Spotlight on Sjöström

Like D.W. Griffith in America and F.W. Murnau in Germany, Sjöström in Sweden was a pioneer, a technical innovator, and a great artist in the early days of film.

Movies On the Meadows: 2001


Garry Pope reports back from Grantchester Meadows, at the CFF MOVIES ON THE MEADOWS screening of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Addicted to Sheep


Anthony Davis spoke to Magali Pettier, farmer’s daughter and director of ADDICTED TO SHEEP which follows a year in the lives of two sheep farmers.



From Fassbinder to THE FIRE, Faust Lerner offers an overview of this year’s New German Cinema strand at CFF.

Editor’s Blog: Themes Of The Festival

Cambridge Film Festival feature

Edd Elliott gives a low down of the under-the-radar themes of this year’s Cambridge Film Festival.

Mr Holmes


McKellen’s Holmes is where the heart is, writes Xanthe Gilmore.



Arrow Films aren’t just purveyors of cult cinema – they are also a multi-platform distributor of TV from around the world, most recently HOSTAGES.



Relying on bawdy humour and a hip, anti-establishment attitude, MEATBALLS is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Tripper (Bill Murray in his first starring role).

The Wanderers


The Bronx, 1963. Geographically close, but in reality we’re a long way from WEST SIDE STORY and its rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks…

BFI LFF Diary #2

jack toye diary features

Jack Toye provides a sample of life at The London Film Festival 2014.

Fincher Retrospective: Class, Revolution and The Social Network

the social network feature

Edd Elliott considers the class connotations underlying David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

Down by Law

down by law

Rosy Hunt reviews Jim Jarmusch’s earliest film forays, including the “thinking man’s chicken-soup film” DOWN BY LAW which screens at CFF this year.

Introducing Gerhard Lamprecht


Lamprecht’s newly-restored films are causing a celluloid stir – from a retrospective at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2013 to a season at this year’s CFF.

Kind Hearts and Class War


Keith Braithwaite’s pick of the Best of British is KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, a black comedy that packs a hidden punch.

Happy Birthday Jean-Pierre


On 28th May 2014, the bundle of contradictions that is Jean-Pierre Léaud turned 70 years old. Rosy Hunt pays tribute to Truffaut’s favourite “anti-documentary actor”.