Jacques Tati, with his signature pipe, in ‘Mon Oncle’ (1958)
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Waiting for Monsieur Hulot

As France’s comic genius gets a BFI season, Ian Thomson looks back at the films of Jacques Tati

Edward Snowden in 'Citizenfour'

Citizenfour – film review

A gripping real-life thriller about Edward Snowden

Emma Roberts in 'Palo Alto'

Palo Alto – film review

Gia Coppola’s tale of teenagers’ interconnected lives is a marvel

James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan in 'The Best of Me'

The Best of Me – film review

A syrupy story of high-school sweethearts reunited

Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall in 'The Judge'

The Judge – film review

David Dobkin directs a star-studded tale of family reconciliation

Karidja Touré (left) as Mariéme and Simina Soumaré as Bébé in ‘Girlhood’

London Film Festival: five of the best

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as codebreaker Alan Turing, Mike Leigh sheds light on Turner’s genius, and women directors tell stories about heroines

Greg Wise, centre, as Ruskin in 'Effie Gray'

Effie Gray – film review

A portrait of the critic John Ruskin as frigid, pouty and cruel

Jack O’Connell in ''71'

’71 – film review

A British soldier is stranded in Belfast in Yann Demange’s thriller

Malachi Kirby and Golda John in 'Gone Too Far!'

Gone Too Far! – film review

South London teenagers squabble and feud in this funky, funny film

Will Poulter in 'The Maze Runner'

The Maze Runner – film review

Another gladiatorial story franchise for teens is launched

John Ruskin, visionary and villain

‘Effie Gray’ should not blind us to the Victorian seer’s virtues

‘Gone Girl’ and the gender wars

A look at the shifting nature of marriage in the movies as the film of the bestseller reignites the battle of the sexes

Steve McQueen interview

The Oscar-winning director of ‘12 Years a Slave’ is champion of the huge – and dark – subjects that others avoid. He explains why he still has much more to say about sex, death and desire

Dracula Untold – film review

Entertaining tale of the antihero’s journey from Vlad to Drac

Gone Girl – film review

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in David Fincher’s mystery thriller

Tony Benn: Will and Testament – film review

Documentary in which Benn reflects on his private and political life

Violette – film review

Biographical drama about the French novelist Violette Leduc

Maps to the Stars – film review

David Cronenberg’s satire of dreams and hallucinations in Hollywood

Ida – film review

Wondrous puzzle-poem about a nun’s journey into family memory

Human Capital – film review

Two Italian clans go to war after a hit-and-run incident

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