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10 great heist movies to get you in the mood for Baby Driver

By Ian Gilchrist

Classic crime-thrillers to seek out – from Rififi to Thief, Dog Day Afternoon to Reservoir Dogs.

Five great travel films that will make you want to stay home

By Daisy Phillipson

As the likes of Berlin Syndrome and Sin Nombre show, sometimes staying put really is the better option.

10 lesser-known music docs you should watch

By Eve Watling

Seek out these great musical portraits, featuring David Bowie, Lil Wayne and Leonard Cohen.

Six great sports movies for people who hate sport

By Eve Watling

You don’t have to be mad on organised physical activity to enjoy these films.

Six great TV shows to watch now that Girls is over

By Marta Bausells

Unmissable millennial sitcoms to fill the void left by Lena Dunham and co.

Six of the best Park Chan-wook scenes

By Kambole Campbell

From Oldboy to Stoker, here are some of the South Korean director’s most memorable moments.

Six of the best films about poets

By Ross McDonnell

From The Colour of Pomegranates to A Quiet Passion, seek out these fascinating portraits of verse-makers.

How Raw channels the bloody coming of age of Ginger Snaps

By Katherine McLaughlin

Both films express a uniquely female concern through visceral imagery.

Six of Paul Verhoeven’s most controversial moments

By Nick Chen

From Showgirls to Starship Troopers, delve into the Dutch filmmaker’s provocative back catalogue.

Seven great alternative fairy tale movies

By Elizabeth MacLeod

Twisted takes on classic stories, from The Company of Wolves to Black Swan and The Fall.

A beginner’s guide to the films of Kelly Reichardt

By Edward Cripps

Before you see Certain Women, delve into this great American filmmaker’s stellar back catalogue.

Exploring black masculinity in Boyz n the Hood and Moonlight

By Kambole Campbell

John Singleton and Barry Jenkins’ films understand what it means to grow up young, black and American.

Before you see Moonlight, seek out Medicine for Melancholy

By Nick Chen

This San Fransisco-set drama from 2008 is the perfect primer for Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed latest.

Six great films that show the dark side of the TV industry

By Tom Bond

From Network to Nightcrawler, cinema has a long history of exposing television’s rotten core.

Love La La Land? Seek out Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

By Danilo Castro

Damien Chazelle’s low-budget debut has plenty in common with his awards-sweeping musical.

Eight films to watch before you see La La Land

By Ella Donald

Get in the mood for Damien Chazelle’s swooning musical with these toe-tapping classics.

How Blue Velvet reflects the voyeuristic gaze of Rear Window

By Tom Watchorn

Paranoia, mystery and moral ambiguity abound in David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.

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