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  • Darkness on the edge: Chris Sullivan on Consuming Spirits

    Fourteen years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s singular animated feature lets loose the angels and devils of a blue-collar America at twilight. He talks hope and the abyss with Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Wednesday 18 September 2013

    Interviews

  • Adrift

    Dylan Cave on an ambitious meditation on exile in the Arctic circle.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 18 September 2013

    Bytes

  • Video: Tom Hiddleston on Only Lovers Left Alive

    Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of two centuries-old vampires reuniting after a spell of time apart.

    Monday 16 September 2013

    Video

  • Film of the week: In a World…

    Lake Bell takes on voiceover acting’s glass ceiling in a fresh and savvy ensemble showbiz comedy, says Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Friday 13 September 2013

    Reviews and recommendations

  • BFI London Film Festival 2013: 
30 recommendations

    With vampires and folkies, stories from Mexico, the Philippines and Yorkshire, the BFI LFF 2013 is as multifarious as ever. Here are our favourite films so far.

    Sight & Sound Editors
    Friday 13 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Fantasia 2013: Montreal’s monster convocation

    From Vietnamese martial arts / sex melodrama / musicals to Richard Stanley’s forays around Cathar country, mumblegore entryists and the exploits of horror’s knight-errant Andrzej Zulawski, fantasy cinema once again consumed Canada’s second city this summer, reports Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

  • 10 great French gangster films

    With the rerelease of Classe tous risques, we round up the usual suspects and a clutch of forgotten gems for 10 great Gallic gangster movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Lists

  • Venice 2013: come in, come out of the sun

    More waterlogged poise from Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang, castration fun from Kim Ki-Duk and winning portraits of directors Sam Fuller, James Benning and Richard Linklater stood out on a slow Lido, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 12 September 2013

    Festivals

  • Alive and spinning: Only the Young

    Robert Greene on why a gentle portrait of three skateboarding California teens marks the cutting edge of nonfiction cinema.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 11 September 2013

    Unfiction

  • Five to see at the LFF: period dramas

    Period films bring the past back to life, giving us a colourful glimpse into lives from another era. Here are five to see at the 57th BFI London Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 11 September 2013

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  • 10 great films about brothers

    10 great films about brothers

    Fraternal frictions, jealousy and brotherly love run high in our list of 10 classic brother movies, celebrating the nationwide rerelease of the James Dean classic East of Eden.
    Thursday 10 April 2014

  • 10 great teen films

    10 great teen films

    We chart the growing pains of the coming-of-age movie across the decades with a selection of 10 terrific teen movies.
    Friday 4 April 2014

  • 10 great films about doubles

    10 great films about doubles

    With Jesse Eisenberg acting alongside himself in Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, we reflect on some of cinema’s best films featuring doubles, dead ringers and doppelgängers.
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • 10 great films about sex

    10 great films about sex

    As Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac arrives in cinemas and on the BFI Player, we survey sex on film with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest...
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Lists

  • Behind the scenes: The Godfather trilogy

    Behind the scenes: The Godfather trilogy

    17 rare shots of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola in production on one of film history’s greatest trilogies.
    Tuesday 18 February 2014

    Features

  • Studio Ghibli: five essential films

    Studio Ghibli: five essential films

    As the great Japanese animation studio nears its 30th anniversary and BFI Southbank mounts a full feature retrospective, we pick out five must-see...
    Wednesday 26 March 2014

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the British Academy Film Awards.

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