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  • 10 great really long films

    To watch all of the films on this week’s list, you’ll need over 65 hours. Heralding the release of Lav Diaz’s monumental epic Norte, the End of History, here are 10 film giants that stretch to four hours or (way) beyond.

    Samuel Wigley, Pamela Hutchinson, Jasper Sharp, Thirza Wakefield, Michael Brooke, Nick Wrigley, Mike Sutton, Ben Dooley
    Thursday 17 July 2014

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  • 10 great films about Brits abroad

    With summer holiday season upon us and millions of Brits packing their bags for some sunshine overseas, what are some of the best movies about British expats and holidaymakers?

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 10 July 2014

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  • The 10 best Dennis Hopper performances

    As the brilliant yet volatile talents of actor-director Dennis Hopper are remembered with a BFI Southbank season and Royal Academy exhibition, we count down his top 10 greatest performances.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Wednesday 9 July 2014

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  • 10 great films set in the swinging 60s

    It’s 50 years since the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night helped put a swing in the step of 60s British cinema, heralding London’s emergence as the epicentre of hip fashion, art and music. Here are 10 of the best swinging London films that followed in its wake.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Thursday 3 July 2014

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  • 100 years of cycling films released on BFI Player – 10 to try

    Whiz through a 10-film sampler of this landmark collection.


    Tuesday 1 July 2014

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  • 36 amazing dance scenes

    As BFI Southbank hosts a two-month celebration of some of the great dance movies, writers from across the BFI pick out a favourite on-screen dancing moment that always gets their toes tapping.


    Tuesday 1 July 2014

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  • 10 great wuxia (swordplay) films

    Based in a centuries-old genre of Chinese literature, the wuxia martial arts movie takes place in a world of swords, sorcery, chivalry and romance. Here are 10 of its jaw-dropping milestones.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 26 June 2014

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  • 10 great films set in Beijing

    The second most populous city in the world, China’s capital is 3,000 years old and currently home to over 20 million people. Here are 10 ways that the movies have got to grips with the people and history of Beijing.

    John Berra
    Thursday 19 June 2014

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  • National Picnic Week: great picnics on film

    ‘Do you want a leg or a breast?’ As the UK celebrates National Picnic Week, we open up the hamper of film history to select 12 classic picnic scenes.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 17 June 2014

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  • 10 great football films

    Films about football are rarely much good, but occasionally one gets past the goalie. With the 2014 World Cup about to get under way, here’s a team of 10 of the best – including a couple of TV plays that were too good to leave out.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 12 June 2014

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