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Tinker - Herbert Marshall's striking mining docu-drama from 1949, £9.99 on DVD

Tinker - Herbert Marshall's striking mining docu-drama from 1949, £9.99 on DVD

23rd April

A beautifully realised drama-documentary, Tinker was shot by by Günther Krampf (cinematographer on Pandora’s Box) with a non-professional cast in the mining communities of Durham.

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An A-Z of Forgotten British Films: I

An A-Z of Forgotten British Films: I

Julian Upton on 22nd April / comments

Mixed up kids and murderous adults are among the characters in Julian Upton's latest trawl through some of Britain's forgotten films, as he reaches the letter I.

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Belgium - the Dardenne Brothers and other Arthouse titans

Belgium - the Dardenne Brothers and other Arthouse titans

David Parkinson on 22nd April / comments

We're back in Europe, as David Parkinson continues MovieMail's World Tour in Belgium, a country only now starting to fulfil its cinematic potential.

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Exhibition: The empty rooms of Joanna Hogg's latest

Exhibition: The empty rooms of Joanna Hogg's latest

Mike McCahill on 22nd April / comments

British writer-director Joanna Hogg follows up her acclaimed Unrelated and Archipelago with a more conceptual work about a pair of artists growing apart. It’s a grand design, but the details are left maddeningly vague, argues Mike McCahill.

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Dr Finlay's Casebook: Series 2 - the immensely popular BBC drama, £27.99 on DVD

Dr Finlay's Casebook: Series 2 - the immensely popular BBC drama, £27.99 on DVD

David Parkinson on 22nd April

Only 10 episodes survive from the second series, but it's plenty enough to show why millions tuned in avidly to these tales from a Scottish doctor's surgery, writes David Parkinson.

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Seven Samurai: 60th Anniversary Edition - remastered, from £13.99 on DVD & Blu

Seven Samurai: 60th Anniversary Edition - remastered, from £13.99 on DVD & Blu

21st April

Kurosawa's influential epic of seven warriors protecting a village from bandits is simply one of the greatest films ever made, filled with some of the finest action sequences ever filmed.

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Top 10 Trucking Films, with clips

Top 10 Trucking Films, with clips

19th April

Yorkie bars. Transport caffs. CB radio. Serial killing. Flashing their lights at each other on the motorway. Yes, there are lots of things we associate with trucks and truck drivers but what's often forgotten is the contribution they make to cinema. Th...

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This weekend only - Arthouse Easter Bonanza, Two DVDs for £10

This weekend only - Arthouse Easter Bonanza, Two DVDs for £10

19th April

Treat yourself to an Easter Arthouse double bill - two DVDs for just £10, chosen from an extensive range of over 300 films. Our latest sale will take you around the world in style, offering you a chance to catch up on some of the best known arthouse t...

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Acorn Television Sale - over 75 series

Acorn Television Sale - over 75 series

19th April

Settle down on the sofa for our sale of excellent TV, old and new, from Acorn. Featuring detectives of all flavours, period dramas from around the world, a smattering of comedy, drama and even a life-changing documentary - this sale is packed with terr...

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We Are The Best! Rated GP for Girl Power

We Are The Best! Rated GP for Girl Power

Mike McCahill on 19th April / comments

Lukas Moodysson's teen punk drama has charmed audiences across Europe during its festival run. As it opens in the UK, the MBFC offers its own unique brand of consumer advice: never mind the b------s, this is the real thing.

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Bachelor Mother - starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven, £9.99 on DVD

Bachelor Mother - starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 19th April

The film that launched Ginger Rogers' solo career, Bachelor Mother gave her a chance to shine as a comedienne. It's one of the very greatest of screwball comedies, writes James Oliver.

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Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener

Mike McCahill on 18th April / comments

Nicole Holofcener has written some of the freshest, funniest dialogue spoken on screen this century. In his latest Essentials profile, Mike McCahill explains why this native New Yorker has become regarded as the female Woody Allen.

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An A-Z of Forgotten British Films: I

Julian Upton on 22nd April / comments

Mixed up kids and murderous adults are among the characters in Julian Upton's latest trawl through some of Britain's forgotten films, as he reaches the letter I.

Read

Belgium - the Dardenne Brothers and other Arthouse titans

David Parkinson on 22nd April / comments

We're back in Europe, as David Parkinson continues MovieMail's World Tour in Belgium, a country only now starting to fulfil its cinematic potential.

Read

We Are The Best! Rated GP for Girl Power

Mike McCahill on 19th April / comments

Lukas Moodysson's teen punk drama has charmed audiences across Europe during its festival run. As it opens in the UK, the MBFC offers its own unique brand of consumer advice: never mind the b------s, this is...

Read

Nicole Holofcener

Mike McCahill on 18th April / comments

Nicole Holofcener has written some of the freshest, funniest dialogue spoken on screen this century. In his latest Essentials profile, Mike McCahill explains why this native New Yorker has become regarded as...

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Evenin’ all: From Fabian of the Yard to Dixon of Dock Green

Frank Collins on 17th April / comments

Frank Collins concludes his blog series with a look back at the earliest television crime shows and how Fabian Of The Yard and Dixon Of Dock Green were developed from documentaries and cinema of the 1950s.

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Patches of Prepared Darkness: Val Lewton and The Curse of the Cat People

Graeme Hobbs on 16th April / comments

Val Lewton's time as head of RKO's B-movie horror division saw him produce enduring and inventive films that rethought the presentation of horror. Graeme looks at his approach and his finest work, The Curse ...

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