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  • 10 great trilogies

    As Roberto Rossellini’s groundbreaking War trilogy makes its UK debut on Blu-ray, we round up 10 more of film history’s very best trilogies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 19 March 2015

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  • 10 great bisexual films

    Characters who desire both men and women are few and far between on the big screen. But there are some glorious exceptions…

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 12 March 2015

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  • 10 great actresses who excel in older roles

    It’s not just Katharine Hepburn who lit up the screen in roles as an older actress. Here are 10 more women who achieved rewarded creativity in their 60s and beyond.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 6 March 2015

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  • 10 great feminist films

    Some great feminist films are screening at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival this March. We remember some of the pioneering films that paved the way…

    Bev Zalcock
    Thursday 5 March 2015

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  • Seven essential films shot by Robbie Ryan

    The atmospheric, Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy is the latest film to showcase the evocative images of Irish-born Robbie Ryan, one of the finest cinematographers at work today.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 27 February 2015

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  • Late Liz: 10 forgotten Elizabeth Taylor films

    Weird and wonderful, but often box-office failures, the films Elizabeth Taylor made towards the end of her career aren’t much seen anymore, but plenty of discoveries lie in wait for the dedicated Taylor fan.

    Simon McCallum
    Friday 27 February 2015

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  • 10 great British musicals

    While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.

    John Oliver
    Thursday 26 February 2015

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  • 10 great films about Chinese people in the UK

    With the festivities under way for Chinese New Year, we tell the story of cinema’s changing depiction of Chinese Britain in these 10 essential films.

    Dylan Cave
    Thursday 19 February 2015

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  • Glasgow Film Festival 2015: 10 to see

    With the 11th Glasgow Film Festival about to get under way, here are 10 of the hottest tickets in this year’s programme.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 17 February 2015

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  • 10 great screwball comedies

    Emerging in the 1930s, screwball comedies were a wild new strain of fast-talking farces involving battles of the sexes and a world forever on the brink of chaos. Here are 10 of the best places to start.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 12 February 2015

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