British cinema

Rialto – first look review

By Tom Bond

Pete Mackie Burns' first rate follow-up to Daphne explores the repressed homosexuality of a shy dock worker.

Watch: An alternative history of British cinema in 10 films

By Luís Azevedo

Lesser-known works that broke the mould, from Kenneth Macpherson’s Borderline to Sally Potter’s Orlando.

Exploring the Best of British cinema at the 2019 Edinburgh Film Festival

By Iana Murray

This year’s EIFF showcased a diverse crop of homegrown films, from a monochrome Cornish curio to a love letter to Dundee.

In praise of Blue – Derek Jarman’s haunting reflection on HIV

By Max Ramsay

The pioneering British filmmaker’s final work remains a profoundly personal and poetic work.

How British cinema fell out of love with the seaside

By Tom Beasley

Coastal towns have long been a source of nostalgia on screen, but this setting has come to signify something else in recent years.

Adding the voices of rebellious women back into the British film archives

By Hannah Clugston

The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.

How A Taste of Honey put a female spin on the British New Wave

By Stephen Puddicombe

Shelagh Delaney’s voice stood out from the angry young men who dominated British cinema in the mid 20th century.

10 recent London realist films you should watch

By Lou Thomas

Contemporary stories offering a diverse mix of authentic, recognisable London voices.

Why This Sporting Life is one of the greatest British films ever made

By James Oddy

Lindsay Anderson’s exhilarating look at the psyche of rugby league player has lost none of its emotional punch.

Why is Black British film struggling to find its voice?

By Nadia Latif

A recent conference highlighted the urgent need to promote diversity across the UK industry.

Is Nil by Mouth the bleakest kitchen-sink drama ever made?

By William Carroll

With his directorial debut, Gary Oldman offers a deeply affecting study of addiction and domestic abuse.

T2 Trainspotting

By David Jenkins

They’ve decided to bring the band back together. They really shouldn’t have bothered.

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The T2 Trainspotting soundtrack has been announced

By Lena Hanafy

Featuring a remix of ‘Lust For Life’ by our old friends The Prodigy.

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