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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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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle - Fred and Ginger star, £9.99 on DVD

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle - Fred and Ginger star, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 18th April

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' last picture for RKO sees them play the ballroom dancers who wooed America during WWI. It's a film of rare grace and panache, writes James Oliver.

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Ken Loach and Mike Leigh in competition for Cannes 2014

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh in competition for Cannes 2014

Jonathan Melville on 17th April

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh are just two of the major filmmakers in competition for Cannes 2014, alongside new films from Nuri Bilge Ceylan and The Dardenne Brothers.

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

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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Wrinkles: Film of the Week

Wrinkles: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 17th April / comments

Adapted from an acclaimed Spanish graphic novel, this hand-drawn animation recounts a series of tales from an old people’s home. It’s a commendably honest and moving account of the ageing process, writes Mike McCahill.

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The Curse of the Cat People - Val Lewton's excellent sequel, £9.99 on DVD

The Curse of the Cat People - Val Lewton's excellent sequel, £9.99 on DVD

Graeme Hobbs on 17th April

Forget the lurid studio-imposed title, this beautiful sequel to Val Lewton's Cat People is one of the great explorations of childhood imagination, writes Graeme Hobbs.

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Grab yourself a set of limited edition BFI Flipside postcards

Grab yourself a set of limited edition BFI Flipside postcards

Jonathan Melville on 16th April

We mark the release of Bill Forsyth's That Sinking Feeling on the Flipside with a new sale and limited edition postcards.

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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...

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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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Chaplin's Tramp

David Parkinson on 15th April / comments

This year sees the centenary of one of the most instantly recognisable characters in screen history and Crash Course marks the anniversary with its own tribute to Chaplin's Tramp.

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New Zealand: Hobbits, Cult Hits and Digital Heroes

David Parkinson on 14th April / comments

MovieMail's World Tour touches down in New Zealand, where David Parkinson discovers how a sleepy cinematic backwater became a key player in the digital age.

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