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  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 10 essential films

    Delve into the best work from one of cinema’s most prolific – and brutal – filmmakers.

    Alex Davidson
    Friday 29 May 2015

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  • 10 great British summer films

    Temperatures are rising in Norfolk-set coming-of-age drama The Goob, the latest British bid for inclusion in the canon of great summertime movies.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 28 May 2015

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  • 10 great romantic horror films

    ‘Lovecraft meets Linklater’ in the new part horror/part love story rulebreaker Spring. It joins a legion of memorable horror films with an often deadly romantic side.

    Michael Blyth
    Thursday 21 May 2015

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  • A history of Hollywood sequels in 10 influential films

    Hugely popular with audiences (if not critics), sequels have been around nearly as long as the history of cinema itself. Some are good, some are terrible, while the following films tell a changing story of how Hollywood does business.

    Stuart Henderson
    Wednesday 20 May 2015

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  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 10 essential films

    Some must-see titles from the long career of one of the great masters of Japanese cinema, famed for his exquisite travelling shots and fierce critiques of his country’s patriarchal inequality.

    Jasper Sharp
    Friday 15 May 2015

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  • 10 great dystopian Australian road movies

    Released to a clamour of excited reviews, Mad Max: Fury Road proves once again that at the movies it’s carnage on the roads down under. Here’s a bumper-to-bumper list of the best entries in Australia’s tradition of violent, petrolhead films.

    Andrew Nette
    Thursday 14 May 2015

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  • 10 great British politics films

    Don’t forget to vote… for any films you think we’ve left off our election-time ballot of terrific films about British politics, politicians and life in Westminster.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 7 May 2015

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  • Rarely seen British political campaigning films released on BFI Player – 10 to try

    Edward Anderson, Ros Cranston, Mark Duguid, Lisa Kerrigan, Jez Stewart, Rebecca Vick, Sue Woods
    Friday 1 May 2015

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  • 10 great films with little or no dialogue

    Winner of the best film award at last year’s BFI London Film Festival, the unique and uncompromising The Tribe joins a small but special body of films that involve hardly any dialogue, relying on the purely visual nature of cinema.

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 30 April 2015

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  • 8½ films inspired by 8½

    Inspired by a case of creative block, Federico Fellini’s classic film about filmmaking has in turn inspired many homages and imitations. These are eight (and a half) of the best.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 29 April 2015

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