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  • Aki Kaurismäki: 10 essential films

    As he turns 60 – and with his latest film, The Other Side of Hope, due in UK cinemas in May – it’s the perfect time to revisit the droll, idiosyncratic films of one of Finland’s finest exports: Aki Kaurismäki.

    Matthew Thrift
    Tuesday 4 April 2017

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  • 10 great films set in one location

    With High-Rise and now Free Fire, Ben Wheatley joins an illustrious tradition of filmmakers limiting their stories to a single location.

    Alex Barrett
    Friday 31 March 2017

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  • 10 great fish-out-of-water films

    Cinema has long thrived on the plot device in which our heroes find themselves completely out of their depth in a new environment. As first-contact drama Arrival lands on BFI Player, we celebrate the fish-out-of-water movie.

    Nikki Baughan
    Thursday 23 March 2017

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  • 10 great modern south-east Asian films

    A rough guide to contemporary cinema from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and other parts of south-east Asia.

    John Berra
    Tuesday 21 March 2017

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  • Seven ‘wyrd’ TV programmes from 1977 – a golden harvest of folk horror

    There was no reality TV 40 years ago – instead, the schedules were ripe with unsettling supernatural tales that made 1977 a peak year for folk horror and other strange televisual vibrations.

    Adam Scovell
    Monday 20 March 2017

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  • Kurt Russell: 10 essential films

    From Escape from New York to Bone Tomahawk: 10 choice cuts from the action-packed 55-year career of Kurt Russell.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 17 March 2017

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  • Isabelle Huppert: 10 essential films

    From The Piano Teacher to Elle: a selection of some of the best performances by one of the world’s most brilliant and formidable actors, Isabelle Huppert.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 16 March 2017

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  • Michael Caine: 10 essential films

    From The Italian Job to Get Carter, we whittle down Michael Caine’s 120 film credits to a selection of 10 key titles.

    David Parkinson
    Tuesday 14 March 2017

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  • David Cronenberg: 10 essential films

    From Videodrome to Cosmopolis, key stepping stones through the career of master filmmaker and body-horror maestro David Cronenberg.

    Greg Evans
    Tuesday 14 March 2017

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  • 10 great films about revenge

    From Oldboy to Inglourious Basterds, we celebrate the release of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle by charting the many different ways that great movies have treated the theme of revenge.

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 9 March 2017

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