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The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

22 November 2014 4:05 PM, PST

To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we thought this would be a good time to look at some of the British greats of the genre. Since the 1970s co-productions and foreign investment mean it’s hard to say exactly what a British film is, so for this gallery we have decided to look at films set in Britain

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- Greg Whitmore

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How we made Ida: Paweł Pawlikowski on the journey from script to film

21 November 2014 7:25 AM, PST

Paweł Pawlikowski never learned the rules of film-making and says he’s a film financier’s nightmare – here he explains how he battled industry conventions, as well as Poland’s ‘winter of the century’, to make his award-winning drama

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Peter Bradshaw’s five star review of Ida

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- Paweł Pawlikowski

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Mood Indigo: watch Romain Duris in a deleted scene from Michel Gondry's indie romcom – video

21 November 2014 6:42 AM, PST

Mood Indigo, adapted from the 1947 novel Froth on the Daydream by French novelist Boris Vian, sees a young couple fall in love with each other in a fantasy world of endless possibility. In this deleted scene Colin (Romain Duris) is introduced to the concept of books on pill – a medical dose of literature that allows you to hear the author's words in your head. Mood Indigo is released on DVD, Blu-ray and download on 24 November Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Homesman, Winter Sleep and Get On Up: the Guardian film show – video reviews

21 November 2014 2:20 AM, PST

Peter Bradshaw and Catherine Shoard join Xan Brooks to fight with the underdogs and take arms against this week's turkeys. In battle today: the penultimate part of the Hunger Games franchise, which sees Jennifer Lawrence becoming a revolutionary figurehead; The Homesman, in which Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank escort three mentally ill women across the midwest; James Brown biopic Get On Up and Winter Sleep, a three-and-a-quarter hour Turkish drama acclaimed at Cannes Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Catherine Shoard, Henry Barnes and Mona Mahmood

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Get on Up star Chadwick Boseman: 'James Brown understood his audience' - video interview

18 November 2014 4:48 AM, PST

Chadwick Boseman plays James Brown in new biopic Get On Up. He tells Ben Beaumont-Thomas how he got to the soul of the troubled singer, while director Tate Taylor explains why Brown's chequered past makes for a 'delicious' film. Get on Up is released in the UK this Friday and is already on general release in the Us and Australia Continue reading »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Henry Barnes

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Angelina Jolie attempts an Aussie accent: 'no worries' - video

17 November 2014 7:45 PM, PST

Angelina Jolie and actor Jack O'Connell try out their best Australian slang during a press conference at the Sydney Opera House the morning after the world premiere of Unbroken. 'No worries is a great thing to hear from your crew ... when you're in the middle of a very stressful shoot' said Jolie of directing her second feature film entirely in Australia Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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