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  • 10 great London crime films

    To mark the rerelease of John Mackenzie’s seminal gangster thriller The Long Good Friday, we celebrate 10 other essential crime films set in the capital.

    Michael Pattison
    Thursday 18 June 2015

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  • 10 great films set in 1950s Britain

    John Boorman’s Queen and Country is the latest period drama to return us to Britain in the 1950s, a time of national service, the Queen’s coronation and the debut of radio’s The Archers.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 11 June 2015

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  • Marilyn Monroe vs 10 great directors

    Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Howard Hawks, John Huston –  one by one the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of the time went in to bat against the era’s most iconic screen goddess. This is the story of Marilyn and her directors.

    Christina Newland
    Monday 8 June 2015

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  • Action! Trash! Art! – 10 essential video-shop classics from Cannon Films

    The story of action and exploitation giant Cannon Films, who filled 1980s video-shop shelves with trash classics such as American Ninja, The Delta Force, Death Wish II and Masters of the Universe.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 5 June 2015

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  • 10 great films shot in CinemaScope

    Marilyn Monroe comedy How to Marry a Millionaire was the first film produced in a groundbreaking new widescreen process that revolutionised filmmaking in the 1950s. Feel the width of these 10 big and beautiful classics that followed in its wake.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 4 June 2015

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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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