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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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Five things to watch this weekend – 27-29 March
Plains, trains and vintage action on the Pyramid Stage – what are you watching this weekend?
Friday, March 27, 2020
Where to stream the best really long films
Streaming tips for people with time on their hands.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Five things to watch this weekend – 13-15 March
How about a 55-minute unbroken shot?
Friday, March 13, 2020
Five things to watch this weekend – 6-8 March
Midnight-sun horror, head-spinning action and tales of fanaticism – what are you watching this weekend?
Friday, March 6, 2020
Five things to watch this weekend – 28 February - 1 March
Classic Studio Ghibli and a Ming dynasty heist movie head up our recommendations this week. What will you be watching?
Friday, February 28, 2020
10 to see at Borderlines Film Festival 2020
Running down the highlights at this year’s edition of the massive rural film festival in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Welsh Marches.
Five things to watch this weekend – 21-23 February
Medieval masterpieces, Kubrickian sci-fi and sadomasochism among the desert dunes – what are you watching this weekend?
Friday, February 21, 2020
Five things to watch this weekend – 14-16 February
Erotic Korean thrillers, game-playing horror and end-of-the-world nailbiters — what are you watching this weekend?
Friday, February 14, 2020
Five things to watch this weekend – 7-9 February
Zombies, spies and a court case that grips Britain… what are you watching this weekend?
Friday, February 7, 2020
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
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