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Overview of the new MovieMail

Overview of the new MovieMail

Dan Hunter on 17th September

Following behind-the-scenes changes at MovieMail last week, there have been concerns about how our service will change. Here we'll run through the main areas of interest.

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1975-80: A New Hope - From Space: 1999 to Sapphire & Steel

1975-80: A New Hope - From Space: 1999 to Sapphire & Steel

Frank Collins on 23rd September / comments

Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre. This time, he follows the series and plays created during a troubled time for Britain, the late 1970s.

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Sixties Soldiers

Sixties Soldiers

James Oliver on 19th September / comments

The 1960s were supposed the era of peace and love. James Oliver takes to the parade ground to find out how British films made during this era treated army life and gets the impression that the Ministry of Defence would not approve of the results...

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20,000 Days on Earth: Film of the Week

20,000 Days on Earth: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 19th September / comments

This profile of Nick Cave forsakes standard rock-doc biography for an impressionistic guided tour of the singer’s dramatic universe. It's a work of rare cinematic imagination and may thrill even non-fans, writes Mike McCahill.

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Night Will Fall: a stark look inside the concentration camps

Night Will Fall: a stark look inside the concentration camps

Mike McCahill on 19th September / comments

This new documentary from the producer of The Act of Killing details the efforts to finish a 1945 film intended to reveal the full horror of the German concentration camps. You have to see it, if you can bear to see it, argues Mike McCahill.

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Salomé and Wilde Salomé: Pacino pursues another Oscar

Salomé and Wilde Salomé: Pacino pursues another Oscar

Mike McCahill on 18th September / comments

Al Pacino resumes his secondary career as a literary scholar this weekend in a double-bill centred around Oscar Wilde’s take on the Biblical legend. It’s some of the most committed work the actor has done in years, writes Mike McCahill.

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François Truffaut

François Truffaut

David Parkinson on 16th September / comments

With many of his films making a welcome return to DVD and their debuts on Blu-ray, Crash Course can't resist the opportunity to pay homage to François Truffaut.

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A Most Wanted Man: Film of the Week

A Most Wanted Man: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 12th September / comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final completed performance before his death was as a German intelligence expert in this tense adaptation of John Le Carré’s post-9/11 thriller. Right to the end, the guy was unmatchable, writes Mike McCahill.

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Changes at MovieMail

Changes at MovieMail

Dan Hunter on 11th September

Behind the scenes there have been some positive changes for MovieMail. Read on to learn more.

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Manuscripts Don't Burn: another gripping story is smuggled out of Iran

Manuscripts Don't Burn: another gripping story is smuggled out of Iran

Mike McCahill on 11th September / comments

Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof angered the Iranian authorities with his latest, a multi-stranded drama illustrating the oppressive conditions writers operate under in his homeland. You can see why the State might be concerned, reports Mike McCahill.

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In Order of Disappearance: black comedy from the Scandie crime wave

In Order of Disappearance: black comedy from the Scandie crime wave

Mike McCahill on 11th September / comments

This darkly comic Norwegian thriller finds Stellan Skarsgard’s vengeful snow plough driver going after the drug traffickers who’ve murdered his son. Lars von Trier and Homer Simpson would be proud, writes Mike McCahill.

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Attila Marcel: Film of the Week

Attila Marcel: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 4th September / comments

French animator Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist) moves into live-action with a quirky tale about a mute pianist trying to uncover the secret of his parents’ bizarre death. The melancholy ghosts of Tati and Keaton haunt it, writes Mike McCahill.

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1975-80: A New Hope - From Space: 1999 to Sapphire & Steel

Frank Collins on 23rd September / comments

Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre. This time, he follows the series and plays created during a troubled time for B...

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Sixties Soldiers

James Oliver on 19th September / comments

The 1960s were supposed the era of peace and love. James Oliver takes to the parade ground to find out how British films made during this era treated army life and gets the impression that the Ministry of De...

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François Truffaut

David Parkinson on 16th September / comments

With many of his films making a welcome return to DVD and their debuts on Blu-ray, Crash Course can't resist the opportunity to pay homage to François Truffaut.

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Attenborough the Actor

David Parkinson on 2nd September / comments

Following the death of Richard Attenborough, much of the focus fell on his achievements as a director. But, as Crash Course reveals, he was also a fine character actor.

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The Leisen Touch

James Oliver on 1st September / comments

The name might not ring a bell, but Mitchell Leisen is an overlooked master thanks to films such as Midnight and Easy Living, writes James Oliver.

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The Dardennes: World cinema's brothers-in-arms

Mike McCahill on 29th August / comments

Belgium’s Dardenne brothers emerged from industrial films to scoop the Palme d’Or twice either side of the millennium. With their Two Days, One Night currently receiving much acclaim, Mike McCahill profiles ...

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