shooting Small Axe
Top 10

Marlene Dietrich: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Marlene Dietrich: 10 essential films
Reviews

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom explores the politics behind the ‘Mother of the Blues’

By Nadine Deller

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom explores the politics behind the ‘Mother of the Blues’
Reviews

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott & his World Famous Jazz Club rhapsodises Soho in blue

By Nick James

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott & his World Famous Jazz Club rhapsodises Soho in blue
News

The week ahead on BFI at Home: Max Richter and Yulia Mahr, and Crip Camp and County Lines Q&As

The week ahead on BFI at Home: Max Richter and Yulia Mahr, and Crip Camp and County Lines Q&As
My Dream Palace

Lynne Ramsay on the magic behind the velvet curtain

Lynne Ramsay on the magic behind the velvet curtain
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 27 to 29 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 27 to 29 November
Polls

The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020

The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020
Deep focus

Twenty-first century noir

By Nick James

Twenty-first century noir
Reviews

Red, White and Blue shows the Catch-22 of Black British advancement

By Hannah McGill

Red, White and Blue shows the Catch-22 of Black British advancement
From the Sight and Sound archive

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies

By Nick Pinkerton

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies
Reviews

Nimic mixes manic-comic music-mimic magic

By Thomas Flew

Nimic mixes manic-comic music-mimic magic
Interviews

From Come and See to William Eggleston: 7 visual influences on County Lines

By Leigh Singer

From Come and See to William Eggleston: 7 visual influences on County Lines
Reviews

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind

By Anton Bitel

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind
Watch a cult classic

Watch a cult classic #8: The Company of Wolves

By Katherine McLaughlin

Watch a cult classic #8: The Company of Wolves
Features

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer

By Gary Younge

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer
Reviews

Overseas watches domestic workers rehearse their art

By Thomas Flew

Overseas watches domestic workers rehearse their art
Reviews

We Are Who We Are lifts the lid on teenage identity crises

By Michael Brooke

We Are Who We Are lifts the lid on teenage identity crises
My Dream Palace

Kleber Mendonça Filho on Recife’s Cinema São Luiz, his hometown picture palace

By Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho on Recife’s Cinema São Luiz, his hometown picture palace
Interviews

I can remember it for you wholesale: The making of Total Recall, 30 years on

By Josh Slater-Williams

I can remember it for you wholesale: The making of Total Recall, 30 years on
Features

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth

By Josephine Botting

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth
Festivals

With its cinemas closed, Thessaloniki’s 61st film festival opened some virtual doors

By Georgia Korossi

With its cinemas closed, Thessaloniki’s 61st film festival opened some virtual doors
Interviews

“Incompetence was killing the victims”: Alexander Nanau on his health-service exposé Collective

By Nick Bradshaw

“Incompetence was killing the victims”: Alexander Nanau on his health-service exposé Collective
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 November
Features

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020

By Patrick Russell

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020
My Dream Palace

“Cinema is my happy place”: Francis Lee celebrates cinemas as community spaces

By Francis Lee

“Cinema is my happy place”: Francis Lee celebrates cinemas as community spaces
Reviews

Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption

By Trevor Johnston

Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

By Iain Sinclair

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York
Reviews

Mank nips itself in the Rosebud

By Henry K Miller

Mank nips itself in the Rosebud
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