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Reviews

Sherwood: rewardingly knotty post-union drama

The ghosts of the 1980s miners’ strike haunt this beautifully realised portrait of a Nottinghamshire village riven by simmering conflicts. James Graham’s masterful script delivers twists, turns and narrative wallops aplenty.

By Kate Stables

Sherwood: rewardingly knotty post-union drama
From the Sight and Sound archive

Blaxploitation, from Shaft to Original Gangstas

By Mike Phillips

Blaxploitation, from Shaft to Original Gangstas
Features

In the shadow of Apu: in praise of Satyajit Ray’s Calcutta trilogy

By Omar Ahmed

In the shadow of Apu: in praise of Satyajit Ray’s Calcutta trilogy
Talkies

The long take: a Kyiv symphony

By Pamela Hutchinson

The long take: a Kyiv symphony
Interviews

In the Black Fantastic: a conversation with Ekow Eshun

By Chrystel Oloukoï

In the Black Fantastic: a conversation with Ekow Eshun
Interviews

“Every person is a universe”: Wim Wenders on Wings of Desire

By Lou Thomas

“Every person is a universe”: Wim Wenders on Wings of Desire
Reviews

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion

By Jonathan Romney

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion
Features

Wandering souls: the ending of L’eclisse

By Paul Tickell

Wandering souls: the ending of L’eclisse
News

Approaching Shadows and a game-changing, people-centred model for film production

By Clare Baines

Approaching Shadows and a game-changing, people-centred model for film production
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 July

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 July
Features

Time at the bar: how every scene in EastEnders’ Queen Vic pub became an epic film event

By Matthew Harle

Time at the bar: how every scene in EastEnders’ Queen Vic pub became an epic film event
News

All about StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling project drawing inspiration from the UK’s moving image archive

All about StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling project drawing inspiration from the UK’s moving image archive
Reviews

Nitram: a sensitive cautionary tale against lax gun laws

By Carmen Gray

Nitram: a sensitive cautionary tale against lax gun laws
Interviews

There’s no Greek weird wave: Jacqueline Lentzou on Moon, 66 Questions

By Georgia Korossi

There’s no Greek weird wave: Jacqueline Lentzou on Moon, 66 Questions
Reviews

Tigers: a raw, revealing portrait of the beautiful game and its mental health hazards

By Tim Hayes

Tigers: a raw, revealing portrait of the beautiful game and its mental health hazards
10 great

10 great black-and-white films of the 1980s

By Samuel Wigley

10 great black-and-white films of the 1980s
News

World premiere of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical to open 66th BFI London Film Festival

World premiere of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical to open 66th BFI London Film Festival
Reviews

Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities

By Leila Latif

Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities
News

BFI Skills Review published for film and high-end television

BFI Skills Review published for film and high-end television
Reviews

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War – a touching search for a missing artist

By Philip Concannon

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War – a touching search for a missing artist
Interviews

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert interviewed by Edgar Wright

By Edgar Wright

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert interviewed by Edgar Wright
News

Announcing BFI Film on Film Festival, a new festival dedicated to celebrating the art of film and film projection

Announcing BFI Film on Film Festival, a new festival dedicated to celebrating the art of film and film projection
Interviews

Aparna Sen on her memories of Satyajit Ray, and her controversial new film The Rapist: “Someone or other is bound to get offended”

By Arun A.K.

Aparna Sen on her memories of Satyajit Ray, and her controversial new film The Rapist: “Someone or other is bound to get offended”
Talkies

Poll position: one more film

By David Thomson

Poll position: one more film
News

66th BFI London Film Festival announces UK-wide and London venues and programme structure

66th BFI London Film Festival announces UK-wide and London venues and programme structure
News

Significant gap in careers advice presents major block for new entrants to screen industries, finds new research

Significant gap in careers advice presents major block for new entrants to screen industries, finds new research
Interviews

10 unsung British films

By Lou Thomas

10 unsung British films
Features

Staying with the trouble: the ending of Wanda

By Becca Voelcker

Staying with the trouble: the ending of Wanda
Reviews

Elvis: a frenetic jukebox musical that’s heavy on style and light on substance

By Simran Hans

Elvis: a frenetic jukebox musical that’s heavy on style and light on substance
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