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Reviews

Laal Singh Chaddha review: a Bollywood Forrest Gump

This remake of Robert Zemeckis’s iconic 1994 film is an Aamir Khan vehicle that adopts a mantle of popular musical entertainment to make some all-too-unpopular unpopular points about unity.

By Naman Ramachandran

Laal Singh Chaddha review: a Bollywood Forrest Gump
Reviews

Nope: the horrors of being seen

By Ben Walters

Nope: the horrors of being seen
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 August

By Peter Hill

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 August
From the Sight and Sound archive

Money moves: on Robert Bresson’s L’argent

By John Pym

Money moves: on Robert Bresson’s L’argent
Talkies

Poll position: African futures

By Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Poll position: African futures
10 great

10 great films about South Asian Britain

By Tom Jones

10 great films about South Asian Britain
News

Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light announced as American Express Gala Film at the 66th BFI London Film Festival

Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light announced as American Express Gala Film at the 66th BFI London Film Festival
Then and now

60 years of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: how the locations look today

By Adam Scovell

60 years of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: how the locations look today
Reviews

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko: a playful response to Studio Ghibli

By Andrew Osmond

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko: a playful response to Studio Ghibli
Festivals

Fairytale: deep-fake dictators in a nitrate nightmare

By John Bleasdale

Fairytale: deep-fake dictators in a nitrate nightmare
Talkies

The long take: filmic fragility

By Pamela Hutchinson

The long take: filmic fragility
Features

Behind the scenes on The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Wicker Man and other British cinema classics

Behind the scenes on The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Wicker Man and other British cinema classics
Festivals

Ariyippu: a plague on both your spouses

By John Bleasdale

Ariyippu: a plague on both your spouses
Festivals

Human Flowers of Flesh: a Mediterranean marvel

By James Lattimer

Human Flowers of Flesh: a Mediterranean marvel
Where to begin

Where to begin with David Gulpilil

By Stephen Morgan

Where to begin with David Gulpilil
Reviews

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: as juicy as it sounds

By Tony Rayns

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: as juicy as it sounds
From the Sight and Sound archive

The mother, the whore and the dandy

By Keith Reader

The mother, the whore and the dandy
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 August

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 August
Reviews

Bullet Train: mind the gap between its ears

By Rebecca Harrison

Bullet Train: mind the gap between its ears
Reviews

Fadia’s Tree: a study of displacement with airborne grace notes

By Leila Latif

Fadia’s Tree: a study of displacement with airborne grace notes
10 great

10 great films set in Kolkata

By Omar Ahmed

10 great films set in Kolkata
News

New BFI 4K UHD and Blu-rays announced for October to December 2022

New BFI 4K UHD and Blu-rays announced for October to December 2022
News

New BFI and CHANEL Filmmaker Awards to celebrate creative audacity

New BFI and CHANEL Filmmaker Awards to celebrate creative audacity
Reviews

Surface: a show as superficial as its title

By Rafa Sales Ross

Surface: a show as superficial as its title
Reviews

Maisie: portrait of the artiste as an old man

By Ben Walters

Maisie: portrait of the artiste as an old man
News

European premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to close 66th BFI London Film Festival

European premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to close 66th BFI London Film Festival
News

Applications now open for the BFI London Film Festival 2022 critics mentorship programme

Applications now open for the BFI London Film Festival 2022 critics mentorship programme
Reviews

Irma Vep: a cinephile fantasy made flesh

By Catherine Wheatley

Irma Vep: a cinephile fantasy made flesh
Festivals

10 films to watch out for at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022

By Kristy Matheson, Manish Agarwal and others

10 films to watch out for at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022
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