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

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 present...

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That Sinking Feeling - Bill Forsyth's hilarious debut, £13.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

That Sinking Feeling - Bill Forsyth's hilarious debut, £13.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

Julian Upton on 16th April

Cheap, cheerful and cheeky, this inventive, infectiously funny Glaswegian crime caper from Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl) plays out like comic, bargain-basement Rififi, writes Julian Upton.

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Chaplin's Tramp

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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Locke: Tom Hardy is driven to distraction

Locke: Tom Hardy is driven to distraction

Mike McCahill on 15th April / comments

Tom Hardy assumes the driver's seat for this one-man thriller, which finds a faithless master builder navigating the worst night of his life. This smartly constructed character study may yet make a star of its leading man, reports Mike McCahill.

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Honey West - from 1965, American TV's first female detective, £24.99 on DVD

Honey West - from 1965, American TV's first female detective, £24.99 on DVD

15th April

All 30 episodes from the first weekly American TV series to feature a female detective. Anne Francis stars as the woman who inherits the family detective business in this stylish 60s show.

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Lars von Trier and Leos Carax head-up Artificial Eye's new releases

Lars von Trier and Leos Carax head-up Artificial Eye's new releases

Jonathan Melville on 14th April

Lars von Trier and Leos Carax are among the star names on Artificial Eye's slate of spring and summer DVD and Blu-ray releases.

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We Are The Best!: Full-time fun with the part-time punks

We Are The Best!: Full-time fun with the part-time punks

Mike McCahill on 14th April / comments

Lukas Moodysson, the Swedish writer-director behind Together and Lilya 4-Ever, returns with a charming anecdote concerning three pre-teen punk rockers. For the first time in ages, this filmmakerís not spitting at his audience, writes Mike McCahill.

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New Zealand: Hobbits, Cult Hits and Digital Heroes

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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Top 10 Fellini Films, with clips

Top 10 Fellini Films, with clips

12th April

Federico Fellini has long been recognised as one of the very greatest of filmmakers but his stock is at an especially high level right now. It's all to do with The Great Beauty. Paolo Sorrentino's portrait of Roman high life has been one of the most ac...

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Violent Saturday - a coolly riveting crime saga, £12.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

Violent Saturday - a coolly riveting crime saga, £12.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

12th April

A brutal noir told against blazing, sun-drenched Arizona landscapes, Violent Saturday is an impressive gem of Hollywood storytelling, starring Victor Mature, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.

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Out Now: April 2014 Film Catalogue

Out Now: April 2014 Film Catalogue

11th April

Some months are so packed with big releases that it's a wonder we can fit them all in - this is one of those months! But what's tough for our designers is excellent news for you, as whatever style of films you like you've got some terrific viewing ahead.

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State of the Nation: The 1970s on film

State of the Nation: The 1970s on film

James Oliver on 11th April / comments

James Oliver argues that 1970s British films are some of the most valuable cultural artefacts of the era, reflecting a country down on its uppers.

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Vintage British Cinema Sale - over 50 classics from £6.99 each

Vintage British Cinema Sale - over 50 classics from £6.99 each

11th April

Treat yourself to some mouthwatering vintage British movies with these 50+ DVDs from Strawberry Films. Over the last couple of years, Strawberry have been reliably publishing real crackers from the archives. This sale collects some of their best and is...

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Celebrating Children in Cinema - explore a richly rewarding area of film

Celebrating Children in Cinema - explore a richly rewarding area of film

11th April

Inspired by Mark Cousins' enthralling, highly-acclaimed new documentary about children in film, we present a sale of the available titles featured in his documentary alongside other excellent examples. Like Cousins' film, these DVDs and Blu-rays range ...

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