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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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  • Chantal Akerman: 10 essential films

    As her final film is released in cinemas, we recommend some of the finest places to get up to speed with the innovative work of the late, great Chantal Akerman.

    Michael Ewins
    Tuesday 21 June 2016

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  • 10 great films set in Yorkshire

    With A Month in the Country out on Blu-ray, we celebrate a selection of the best Yorkshire movies.

    Brogan Morris
    Thursday 16 June 2016

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  • 10 great films that inspired Steven Spielberg

    He’s made some of the best-loved films of the modern era, but which movies have made Spielberg himself tick?

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 9 June 2016

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  • 10 essential Romanian directors

    Your guide to some of the very best filmmakers to come from Romania.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 7 June 2016

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  • 10 great Australian gay films

    As moving romance Holding the Man is released in cinemas, we dry our eyes and pay tribute to some of the best Australian gay films that came before.

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 2 June 2016

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  • 10 great films about journalists

    Stop the press! With Spotlight now on BFI Player, it’s time to revisit some of the juiciest journalism movies.

    Lou Thomas
    Wednesday 1 June 2016

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  • 12 masterful Spielberg set-pieces

    Like Hitchcock before him, Steven Spielberg is a master of the cinematic set-piece. These dozen sequences are the essence of his craft.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 27 May 2016

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  • Howard Hawks: 10 essential films + three underrated ones

    Across film noir, action-adventure, westerns and screwball comedies, Howard Hawks made some of the most flat-out entertaining movies you could ever see. Sometimes championing 10 just isn’t enough…

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 27 May 2016

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