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  • 10 great Japanese gangster movies

    Jasper Sharp journeys deep into Tokyo’s cinematic underworld and beyond to pick out 10 of the best Japanese mobster movies.

    Jasper Sharp
    Wednesday 20 March 2013

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  • 10 great directors and their English-language debuts

    With Park Chan-wook unveiling Stoker, we pick out 10 other world-class directors and their first English-language films.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 1 March 2013

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  • My five favourite Carmen Miranda films

    To mark the publication of her new study of flamboyant star Carmen Miranda, Lisa Shaw chooses the Brazilian Bombshell’s five greatest films.

    Lisa Shaw
    Thursday 28 February 2013

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  • Acting up: 10 film directors played on screen

    With Anthony Hopkins and Toby Jones facing off for the title of best Hitchcock in new biopics, we look at rare examples of actors playing directors.

    Samuel Wigley
    Saturday 9 February 2013

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  • The tube at 150: 10 great films on the underground

    As the London underground celebrates its 150th anniversary, we pick 10 memorable onscreen appearances.

    Bryony Dixon, John Oliver, Sue Woods, Josephine Botting, Patrick Russell, Lisa Kerrigan, Alex Davidson, Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 9 January 2013

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  • Flirting with screwball

    The zany spirit of Hollywood’s screwball comedies is alive and well in the films of Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell and the Coen brothers.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Tuesday 8 January 2013

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  • Born in 1913: six filmmakers’ centenaries

    Curator Patrick Russell celebrates the work of six filmmakers born 100 years ago, all leading lights in Britain’s mid-20th century documentary movement.

    Patrick Russell
    Monday 7 January 2013

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  • London Short Film Festival: 10 to try

    BFI National Archive curator Dylan Cave selects 10 highlights from the eclectic programme at this year’s London Short Film Festival.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 4 January 2013

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  • Desert films: 10 to try

    With David Lean’s Middle Eastern epic Lawrence of Arabia celebrating its 50th anniversary, we recommend 10 other great sand-blown desert classics.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 23 November 2012

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  • My favourite modern vampire films

    From Buffy and Blade to the Twilight series, the vampire film has flourished since the early 1990s. Author Ken Gelder chooses his favourites.

    Ken Gelder
    Wednesday 21 November 2012

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