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  • 10 great films set in the 18th century

    Revolution, heaving corsets and pistols at dawn – the 1700s hold plenty of fascination for filmmakers looking to bring the past back to cinematic life.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 28 July 2016

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  • The best British TV of 2016 so far

    The BFI’s TV curators round up their personal favourites from what’s already been a bumper year on the small screen.

    Steve Bryant, Gosta Johansson, Lisa Kerrigan, Kathleen Luckey, Pam Rostron
    Tuesday 26 July 2016

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  • 10 great Greek films

    From Angelopoulos to the new weird wave, here are some of the finest cinematic exports from Greece.

    Christina Newland
    Thursday 21 July 2016

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  • Six films about masculinity directed by women

    Portraits of maleness through the lens of great female filmmakers.

    Sophie Monks Kaufman
    Tuesday 19 July 2016

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  • 10 great Danish films

    From the country that gave us Dreyer, von Trier and Nicolas Winding Refn, here are 10 essential films to mark the release of the warped new Danish comedy Men and Chicken.

    Sarah Lutton
    Thursday 14 July 2016

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  • Five essential books on feminist film

    Critic and author Sophie Mayer recommends some indispensable reading on feminist cinema.

    Sophie Mayer
    Wednesday 13 July 2016

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  • 10 great American election films

    With Trump vs Clinton fever mounting across the Atlantic, it’s a perfect time to catch up with some of the best movies about US elections.

    Ian Mantgani
    Friday 8 July 2016

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  • 10 great swashbucklers

    With pirates, swordplay, musketeers and outlaws galore, few films come more rousingly entertaining than these swashbuckling classics from the golden age of Hollywood.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 30 June 2016

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  • Claude Chabrol: 10 essential films

    Known as the ‘French Hitchcock’, Chabrol was the most prolific of the new wave directors, leaving behind a huge number of icily brilliant thrillers. These are some of his best.

    Craig Williams
    Friday 24 June 2016

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  • 17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row

    Here’s to cinema’s winning streaks, when an unstoppable director made one belter after another.

    Nikki Baughan, Graham Fuller, Patrick Gamble, Peter Hill, Ian Mantgani, Sophie Mayer, Neil Mitchell, Christina Newland, Ben Nicholson, David Parkinson, Jasper Sharp, Leigh Singer, Lou Thomas, Matthew Thrift, Thirza Wakefield, Samuel Wigley, Craig Williams
    Thursday 23 June 2016

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