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  • British films at Venice 2014

    A cluster of unique new films from emerging talents heads up the UK selection at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 27 August 2014

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  • Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

    The great British actor, Oscar-winning director and former BFI Chairman, Richard Attenborough, has died aged 90.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 24 August 2014

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  • Herzog’s ark

    From the beasts of the jungle to the rats, cats and bats of Nosferatu, the films of Werner Herzog are full of the wonders of the animal kingdom. With our 18-film Herzog collection now available on Blu-ray/DVD, here’s our guide to the legendary director’s movie menagerie.


    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • On location with Werner Herzog

    Rare images of Werner Herzog in production on some of his greatest films, courtesy of the Werner Herzog Collection held by Deutsche Kinemathek.


    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer picks his favourite Werner Herzog films

    Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Act of Killing was voted the best film of 2013 by Sight & Sound, tells us what inspires him about the work of his film’s executive producer: Werner Herzog.

    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Charulata: the pinnacle of Satyajit Ray’s art

    The great Bengali director Satyajit Ray established a reputation as a realist with his classic debut Pather Panchali, but by the time of his 1964 masterpiece Charulata was pushing in a new, exquisite direction.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 20 August 2014

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  • Seven things we love about Heathers

    Cult 80s classic Heathers was a flop on release but has long since become recognised as one of the high peaks of the teen movie genre. Here’s why it’s special.

    Lou Thomas
    Tuesday 19 August 2014

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  • Panic on the streets of London: filming The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    An all-time great London film, The Day the Earth Caught Fire sets the stage for the end of the world in real-life locations around the capital.

    John Oliver
    Tuesday 19 August 2014

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  • Shooting the message #17: Maverick Advertising and Design

    When the Gibraltar national football team mounted a bid to be let into UEFA, it called upon the services of communications film production company Maverick Advertising and Design. The resulting films are a test-case in the power of moving images to send a message.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

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  • Lauren Bacall: a career in pictures

    After one of the all-time-great acting debuts, Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, blazed a trail in Hollywood as a fiercely independent and charismatic star.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

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