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Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of J.M.W. Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.


Murder and ambition drive this sweeping melodrama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

1915 on film

Find out what Britain watched a century ago, as a nation steeled itself for a long war.

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Every week we publish a list of 10 great films, all of which are available to view in the UK.

    • 10 great feminist films

      Some great feminist films are screening at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival this March. We remember some of the pioneering films that paved the way...

      Bev Zalcock
      26 February 2015

    • 10 great British musicals

      While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.

      John Oliver
      26 February 2015

    • 10 great films about Chinese people in the UK

      With the festivities under way for Chinese New Year, we tell the story of cinema's changing depiction of Chinese Britain in these 10 essential films.

      Dylan Cave
      19 February 2015

    • 10 great screwball comedies

      Emerging in the 1930s, screwball comedies were a wild new strain of fast-talking farces involving battles of the sexes and a world forever on the brink of chaos. Here are 10 of the best places to start.

      Samuel Wigley
      12 February 2015

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