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  • Terry Gilliam: five essential films

    From dizzying dystopias to modern-day fairytales, the films of Terry Gilliam present a universe that’s highly imaginative and beguilingly strange. These are the five best places to dive in.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • 10 great foreign-language films of the decade so far

    As we approach the decade’s halfway point and Cannes winner Winter Sleep is released in cinemas, it’s time to ask: what are some of the best foreign-language films of the 2010s?

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 20 November 2014

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  • 10 great films set in the next 25 years

    Will the next quarter of a century bring us hoverboards? Or sentient phone operating systems? Or even nuclear apocalypse? These 10 classic futuristic movies think so …

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 13 November 2014

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  • 10 great Jewish films

    As the 18th UK Jewish Film Festival rolls into cinemas nationwide, we take a look at some of Jewish cinema’s greatest hits.

    Raphael Smith
    Thursday 6 November 2014

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  • 10 wonderful women of sci-fi

    With the results of our poll seeking to find Greatest Sci-Fi Character of All Time not far off, we wondered: how will women fare in the voting?

    Clarissa Jacob, Angus Dunican
    Thursday 6 November 2014

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  • Rarely seen sci-fi films released on BFI Player – 10 to try

    As part of our major celebration of sci-fi cinema, we’ve just released dozens of films on BFI Player, available to watch now. Here’s a sampler.

    John Oliver
    Tuesday 4 November 2014

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  • The 10 best John Barry soundtracks

    Five-time Oscar winner and the man behind 11 James Bond soundtracks, John Barry is one of cinema’s most beloved composers. But what are his greatest scores?

    Patrick Fahy
    Monday 3 November 2014

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  • 10 great American sci-fi films of the 1950s

    In the 1950s, cold war paranoia and the fear of imminent destruction gave rise to an unparalleled wave of alien invasion movies and apocalyptic space adventures. As Invasion of the Body Snatchers returns to cinemas, we count down 10 of the best.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 30 October 2014

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  • Marlon Brando – 10 roles that got away

    Performance with Mick Jagger and Marlon Brando? Brando as Lawrence of Arabia instead of Peter O’Toole? Over the decades, many now classic films sought the great method actor for their starring role. Here are 10 movies that would have been very different if Brando had been in them.

    David Parkinson
    Tuesday 28 October 2014

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  • 10 great sci-fi films of the 21st century

    The 21st century was once just a subject for science fiction – now we’re living it. But what are the best sci-fi movies made since we crossed into the new millennium?

    Neil Mitchell
    Thursday 23 October 2014

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