Month: November 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey

It shouldn’t be necessary to recommend Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic milestone, given an extended run at the BFI Southbank from today as part of the ambitious Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season. But there are still some who either find

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Framed Film Festival

Not so long ago, children’s films were generally pretty anodyne. It often looked as if they were made more for worried parents than the children themselves. It is very different today, at least partly because film-makers have taken up the

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Life Itself

Thanks largely to the popular US review show in which he and Gene Siskel bickered about the week’s new films, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, was probably the most widely recognised film critic in the world. He was no

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UK Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Film Festival, one of London’s largest outside of the BFI London Film Festival, opened with Francois Margolin’s The Art Dealer and a massive programme that includes 69 features, plus documentaries and shorts. The festival withdrew from the Tricycle

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