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Reviews

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon puts a new spin on the terrifying girl-with-the-long-black-hair type

The new film from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour inverts a horror movie cliché to tell an anarchic story of a woman wronged by society, says Alexandria Slater, one of the mentees on this year’s LFF Critics Mentorship Programme.

By Alexandria Slater

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon puts a new spin on the terrifying girl-with-the-long-black-hair type
10 great

10 great autumnal horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great autumnal horror films
News

50 creative opportunities offered on StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling experience

50 creative opportunities offered on StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling experience
Reviews

Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel

By Kim Newman

Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel
Then and now

London After Dark: the nocturnal 1960s films that inspired Edgar Wright... and how their locations look today

By Adam Scovell

London After Dark: the nocturnal 1960s films that inspired Edgar Wright... and how their locations look today
Reviews

Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria

By Ben Nicholson

Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria
Features

Sci-fi pioneer, German ‘James Bond’ and star of one of the world’s worst films: celebrating George Nader on his centenary

By Chloe Walker

Sci-fi pioneer, German ‘James Bond’ and star of one of the world’s worst films: celebrating George Nader on his centenary
Features

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall

By Christina Newland

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall
Reviews

Curse of The Chippendales explores the gender dynamics of stripping in the 1980s

By Rebecca Harrison

Curse of The Chippendales explores the gender dynamics of stripping in the 1980s
Where to begin

Where to begin with Małgorzata Szumowska

By Alex Ramon

Where to begin with Małgorzata Szumowska
News

Competition winners announced at 65th BFI London Film Festival

Competition winners announced at 65th BFI London Film Festival
Interviews

Belfast: Kenneth Branagh on an autobiographical drama “50 years in the making”

By Lou Thomas

Belfast: Kenneth Branagh on an autobiographical drama “50 years in the making”
Features

Please sir, I want some more: behind the scenes on the making of Oliver!

By Nigel Arthur

Please sir, I want some more: behind the scenes on the making of Oliver!
10 great

10 great sci-fi adaptations

By Anton Bitel

10 great sci-fi adaptations
News

BFI research finds less than a quarter of 4- to 18-year-olds believe UK television represents them

BFI research finds less than a quarter of 4- to 18-year-olds believe UK television represents them
Features

The here and now in new dimensions: the LFF’s virtual reality programme

By Ulrich Schrauth

The here and now in new dimensions: the LFF’s virtual reality programme
What to watch at LFF

The view from South Asia: the best films from the subcontinent at this year’s LFF

By Kalpana Nair

The view from South Asia: the best films from the subcontinent at this year’s LFF
Reviews

Our Men: a refined and quietly impressive military drama

By Nicole Davis

Our Men: a refined and quietly impressive military drama
Reviews

Boiling Point captures a chef’s night from hell filmed in one continuous shot

By Philip Concannon

Boiling Point captures a chef’s night from hell filmed in one continuous shot
What to watch at LFF

Wings of desire: 3 films from the future at the LFF

By Sarah Perks

Wings of desire: 3 films from the future at the LFF
News

All My Friends Hate Me to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland

All My Friends Hate Me to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland
What to watch at LFF

6 African films not to miss at the LFF

By Chrystel Oloukoï

6 African films not to miss at the LFF
Reviews

Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud

By Caspar Salmon

Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud
From the Sight and Sound archive

Mike Leigh: the naked truth

By Andy Medhurst

Mike Leigh: the naked truth
What to watch at LFF

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID

By Leigh Singer

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID
10 great

10 great British films of the 1990s

By Neil Mitchell

10 great British films of the 1990s
Reviews

The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale

By Leila Latif

The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale
Reviews

Squid Game is a winning addition to the burgeoning dystopia subgenre

By Anne Billson

Squid Game is a winning addition to the burgeoning dystopia subgenre
Features

BFI London Film Festival trail

BFI London Film Festival trail
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