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5 things to watch this weekend – 30 July to 1 August

Fame, fortune and fishes out of water – what are you watching this weekend?

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 30 July to 1 August
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10 great Hollywood melodramas of the 1940s

By Pamela Hutchinson

10 great Hollywood melodramas of the 1940s
Lists

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances

By Alex Ramon

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances
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5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 July

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 July
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10 great African films

By Leila Latif

10 great African films
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10 great LGBTIQA characters in games

By Katie Granger

10 great LGBTIQA characters in games
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5 things to watch this weekend - 16 to 18 July

By Peter Hill

5 things to watch this weekend - 16 to 18 July
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5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 July

By Henry Barnes

5 things to watch this weekend – 9 to 11 July
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10 great films about drinking

By Ben Nicholson

10 great films about drinking
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5 things to watch this weekend – 25 to 27 June

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 25 to 27 June
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10 great films set in Mumbai

By Devika Girish

10 great films set in Mumbai
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10 great metroidvania games

By Stuart Burnside

10 great metroidvania games
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5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 June

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 June
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10 great country music films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great country music films
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5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 June

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 June
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10 great British silent films

By Bryony Dixon, Neil Brand and others

10 great British silent films
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5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 June

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 June
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10 great horror sequels

By Josh Slater-Williams

10 great horror sequels
Lists

(Un)familiar faces: motifs, themes and doubles in the world of David Lynch

By Ronnie Hackston

(Un)familiar faces: motifs, themes and doubles in the world of David Lynch
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5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 28 to 31 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 28 to 31 May
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10 great films about the American frontier

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films about the American frontier
Lists

Peter Cushing: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Peter Cushing: 10 essential films
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5 things to watch this weekend – 22 to 24 February

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 22 to 24 February
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10 great films set in the ancient world

By Samuel Wigley

10 great films set in the ancient world
Lists

Finds of the century: 12 great films from 1921

By Bryony Dixon and Pamela Hutchinson

Finds of the century: 12 great films from 1921
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5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 May
Lists

Cruel Britannia: six British ‘video nasties’

By Kim Newman

Cruel Britannia: six British ‘video nasties’
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10 great debut films by music video directors

By Josh Slater-Williams

10 great debut films by music video directors
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Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films

By Alex Ramon

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films
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