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  • Video: Monster Weekend at the British Museum

    We raise the curtain on our four-month Gothic season with outdoor screenings in the British Museum’s spectacular forecourt.

    Friday 30 August 2013


  • 10 great bat films

    To honour both International Bat Night and the gothic chills of our Monster Weekend, dim the lights for 10 classic movies featuring bats.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 29 August 2013


  • Richard Attenborough at 90: a director at work

    As Richard Attenborough turns 90, we share 15 behind-the-scenes images of his work as director. 

    Thursday 29 August 2013


  • British films at Venice 2013

    New films from Stephen Frears, Jonathan Glazer, Terry Gilliam and Alfonso Cuarón are among the highlights of this year’s Venice Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 28 August 2013


  • The Epic of Everest announced as LFF Archive Gala

    The new restoration of the film of the famous 1924 Everest expedition will receive its world premiere at the 57th BFI London Film Festival.

    Tuesday 27 August 2013


  • Prop4aShw

    Nathaniel Budzinski on a very open show proposal by Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey.

    Nathaniel Budzinski
    Sunday 25 August 2013


  • Film of the week: What Maisie Knew

    Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s modernising of Henry James’ child’s-eye divorce study swaps the master’s scalpel for a spoonful of sugar – but does give Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan room to humanise their monstrous parents, says Philip Horne.

    Philip Horne
    Friday 23 August 2013

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  • ‘It’s in the trees!’ Night of the Demon script

    Look inside the script of supernatural classic Night of the Demon. It’s a dark night, there’s a pale moon, and something is moving in the trees…

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 23 August 2013


  • Why I love... Dracula

    Is the suave, blood-sucking count in the Hammer version of Bram Stoker’s novel the best of all screen Draculas?

    Kevin Lyons
    Friday 23 August 2013


  • Blowing their own alphorn: Swiss musical documentaries

    A sidebar at this year’s New Horizons film festival in Wrocław showcased another Swiss specialism: putting on film the world’s music and sounds, at home and abroad. Agnieszka Gratza reports.

    Agnieszka Gratza
    Friday 23 August 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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