Shoot the Messenger (2006)

Shoot the Messenger, is a 2006 BBC Films production directed by Ngozi Onwurah (Welcome II the Terrordome), a story about a newly appointed black school teacher attempting to readdress the racial imbalance in schools, in a landmark film in the history of Black British film. Available on Blu-ray for the first time released by the BFI. JoeContinue reading “Shoot the Messenger (2006)”

Jules et Jim (1962)

Part of the François Truffaut: For the Love of Films season at the BFI, Jules et Jim is a black and white French classic from one of the most influential directors of the French New Wave that brings a fascinating mélange of love, romance and friendship to the screen. Set around 1912 before the outbreakContinue reading “Jules et Jim (1962)”

South (1919)

SOUTH is screening at BFI Southbank and in selected cinemas from 28 January and out on Blu-ray/DVD on South and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration on Film, released by the BFI on 28 February. A black and white silent documentary with music showing unprecedented footage from one of the very first Antarctic expeditions during ‘the Heroic Age of AntarcticContinue reading “South (1919)”

Drive My Car

Drive My Car is available to rent on the BFI Player and is part of the BFI Japanese season, based on the short story “Men Without Women” by Murakami Haruki it won the Best Screen Play at Cannes 2021. It’s about (spoiler alerts) a theatre actor / director and his sexually charged relationship with hisContinue reading “Drive My Car”

Seven Samurai (1954)

Opening in selected cinemas from 29th October 2021 as part of the BFI’s season celebrating 100 years of Japanese cinema, Seven Samurai (1954) is Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s own favourite film, an epic tale about a village under attack from a group of bandits that hits upon the idea to hire a group of samurai toContinue reading “Seven Samurai (1954)”

Cop Secret

Cop Secret had its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2021, it’s an Icelandic action-comedy parodying the high octane Hollywood police films, where two rival cops have to team up to stop a mastermind villain only to get more out of their partnership than they bargained for. Bússi (Auðunn Blöndal) is known as Reykjavik’s superContinue reading “Cop Secret”

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Maltese Falcon (1941) is back in cinemas from 17th September to celebrate its 80th anniversary as part of the BFI’s Watching the Detectives season. Adapted from Dashiell Hammett’s novel it sees John Houston take his directional debut in this black and white film noir classic. Private investigator Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and his partner Miles ArcherContinue reading “The Maltese Falcon (1941)”

Souad

Opening in cinemas in the UK & Ireland on 27 August 2021, Souad is a window into the world of a young ‘Generation Z’ girl, growing up in a small city outside of Cairo as she struggles to conform to her strict family and cultural traditions whilst acting like a normal teenager, which is further complicated byContinue reading “Souad”

Piccadilly (1929)

Piccadilly (1929) is a silent movie based on the glamorous world of a London revue bar and the entangled relationships behind its inner workings with spurned love, rivalry and jealousy that results in murder. This is a newly restored High Definition deluxe edition complete with an array of video extras now available on Blu RayContinue reading “Piccadilly (1929)”