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  • Nora Ephron: queen of hearts

    Nora Ephron made films that combined caustic wit with happy endings – and helped define the modern romantic comedy. Hannah McGill remembers the comedian who anticipated our online culture of disclosure and influenced a generation of female comics.​

    Hannah McGill
    Thursday 10 December 2015

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  • 10 great erotic thrillers

    Base instincts and fatal attractions abound in these 10 unmissably sexy thrillers.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 10 December 2015

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  • Judi Dench: 10 essential performances

    We celebrate one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved actors with a look at 10 of Judi Dench’s best performances. Just don’t call her a ‘national treasure’…

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 9 December 2015

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  • Kirk Douglas: 10 essential films

    On his 100th birthday we celebrate one of the last surviving great actors of Hollywood’s golden age, with a look at some of Kirk Douglas’s finest movies.

    Christina Newland
    Wednesday 9 December 2015

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  • Five sublime sequences in Terence Davies films

    There are moments in the work of ‘Britain’s greatest living director’ that simply take the breath away. As his stunning new pastoral drama Sunset Song arrives in cinemas, we remember some peak Terence Davies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Tuesday 8 December 2015

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  • True Romance: how Tarantino makes every character count

    Tony Scott’s True Romance is a loved-up couple-on-the-run movie to rank with the best of them, but what makes it really special are the colourful supporting roles that Tarantino’s script provides for the likes of Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt.

    Lou Thomas
    Tuesday 8 December 2015

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  • Morelia 2015: How the guest was won

    Nick James reports on a festive melting pot of glamour, conviviality, native history and ‘Mexican imaginary’.

    Nick James
    Monday 7 December 2015

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  • British Independent Film Awards 2015: the winners in full

    Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Ex Machina wins four awards, including best director and best British independent film.

    Sunday 6 December 2015

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  • Film of the week: Sunset Song

    Terence Davies works the old sod in his adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic saga of early-twentieth-century crofting life in the Scottish Mearns, says Robert Hanks.

    Robert Hanks
    Friday 4 December 2015

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  • Fritz Lang: 10 essential films

    He was born 126 years ago, before sci-fi films, serial killer movies and film noir were invented. He’d help invent them all. Fritz Lang was one of the giants of cinema, and these 10 films find him at the top of his game.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 4 December 2015

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