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Paul O’Callaghan

After six years working as part of the BFI’s Communications and Digital teams, Paul left us in December 2012 to pursue a writing career. He currently works as a freelance journalist, copywriter and film script reader.

Articles by Paul O’Callaghan

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  • 10 great films about aliens visiting Earth

    They come in peace… or else to bring about the annihilation of the human race. With David Bowie’s turn as The Man Who Fell to Earth lighting up our Sci-Fi weekend, we count down 10 of the best movies about extraterrestrials coming to our planet.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014


  • 10 great Vietnam war films

    With Michael Cimino’s Oscar-winning epic The Deer Hunter back in UK cinemas, we take a tour of duty around 10 of the best Vietnam war movies.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014


  • Dennis Hopper: 10 essential performances

    We count down 10 of the greatest performances from the brilliant yet volatile Dennis Hopper.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014


  • Follow our BFI Gothic blog

    Keep up with all the thrills and chills of our nationwide celebration of gothic film and television.

    Monday, November 4, 2013


  • 12 great moments at the 2013 LFF

    Proposals, standing ovations, heartfelt tributes – here’s a dozen of the most memorable moments from the 57th BFI London Film Festival.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013


  • 10 great film debuts by actors-turned-directors

    With Joseph Gordon-Levitt the latest actor to step behind the camera, we count down 10 films that have set the bar for actors’ directorial debuts.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013


  • 10 great breakthrough American indie films

    As Ain’t Them Bodies Saints heralds the arrival of a bright young thing of American independent cinema, we count down 10 great US indie calling cards.

    Thursday, September 5, 2013


  • The many faces of Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier has never been shy of sensational subject matter or media notoriety. Paul O’Callaghan offers an introduction to the provocations of one of world cinema’s most divisive directors.

    Friday, May 17, 2013


  • 10 great comic book films

    With Tom Cruise roaming a depopulated, post-apocalyptic Earth in the latest graphic novel-derived blockbuster, Oblivion, we present 10 great comic book films.

    Thursday, April 11, 2013


  • Danny Boyle: a career in 10 songs

    From the era-defining Trainspotting soundtrack to his genre-hopping Olympics medley, we chart the evolution of Danny Boyle’s career in 10 key tracks.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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