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  • 10 great family films of the 21st century

    Charm, invention, a great story and a little magic are the perfect ingredients of the very best family films. If you’re searching for inspiration for seasonal viewing for kids of all ages, look no further than these 10 modern marvels.

    Justin Johnson
    Thursday 25 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Morons from Outer Space

    This sci-fi satire with a silly title from the director of Get Carter and Flash Gordon is much more fun than its death at the box office suggests.

    Jon Spira
    Tuesday 23 December 2014

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  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea – 60th anniversary

    These eye-popping lobby cards were created to promote Disney’s classic live-action version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was first released 60 years ago on 23 December 1954.

    Tuesday 23 December 2014

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  • 10 popular free films on BFI Player in 2014

    A nail-biting football match and a trip to Saturn in 1911 were popular free films on BFI Player in 2014 – but what was the most watched of all?

    Monday 22 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Attack the Block

    Mixing wit, social conscience and action thrills, Attack the Block is a bracingly original alien invasion film that keeps its feet firmly on the streets of ‘Broken Britain’ even as it warns us to watch the skies.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 19 December 2014

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  • Top 10 rented films on BFI Player in 2014

    An alien, a nun and a nymphomaniac battled it out for the most popular film on BFI Player – but did any of them take the the top spot?

    Friday 19 December 2014

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  • 100 years of Christmas on BFI Player

    Christmas has come early! Dive into a grotto of free archive Christmas films.

    Peter Hill
    Friday 19 December 2014

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  • Back to black: the 101-year making of the oldest black American-starring feature

    Ashley Clark on how 1913’s Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day finally got its field day.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 18 December 2014

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  • Did Stanley Kubrick invent the iPad?

    Read the futuristic headlines for a New York Times app that Kubrick commissioned for the ‘Newspad’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a slimline computer that eerily predicts the modern tablet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 18 December 2014

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  • 10 great American musicals of the 1950s

    When it comes to film musicals, there was perhaps never a better time and place than Hollywood in the 1950s, with each year bringing new feasts of song, colour and dance. As Guys and Dolls returns to cinemas nationwide, here’s our guide to the 10 best places to start.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 18 December 2014

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