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  • 10 great American sci-fi films of the 1950s

    In the 1950s, cold war paranoia and the fear of imminent destruction gave rise to an unparalleled wave of alien invasion movies and apocalyptic space adventures. As Invasion of the Body Snatchers returns to cinemas, we count down 10 of the best.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 30 October 2014

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  • Marlon Brando – 10 roles that got away

    Performance with Mick Jagger and Marlon Brando? Brando as Lawrence of Arabia instead of Peter O’Toole? Over the decades, many now classic films sought the great method actor for their starring role. Here are 10 movies that would have been very different if Brando had been in them.

    David Parkinson
    Tuesday 28 October 2014

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  • 10 great sci-fi films of the 21st century

    The 21st century was once just a subject for science fiction – now we’re living it. But what are the best sci-fi movies made since we crossed into the new millennium?

    Neil Mitchell
    Thursday 23 October 2014

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  • 10 great battleship and war-at-sea films

    Battleships, submarines and sea warfare are the co-ordinates of this week’s list, in celebration of the London Film Festival Archive Gala screening and nationwide rerelease of one of the great, forgotten British war films.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 16 October 2014

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  • 10 great black British films

    With Destiny Ekaragha’s new comedy Gone Too Far! now only the fourth British film directed by a black woman to be released in cinemas in the UK, it felt the right time to ask: what are some of the best films about black British experience? 

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 9 October 2014

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  • 10 diverse female talents to watch at the LFF

    This year’s Festival is striking for the diverse female talent both behind and in front of the camera. Here are ten to look out for across the programme.

    Jemma Desai
    Friday 3 October 2014

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  • 10 great films about the Troubles

    As Yann Demange’s acclaimed debut, ’71, gets its UK premiere at the London Film Festival ahead of a nationwide release, we look at some of the best films about Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 2 October 2014

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  • 12 up-and-coming British directors

    This year’s London Film Festival programme is a sign of the rude health of UK cinema, featuring 12 directorial debuts by British directors. Here’s your guide to the breakthrough dozen.

    Tricia Tuttle, Edward Lawrenson, Michael Blyth
    Friday 26 September 2014

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  • 10 great European road movies

    With the release of Pawel Pawlikowski’s award-winning drama Ida on BFI Player, we’re setting off on 10 more unmissable road trips across Europe.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 25 September 2014

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  • 10 great horror films of the 21st century

    With the Cult section of the BFI London Film Festival offering a tasting menu of the some of the most striking new horror cinema, we got to thinking: what are the best horror films made since the year 2000?

    Michael Blyth
    Thursday 18 September 2014

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