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The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021

The LFF’s ‘Experimenta’ programme formed its own kind of micro avant-garde festival this year, featuring an Afro-futurist cyber-musical and a film that exists only as one single 35mm print.

By Ben Nicholson

The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021
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Dune succeeds by avoiding excessive fidelity to the original novel

By Philip Kemp

Dune succeeds by avoiding excessive fidelity to the original novel
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The Crossing uses striking animation techniques but its story struggles to pick up momentum

By Alex Dudok de Wit

The Crossing uses striking animation techniques but its story struggles to pick up momentum
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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
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Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee

By Alex Davidson

Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee
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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
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“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
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Our November 2021 issue

50 years after its release, we reveal the untold stories behind A Clockwork Orange, as seen through the relationship between author Anthony Burgess and director Stanley Kubrick + Edgar Wright on Last Night in Soho, Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall, Małgorzata Szumowska on Never Gonna Snow Again, Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground, the best of Venice and much more…

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Our Martin Scorsese special issue

The second in our Auteurs series celebrating the work of the greatest auteur directors in history tells the full career story (so far) of Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest living filmmakers, via classic features, iconic images and incisive reviews.

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My Dream Palace

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

By Nick Broomfield

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

By Katie McCabe

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas

By Thomas Flew

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas
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The 50 best films of 2020

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
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From our archives

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

By Janet Bergstrom

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

An audience with Howard Hawks

By Joseph McBride

An audience with Howard Hawks

Rhapsody in blue: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

By Gaylene Gould

Rhapsody in blue: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight
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To celebrate the release of The Servant in 4k, we have three Blu-ray bundles of Joseph Losey classic films The Servant, Mr. Klein and The Go-Between, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL to give away.

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