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Samuel Wigley

Samuel edits the news section of bfi.org.uk. He is also a contributor to Sight & Sound, Total Film and The Guardian.

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  • Spoiling for a fight: Lone Scherfig on The Riot Club

    The Danish director of An Education talks Jamie Oliver’s posh chips, her growing Anglophilia, and the allure of the elite British world of her new film, The Riot Club.

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Interviews

  • British films at Toronto 2014

    This year’s Toronto International Film Festival programme is awash with UK films and talent, including eight films backed by the BFI Film Fund.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Features

  • 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.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Features

  • Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

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

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Features

  • 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.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Features

  • Hitchcock’s masterpiece Rear Window turns 60

    Peek inside the press book produced for the original release of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller Rear Window, now 60 years old.

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Features

  • 10 great American film noirs

    With Orson Welles’s magnificent noir melodrama The Lady from Shanghai back in cinemas, we turn back the clock to the golden age of Hollywood to select the 10 best American film noirs.

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great really long films

    To watch all of the films on this week’s list, you’ll need over 65 hours. Heralding the release of Lav Diaz’s monumental epic Norte, the End of History, here are 10 film giants that stretch to four hours or (way) beyond.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great films about Brits abroad

    With summer holiday season upon us and millions of Brits packing their bags for some sunshine overseas, what are some of the best movies about British expats and holidaymakers?

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Lists

  • BFI edition of silent classic Underground wins best Blu-ray at DVD awards

    The restored, high definition edition of Anthony Asquith’s 1928 classic of London life is named the year’s best Blu-ray by Italy’s esteemed Il Cinema Ritrovato festival.

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Announcements

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