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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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  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 11 September 2014

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  • Jim Jarmusch: five essential films

    As BFI Southbank mounts a major retrospective of the pioneering American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, we choose five of his very best films from a career now into its fourth decade.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 8 September 2014

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  • 10 great films set in Berlin

    With the return to cinemas of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking thriller M, about a manhunt for a serial killer on the streets of the German capital, we take a tour through 10 of the best Berlin movies.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Thursday 4 September 2014

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