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  • 10 great Italian films of the 1960s

    As many a film director’s favourite film, Fellini’s grand opus 8½, returns to cinemas, we round up 10 more masterpieces from what was a golden age for Italian cinema: the 1960s.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Thursday 23 April 2015

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  • Anthony Quinn centenary: 10 essential films

    Born 100 years ago in Chihuahua, Mexico, Anthony Quinn won two Oscars, played many different nationalities and appeared in countless memorable films, from Lawrence of Arabia to Zorba the Greek. These 10 are him at his best.

    Mike Sutton
    Tuesday 21 April 2015

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  • 10 great New York noirs

    With the classic thriller Cry of the City, filmed on the streets of Little Italy, back in cinemas, we take a walk on the wild side with 10 of the best film noirs set in New York.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 16 April 2015

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  • 10 great modern British documentaries directed by women

    Louise Osmond is one of a number of distinctive female documentary-makers to have emerged in recent British cinema. As her latest film, the racing underdog story Dark Horse, goes on release, we look at some of their finest achievements.

    Ros Cranston, Catherine McGahan
    Thursday 9 April 2015

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  • 10 great Polish films

    It would be foolish to try to encapsulate the films of Poland in just 10 titles, but for those looking for points of entry into one of modern cinema’s most vital filmmaking nations, here are some of the very best.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 2 April 2015

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  • 15 unforgettable rain scenes

    It never rains but it pours at the movies, and never more so than in the rain-lashed future visions of Ridley Scott in the cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner. To celebrate its nationwide rerelease, we get out the umbrellas to count down 15 memorable movie moments when the clouds open.

    Mike Sutton
    Thursday 2 April 2015

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  • 10 great films that deserve to be better known

    To mark National Awareness Week (well, April Fools’ Day), we champion 10 films that have slipped through the cracks of movie history but await rediscovery.

    Samuel Wigley, Pamela Hutchinson, Patrick Fahy, Matthew Thrift, Michael Blyth, Jemma Desai, Jon Spira, Michael Brooke, Simran Hans
    Wednesday 1 April 2015

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  • Dirk Bogarde: 10 essential films

    Two handfuls of the finest films featuring one of Britain’s greatest screen actors, from his early classics to his later career as a go-to star for arthouse directors.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 27 March 2015

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  • 10 great modern films shot in Academy ratio

    With his quixotic adventure film Jauja, set in 19th-century Patagonia and starring Viggo Mortensen, Lisandro Alonso is the latest filmmaker to ditch the conventional wide-screen format in order to resurrect the squarer ‘Academy’ ratio of earlier times. He’s in good company…

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 26 March 2015

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  • Akira Kurosawa: 10 essential films

    Born 105 years ago, Akira Kurosawa redefined the action film with his samurai epics set in Japan’s medieval past. Here are 10 of his best films.

    Jasper Sharp
    Monday 23 March 2015

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