100 Unmissable BBC Films

100 Unmissable BBC Films

From the unmissable British Broadcasting Corporation film ‘Billy Elliot’ to ‘The Power of the Dog’, ‘Iris’ to ‘His House’, the 100 best BBC Films. List by Katie Doyle, Sam Sewell-Peterson and Joseph Wade.

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Clio Barnard Films Ranked

Clio Barnard Films Ranked

Bradfordian filmmaker Clio Barnard’s four films ranked from worst to best, including Andrea Dunbar documentary ‘The Arbor’ and 2022 release ‘Ali & Ava’. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Mothering Sunday (2021) Review

Mothering Sunday (2021) Review

Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor excel in an otherwise regular post-Great War romance from Eva Husson and screenwriter Alice Birch, ‘Mothering Sunday’ (2021). Review by Joseph Wade.

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Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Charlotte Ginsborg coronavirus pandemic documentary ‘Songs for the River’ highlights social and political issues from the perspective of a small London community. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Censor (2021) Review

Censor (2021) Review

‘Censor’, the debut movie of Welsh filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond, is a horror film set within the era of so-called “video nasties”, a “captivating and original story”. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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‘Trainspotting’ at 25 – Review

‘Trainspotting’ at 25 – Review

‘Trainspotting’ (1996) at 25 – Mark Carnochan’s review of Danny Boyle’s “small film from the small country that became one of the most famous films of all time”, starring Ewan McGregor.

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A Manchester Legend Immortalised in Black and White: A Reflection on Control’s Portrayal of Ian Curtis

A Manchester Legend Immortalised in Black and White: A Reflection on Control’s Portrayal of Ian Curtis

Forty years on from the premature death of one of the UK’s great music artists, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Leoni Horton analyses Anton Corbijn’s 2007 biopic ‘Control’, a movie about the man and the city that helped make him.

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The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state’s rich history of cinema.

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