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The world premiere of Ken Loach's The Spirit of ’45 tops a strong showing for Team GB at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The missing 1923 film Love, Life and Laughter, considered one of the finest British features at the time and part of the BFI Most Wanted search for 75 ‘missing’ British films, has been found at an archive in Amsterdam.
‘Do you want a leg or a breast?’ As the UK celebrates National Picnic Week, we open up the hamper of film history to select 12 classic picnic scenes.
From Victim to Weekend, we remember some of the best British gay films.
As our John Waters season rollicks into London, with some of Divine’s greatest moments getting the full treatment, we remember some of the best films featuring men and women in drag.
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Sight & Sound magazine
Behind every great female-directed film is a female director. It’s time to make them iconic, says Isabel Stevens.
A late-1950s Norfolk sea town sets its face against the winds of change ushered in by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy’s book lovers in Isabel Coixet’s too-snug adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel, finds Michael Leader.
Hardy’s inked-up, Welsh-inflected, half Native American sailor strides through a richly gothic gallery of rogues in the BBC’s graphic novel-inspired drama series, says Nick James.
In 1959, our critic applauded Alfred Hitchcock's “unmatched ingenuity” and Cary Grant's smooth lead performance in this gleefully mischievous chase thriller that’s back in cinemas to launch the BFI’s new season of thrillers, Who Can You Trust?
Céline Sciamma hones her art with the “near-perfect” Girlhood – and Atom Egoyan returns to form with the grim fable Captives, finds Nick James.
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Supporting UK film
The story of British science-fiction film, from silent classics like A Message from Mars (1913) to Monsters (2010).
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