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Festivals

10 films to watch at Borderlines 2024

What to look out for at the annual bonanza of world cinema in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches.

By Faye D. Effard

10 films to watch at Borderlines 2024
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 February

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 February
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10 great Italian pastoral films

By Pasquale Iannone

10 great Italian pastoral films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 February

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 February
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10 great films about cooking

By Georgina Guthrie

10 great films about cooking
Lists

The 20 oldest living film directors

By David Parkinson

The 20 oldest living film directors
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 2 to 4 February

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 2 to 4 February
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10 great British films of 1974

By Alex Ramon

10 great British films of 1974
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 January

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 January
Lists

John Barry: 10 essential soundtracks

By Patrick Fahy

John Barry: 10 essential soundtracks
10 great

10 great films about Scottish history

By Jamie Dunn

10 great films about Scottish history
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 January

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 January
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10 great films from Columbia Pictures

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films from Columbia Pictures
Lists

Movies that were stage shows that were movies: from The Sound of Music to Mean Girls

By Richard Pickard

Movies that were stage shows that were movies: from The Sound of Music to Mean Girls
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 January

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 January
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10 great New German Cinema films

By Carmen Gray

10 great New German Cinema films
Lists

In memoriam: obituaries of those who died in 2023

By Bob Mastrangelo

In memoriam: obituaries of those who died in 2023
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10 great films of 1924

By Pamela Hutchinson

10 great films of 1924
Lists

SCALA SPIRIT: 30 transgressive films perfect for a raucous midnight screening

SCALA SPIRIT: 30 transgressive films perfect for a raucous midnight screening
Lists

Shah Rukh Khan: 10 essential films

By Omar Ahmed

Shah Rukh Khan: 10 essential films
Lists

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas

By David Parkinson

24 films to watch on TV this Christmas
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10 great motor racing films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great motor racing films
Lists

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators

By Xavier Alexandre Pillai, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2023, as picked by BFI curators
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 8 to 10 December

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 8 to 10 December
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10 great Christmas films of the 21st century

By Georgina Guthrie

10 great Christmas films of the 21st century
Lists

101 hidden gems: the greatest films you’ve never seen

101 hidden gems: the greatest films you’ve never seen
Lists

50 great Christmas films currently streaming - updated for 2023

By Katherine McLaughlin, David Parkinson and others

50 great Christmas films currently streaming - updated for 2023
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 December

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 December
Lists

Harry Belafonte: 10 essential performances

By Alex Ramon

Harry Belafonte: 10 essential performances
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