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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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  • Mel Brooks: five essential films

    As the brilliant actor, comedian, director and producer Mel Brooks is awarded a BFI Fellowship, we pick out the five best places to get to grips with Brooks’s career in film.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 20 March 2015

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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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