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Chris Fennell

Chris Fennell is a freelance film critic and journalist. His work on film has appeared in The Guardian, bfi.org.uk, Little White Lies, CineVue and Grolsch Film Works, among others. He graduated from Oxford University in 2012.

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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.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Lists

  • Beyond Clueless: a golden age of the American teen movie

    Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne talks about the passion for post-Clueless American teen movies that fuelled his new Kickstarter-funded documentary tribute.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Interviews

  • Preview: London Indian Film Festival 2014

    Europe’s largest showcase for south Asian cinema, the London Indian Film Festival, returns this month with a rich platter of premieres, masterclasses and Q&As. Here’s what to look out for.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Features

  • 10 great football films

    Films about football are rarely much good, but occasionally one gets past the goalie. With the 2014 World Cup about to get under way, here’s a team of 10 of the best – including a couple of TV plays that were too good to leave out.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Lists

  • Child of the 90s: Anthony Chen on Ilo Ilo

    Winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Sutherland Award for Best First Feature, London-based filmmaker Anthony Chen tells us about recreating his own childhood in Singapore for the family drama Ilo Ilo.

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    Interviews

  • Roots manoeuvre: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Half of a Yellow Sun

    The BAFTA-winning star of 12 Years a Slave tells us about his latest film, a sweeping historical drama set during the Nigerian-Biafran war, which found him shooting in his parents’ homeland.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Interviews

  • 10 great films about committing the perfect crime

    With murder-plot thriller Lift to the Scaffold due back in cinemas, let’s see if we can get away with this list of 10 classic perfect crime movies.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great films set in the Deep South

    With sweeping civil war romance Gone with the Wind back in cinemas, we’ve rounded up 10 more Deep South movies worth giving a damn about.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Lists

  • Laura Mulvey on Riddles of the Sphinx

    Laura Mulvey remembers shooting her groundbreaking avant-garde classic Riddles of the Sphinx – now released on Blu-ray/DVD.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Interviews

  • 10 great films that flopped

    With Michael Cimino’s epic western Heaven’s Gate back in cinemas, we count down 10 more classic films that crashed and burned at the box office.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Lists

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