"there are enough ambitious ideas and awe-inspiring aesthetics in it to keep the patient viewer engaged for the long haul": Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR (2014) screens 8pm today at #BFI IMAX https://projectedfigures.com/2014/11/07/interstellar-2014
I've been living at the #BFI lately (no bad thing!). This afternoon: John Carpenter's #TheThing, part of the BFI's SciFiMAX series. Pretty sure I'd never seen this on a big screen before, and here it was on the biggest, Southbank IMAX. 40 years on, the practical FX (& everything else) hold up great.
Snow (1963) - Geoffrey Jones | BFI National Archive — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI — is the perfect little public information/art film. Driving sound track (a time-shifted version of Sandy Nelson's "Teen Beat") and rapid cut scenes lift it well above the ordinary
London Film Festival Director Kristy Matheson on ‘Saltburn,’ ‘Chicken Run 2’ and Mission to ‘Elevate U.K. Work to the Rest of the World’
#Variety #Global #News #Bfi #BfiLondonFilmFestival #ChickenRunDawnoftheNugget #Saltburn
"a sly, serious examination of the violent intersection between different horrors, fanciful or real": Peter Bogdanovich's sophisticated, metacinematic feature debut TARGETS (1968) on Blu-ray from today via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies https://lwlies.com/articles/what-to-watch-at-home-in-september/
THE BRIDE trailer | BFI London Film Festival 2023
Director Myriam Uwiragiye Birara
"Rwandan scholar Eva’s childhood is abruptly cut short when she is snatched away from home to become a stranger’s bride, in this striking feature debut."
"a hallucinatory psychodrama of the creative process": Ken Russell's GOTHIC (1986), written by Stephen Volk, is on Blu-ray from today via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies https://lwlies.com/articles/what-to-watch-at-home-in-september/
Rintaro's METROPOLIS (2001) offers a "towering world of tomorrow erected on the foundations of yesterday’s cultural influence".
Screens 11.30am today at #BFI IMAX, where it should look extraordinary https://projectedfigures.com/2017/08/20/metropolis-metroporisu-2001
"an uncomfortable, accusatory character study, as it catches us on one side or another of Fleck's misplaced laughter, and tries to get us all to dance to his bloody steps": Todd Phillips' JOKER (2019) screens 7.30pm this evening at #BFI IMAX https://projectedfigures.com/2019/10/02/joker-2019/
Busting the block (and Bush): THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) screens 5pm at #BFI IMAX, in 70mm. Not to hype, but seeing this 15 years ago in the same venue is one of the most breathtaking cinema experiences that I have ever had... https://projectedfigures.com/2017/03/09/21st-century-blockbusters-dark-knight-2008
BFI's "Greatest Films of All Time"
I love a good list, and if you are a cinephile, you'll find this a fun one to scroll through. 🍿
I confess to only having watched one of the top 10 films on this list, which is put together mainly be critics and people who work in the film industry. Must rectify that.
On the other hand, I have watched seven of the top 10 films on the IMDB top 250 list…
In 1952, the Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the […]
I’m probably not bothering with the London Film Fest (£££), but if I were, I’d definitely check out ‘Fingernails’.
I loved the director’s previous film, ‘Apples’. Also I’m intrigued to know if that writing credit for Sam Steiner is the playwright (of Lemonsx5). If so, yay! 👌🏻
HORROR GETS WEIRD: 6 ODDITIES FROM FRIGHTFEST 2023: preview piece on this weekend's #FrightFest (starting this evening) for #BFI https://www.bfi.org.uk/lists/horror-gets-weird-6-oddities-from-frightfest-2023/
HORROR GETS WEIRD: 6 ODDITIES FROM FRIGHTFEST 2023: preview piece on this weekend's #FrightFest for #BFI
"a work of winning charm and surreal background detail, where everyone desires, but not everyone knows what – or who – they want": Bill Forsyth's coming-of-ager GREGORY'S GIRL (1980) now on Blu/UHD via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies https://lwlies.com/articles/what-to-watch-at-home-in-august/
Time for an #introduction
I'm Paul, #music and #nature lover, web developer for the #BFI and #queer far-leftist.
I've had various accounts on the fediverse for maybe six or seven years now, including running the kith.kitchen instance before it got too much for me.
I live in #Leeds UK, I'm occasionally down south for work or family reasons.
And most importantly I have two #cats called Dill and Parsley.
I'm heading for the special screening of my recent feature-length ethnographic documentary Hopa Lide
All events are free to attend!
Waxworks 1924 ‘Das Wachsfigurenkabinett’
Directed by Paul Leni, Leo Birinski
A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.
Partially #Lostmedia #silentmovie #restored in #2K #BFI #Classicmovie #Movies
Hearing #ReeceSheersmith talking to Radcliffe and Marconie on the #BBC6Music and how in his free time he'd just been to a Q&A with Dario Argento at the #BFI and was in the middle of binging some of Dario's finest works.
I love how much of a geek he is and how he make no apologies for the joy he has in the things he finds interesting, he should come to #Mastodon, the Geek Social Network!
#BFI article about #Kubrik's 2001 and the invention of the #iPad https://www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/did-stanley-kubrick-invent-ipad
The writer of the article then explains that the internet means we get new updates more frequently than every hour. However, I'm not sure the internet extends to 'far out in space' so I think every hour is pretty good.
Disobedience, with a demon: "For all the kabbalistic rituals," Gabriel Bier Gislason's ATTACHMENT (2022) is at heart "a story of mothers and daughters, and a queer romance of otherness." On Shudder from today. Capsule for #BFI
#Horror #Jewish/Folklore #Orthodox #Queer https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/lists/primal-scenes-personal-perspectives-reflections-cult-strand-lff
Großartig, es gibt eine neue Liste “The Greatest Films of All Time” von #SightAndSound :mastojoy:
Und gleich mit einer dicken Überraschung und Wechsel auf Platz 1 sowie bemerkenswerte Neuzugänge!
Die neue “Directors’ 100 Greatest Films of All Time” setzt andere Akzente …
Da muss ich für mich noch ein paar Lücken zu füllen!
Regarding the Sight and Sound greatest film poll—I am not going to dunk on Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. It really is an excellent film for reasons that are better set out by others more eloquent than myself. But, at the same time, is it the greatest film of all time? No!
Thoroughly recommend adding Herbert Ponting’s ‘The Great White Silence’ to your watch list if you haven’t already — the official record of Captain Scott’s heroic journey to the South Pole and a treasured Blu-ray from The British Film Institute.