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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 comedy films

    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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  • François Truffaut: 10 essential films

    The gentlest of the major directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut made some of the movement’s best-loved classics, from Jules et Jim to Day for Night.

    David Parkinson
    Friday 6 February 2015

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  • The 10 best John Williams soundtracks

    We count down the finest musical moments of the great film composer John Williams, winner of five Oscars out of an extraordinary 49 nominations.

    Patrick Fahy
    Friday 6 February 2015

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  • 10 great erotic British films

    Named after a rare butterfly, the extraordinary new film by Peter Strickland is also that lesser-spotted creature: a genuinely erotic British film. In the month that The Duke of Burgundy flutters into cinemas, we survey 10 more titillating titles from these shores.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 5 February 2015

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