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Samuel is news and features editor for the BFI. He is also a critic for Sight & Sound and has contributed to The Guardian and Total Film.
He still just about stands by this list of 10 favourite films and is proud of making up some of these ones.
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From the Magazine
The Lighthouse review: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson square off in a weatherbeaten two-hander
Robert Eggers directs this 1890s horror with an ear for vintage sea-slang and an eye for early cinema, but there’s more texture than substance in this salty tale, writes Samuel Wigley.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Reviews and recommendations
Five things to watch this weekend – 20-22 December
Including a Studio Ghibli classic, a sci-fi masterpiece and something to get you in the mood for The Lighthouse…
Friday, December 20, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 13-15 December
Including a witchy occult thriller and one of cinema’s great weepies.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 6-8 December
From stomach-churning horror to a Christmas gem that deserves to be better known…
Friday, December 6, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 29 November-1 December
Twenty years on, an anniversary re-release gives another chance to decide: where does Eyes Wide Shut rank in the Kubrick canon?
Friday, November 29, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 22-24 November
Including essential Tarkovsky and one of the world’s most influential horror films.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 15-17 November
Big and small screen recommendations to see you through the weekend.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 8-10 November
Set your timer. Tarkovsky’s on TV.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend – 1-3 November
The best films on TV, streaming or on DVD this weekend, including three very different types of horror and a momentous trio of romances.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Five things to watch this weekend - 25-27 October
One star or five stars? Who is right about one of our recommendations this week?
Friday, October 25, 2019
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